Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be clashing against each other in the 24th match of the T20 World Cup 2022. The match would be hosted by the Perth Stadium. It would start at local time and IST. Pakistan has better pace bowling and a middle order with brilliant power hitting ability. It’s a do or die situation for both teams. So, both these teams will leave no stone unturned to win the match.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Todays Playing 11
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir
Zimbabwe Squad: Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Today’s t20 Match
There have been ups and downs in the performance of Pakistani team in previous few matches. The most recent and their first match of T20 World Cup against India turned to be a great thriller though Pakistan lost that match. There were questions raised on the performance of the team especially Babar Aza, the captain pf the team who was no 1 batsman in the T20 rankings but just few days ago, Muhammad Rizwan, another brilliant player of the Pakistani cricket team, replaced Babar Azam.
Rizwan is averaging more than 71 in the T20 format since 2021 and has been a brilliant opener. While the middle order will be handled by Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah or maybe Iftikhar Ahmad and we had seen this in the match against India as well. Muhammad Nawaz though couldn’t do something special in the first match, will be another key player.
He is brilliant with ball as well. Shadab Khan and Muhammad Nawaz are very fine all-rounders. Pakistani pace bowling is world famous these days. With the return of Shaheen Afridi in the team, the pace bowling department of the Pakistani team has become more lethal. Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah and Muhammad Hasnain, all these bowlers can easily bowl above 140kph. This combination of lethal bowling and batting attack, makes Pakistan a very dangerous side in the T20 World Cup.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe T20 World Cup Cricket Match
The Zimbabwe team has brought some old and experienced players to their team. Wellington Masakadza and Tendai Chatara and Milton Shumba. Zimbabwe’s team has some fine talent in their team. Blessing Muzarabani, who is a young fast bowler, was also named in their T20 World Cup squad. Another fabulous player of the Zimbabwe team is Sikander Raza. During the past 1 year, he has scored 516 runs in 15 T20s at an average of 39.69. While Wessly Madhevere is also in brilliant form from the previous one year. Masakadza will bring the much needed experience in the team. While the return of Tendai Chatara is a sign of relief for Zimbabwe as he is a very fine fast bowler. The notable bowling performance from the Zimbabwe side from the previous 1 year has been from Sikander Raza and Luke Jongwe. These will be the key players of the Zimbabwe team. Sikander Raza’s performance in the qualifiers of this world cup ensured his team reached the Super-12 stage of the World cup. He can give a fine all-round performance even on bad days.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Prediction
The Pakistan team is looking strong here. They are ahead of Zimbabwe in their bilateral contests with more wins. Pakistan has better pace bowling and a middle order with brilliant power hitting ability. It’s a do or die situation for both teams. So, both these teams will leave no stone unturned to win the match.