The 1st Test between Zimbabwe and Pakistan will be held at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. The match will be kicked off on 29th April (Thursday) at 13:30 (GMT+6).
Zimbabwe and Pakistan will now face off in a Test series after a thrilling T20I series. Though Pakistan won in the shortest format of the match, it wasn’t a cakewalk like as many pundits and fans predicted it to be.
The hosts made it difficult for Pakistan, who had to fight for everything that went in their favour. They were shocked when Zimbabwe beat them in the second T20I match after winning the first match by just 11 runs. However, Babar Azam’s team stayed calm and won the series in the last match.
With temperatures hovering around 15 Degrees Celsius, the weather will be pleasant.
The Harare Sports Club track will gradually become batting friendly, but from the third day’s last session, cracks will have appeared and bowlers will come into play.
Probable Playing XIs
Sean Williams (c), Brendan Taylor, Prince Masvaure, Luke Jongwe, Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Regis Chakabva, Richard Ngarava / Wellington Masakadza, Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Imrat Butt, Hasan Ali, Abid Ali, Fawad Alam, Shaheen Afridi, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Rauf
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan – 1st Test, Dream11:
Babar Azam (c), Brendan Taylor (vc), Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Azhar Ali, Hasan Ali, Prince Masvaure, Blessing Muzarabani, Luke Jongwe, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi
Winning the toss
Sean Williams (Zimbabwe), Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)
Player of the Match
Team Scores Batting First
Zimbabwe 250+, Pakistan 460+
Zimbabwe performed well in the T20I series, but Pakistan appears to be too strong in this format of the game. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, is coming back from an excellent Test series against Afghanistan, so they can’t be counted out. Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor will be their key players. As predicted by our cricket experts, Pakistan is the favourite to win the match. Let’s support the team now on baji.live!