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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan – 2nd T20I – Preview, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Updates

Zimbabwe will be delighted with their performance  in the first game.
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Zimbabwe will be delighted with their performance  in the first game. However, despite playing well, they couldn’t defeat Pakistan. It will need a mammoth effort from them to pocket a victory.

Pakistan are a top-heavy team but their middle order is a cause of concern. Even in South Africa, the middle order didn’t live up to the expectations and Zimbabwe will be looking to utilize it. If they can dismiss Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan cheaply, they can get the Pakistan under pressure.  In the bowling department, Usman Qadir will be a major weapon for Babar Azam. The pacers are also in some decent form.

Talking about the hosts, they’ll need a mammoth effort from Sean Williams and Craig Ervine to challenge Pakistan. Also, they’ll hope that Brendan Taylor recovers from his infection and is available for selection. It will be a major boost to the hosts. Also, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine need to have a decent game.

Pitch Report – The match will be played at the Harare Sports Club. The ball tends to move around in the morning but the wicket flattens as the game progresses.

Team News


Brendan Taylor was ruled out of the 1st game because of a gastrointestinal infection and the hosts will hope that he recovers before the 2nd game.

Probable XI

Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Team news


Despite their average outing with the bat, Pakistan should play the same team.

Probable XI

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf



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