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ZIM vs PAK Dream 11 Team, Probable XI: Preview | No S Mire for Zimbabwe

By Pranob Thachanthara

ZIM vs PAK Dream 11 Team Prediction and Probable XI: Preview

Hello and Welcome to our preview for Zimbabwe versus Pakistan match. We are covering ZIM vs PAK Dream 11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the ODI match. The match is to be played at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe:

This is the First ODI match in the Five Match ODI series between Host Zimbabwe and Pakistan and all the five matches are scheduled in same venue Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. Pakistan will be looking to improve their ODI rankings by performing well and it will be a good practice series for them before the world cup, whereas Zimbabwe will be looking for a fresh start in their ODI campaign as they are already out of the ICC Cricket World cup 2019, as they failed to qualify with losing a close encounter with UAE in the qualifiers.

Paksitan:

Pakistan has not been played a single ODI series in almost six months, but they have a good ODI side to show their quality in the field as they were the Champions Trophy holder in 2017, whereas Zimbabwe have to work hard to meet the quality of the opposition as their big names is not included in the squad for this series due to injury and disagreement between the board and the players, it will be a test for Zimbabwe to prove them against top side bowling unit. Hamilton Masakadza will be leading the young guns for Zimbabwe, whereas Sarfraz Ahmed will be leading for Pakistan side.

Previously when these both side met each other it was the Triangular T20 series including Australia. Zimbabwe failed to make an impact in that series and lost all the matches while Pakistan won the Triangular Cup by defeating Australia in the Final. So this series will be an opportunity for Zimbabwe to perform well and Pakistan will be looking for a white wash in this series to improve their ODI rankings.

When and Where:

ZIM vs PAK, 1st ODI, 2018.
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. Zimbabwe
13th July, 12:45 PM IST

Venue Stats:

1st innings average score: 236
2nd innings average score: 206

Squads:

ZIM:
Hamilton Masakadza (c), Chamu Chibhabha, Peter Moor (wk), Tarisai Musakanda, Elton Chigumbura, Malcolm Waller, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chisoro, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Ryan Murray, Brian Chari, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Richard Ngarava, Liam Nicholas Roche

PAK:
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk & c), Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Yasir Shah

Team News:

ZIM:

  • The in form batsman Solomon Mire has been ruled out for the full series due to injury.
  • Kyle Jarvis will also miss out the series due to right thump fracture which is a big worry for their bowling unit.
  • Big names like Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor will be not participating in this series due to disagreement with the board causing more trouble to the side.
  • 3 Uncapped Players are included in the squad Liam Roche, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Rayan Murray. There are slight chance that one of Rayan Murray or Liam Roche debut in this match.
  • Hamilton Masakadza will be leading this young side.

PAK:

  • Pakistan included inform batsman Fakhar Zaman, Experienced Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali to the squad for making there middle order stronger
  • A good quality bowling line is to be expected by the inclusion of Yasir Shah and Junaid Khan.
  • Pakistan Cricket board (PCB) has banned Ahmed Shehzad for failing dope test earlier.
  • Pakistan’s mostly players are in form, so they have selection headache.

Probable Playing XI:

ZIM:
Hamilton Masakadza (c), Brian Chari/Chamu Chibhabha, Peter Moor (wk), Tarisai Musakanda, Elton Chigumbura, Chamu Chibhabha/Liam Roche, Malcolm Waller, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chisoro, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara

PAK:
Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail/Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Yasir Shah/Usman Khan, Hasan Ali

ZIM vs PAK Dream 11 Team Prediction:

This Team is for Grand Leagues.

P Moor (wk)
F Zaman
B Azam (c)
S Malik/Chamu Chibhabha

H Masakadza
Brian Chari/Imam-ul-Haq
Shadab Khan (vc)
M Waller
Hasan Ali
M Amir
B Muzarabani

Captain and Vice-Captain choices: F Zaman, Babar Azam, M Amir, Hasan Ali,S Ahmed.

For Grand Leagues: H. Masakadza, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik.

ZIM vs PAK Dream 11 Key players:

Zimbabwe:
H Masakadza
Peter Moor
Musakanda
Chamu Chibhabha
Muzarabani

Pakistan:
B Azam
S Ahmed
Shadab Khan
Hasan Ali
M Amir

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