Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 Match Prediction

  • Nov 07, 2020
  • 16:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium - Rawalpindi, Pakistan
2020-11-07 16:00:00
Pakistan PAK Pakistan
Zimbabwe ZIM Zimbabwe

Betting Tips

  • Pakistan won the ODI series but there were too many loop holes that they need to address before the T-20 extravaganza
  • Zimbabwe are too much dependent on their fab four i.e. Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine and Sikander Raza. Zimbabwe need their other players to step up if they're to upset Pakistan in the T-20 series
  • Pakistan fancy themselves in the shorter version of the game and beating them will be a hard pill to swallow for Zimbabwe.

Our Pick Pakistan are favorites to win

Posted On 6th November 2020 01:03:53
Posted by Kavin

PAK vs ZIM 1st T20 Prediction & Betting Tips

After winning the ODI series 2-1, Pakistan gear up to take on Zimbabwe in the first match of the three T-20 series. The match will be played on the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi and is scheduled to begin at 3:30 PM local time.

Sean Williams post Zimbabwe’s victory over Pakistan in the ODI series said that he’s tired of being competitive but losing and we can’t agree more. That’s been the story of Zimbabwe cricket for over two decades. Come this Saturday, if they’re to get their noses ahead in the T-20 series, being competitive won’t be enough. Zimbabwe can’t afford to be just competitive, they’ll need to learn the art of delivering the knockout punch. In Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine and Sikander Raza, they have a decent batting line up. Moreover, all these batsmen have scored runs in the ODI series, the problem here is their consistency. Also, Zimbabwe need contribution from their other players too. They can’t be too much dependent on these 4 players. Pakistan on the other hand shouldn’t be too proud of their performance in the ODI series. If you analyse all the three ODI’s Pakistan failed to deliver a collective batting performance. This is not going work against big teams. However, in the T-20, especially against a side like Zimbabwe, they’ll fancy their chances. In Babar Azam, they’ve one of the best T-20 batsmen. He’ll most likely take the opening spot with Fakhar Zaman, who’ll be under tremendous pressure to deliver. Other batsmen that are expected to feature in the match will be Haider Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammed Rizwan and Mohammed Hafeez. Shadab Khan is also expected to make a cut into the team as an all rounder. Shaheen Afridi, Muhammad Musa and Haris Rauf will form a lethal pace attack. To be fair, Zimbabwe are no match to Pakistan but as they’ve shown in the ODI series, they can be very competitive and the format of the game gives these smaller teams a slightly better chance of pulling off an upset.

PAK vs ZIM Live streaming

There will be no live telecast of the Pakistan vs Zimbabwe on televisions.

Live streaming:  You can watch the live streaming on Pakistan Cricket’s official YouTube channel

PAK vs ZIM Toss Prediction

Toss could go either way but dew will have a major say in the match. Batting second looks the most feasible decision.

Weather Report

A pleasant day will be on offer for the teams with temperatures hovering in the late twenties

Pitch Condition

The match will be played on the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi. The recently concluded one day series made evident that the pitch in Rawalpindi is a batsmen’s paradise. Not much has changed and it will continue playing the way it is.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st T20

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Pakistan are most likely to play same team they fielded in the third ODI with Mohammed Hafeez and Harris Sohail making a cut into the playing XI in place of Imam ul Haq and Iftikhar Ahmed. Shadab Khan might be the first choice all-rounder.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam: Babar Azam was the player of the series in the ODIs with 221 runs in 3 games. He is one of the best T-20 batsmen and is expected to continue his good run
  • Mohammed Hafeez: Mohammed Hafeez has been around for decades and in T-20, he's Pakistan’s most experienced player. He too will be eager to come good in the T-20 series
  • Shaheen Afridi: Afridi got a fifer in the first match but went wicketless in the remaining two games. Afridi is not an easy bowler to score thus there will be a greater opportunity for him to pick wickets in the shorter version of the game.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan are fresh from a victory in the ODI series.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammed Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haider Ali, Harris Sohail, Shadab Kha , Imad Wasim, Muhammad Musa, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammed Hasnain. 

Zimbabwe Team News & Playing 11

ZIM Team news

Zimbabwe will bring in few new players for the T-20Is but the core of the team will be very much similar to what we saw in the ODI series.

ZIM  Key Players

  • Brendon Taylor – With a  Hundred and two half centuries in the ODI series, Taylor was the most successful Zimbabwean batsmen. He'll key for the African nation in the T-20 series
  • Craig Ervine – Craig Ervine is among the most experienced Zimbabwe players in the squad. Zimbabwe will need him to deliver if they’re to win the T-20 series. 
  • Sean Williams  – Sean Williams backed up his half century in the second ODI with a magnificent hundred in the last game, helping Zimbabwe clinch their first victory of the tour. He'll be another crucial player for Zimbabwe

ZIM Team Form

Zimbabwe is on a pretty steady losing streak.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing 11

Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha (c), Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chisoro, Carl Mumba, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Team Form in Last Five Matches



PAK vs ZIM Head to Head

Zimbabwe has not won a single T-20 against Pakistan

PAK vs ZIM Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played PAK Won ZIM Won Tie No Result
11 11 0 0 0

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Betting Odds

Pakistan is one the best T-20 teams going around. They’re expected to win with ease 

Pakistan Bet365 Odds

  • PAK to win: Pakistan  are 1.16 to win with Bet365
  • PAK top team batsman: Babar Azam at 3.0 is the top Pakistan batsmen to be followed by Fakhar Zaman at 3.40 and Haider Ali and Mohammed Hafeez at 4.50
  • PAK top team bowler: Shaheen Shah Afridi can be backed as the best Pakistan bowler at 3.50. You can also place your bets on Wahab Riaz at 4.33, Shadab Khan at 4.33 and Haris Rauf at 4.33

Zimbabwe Bet365 Odds

  • ZIM to win: Zimbabwe are 5.0 to win with Bet 365
  • ZIM top team batsman: Brendon Taylor at 3.50 is the best Zimbabwe batsmen to be followed by Craig Ervine at 4.33, Sean Williams at 4.5 and Sikander Raza at 6.0.
  • ZIM top team bowler: Blessing Muzarabani at 4.0 is the best Zimbabwe bowler. Other bowlers that can be backed are Tendai Chisoro at 4.0, Tendai Chatara at 4.33 and Wellington Masakadza at 5.0.

Pakistan Betway Odds

  • PAK to win: Pakistan are  1.18 to win with Betway.
  • PAK top team batsman: Babar Azam at 2.62 is the top batsmen alongside  Fakhar Zaman at 4.0, Imam ul Haq at 4.33 and Abid Ali at 4.74.
  • PAK top team bowler: Shaheen Afridi at 3.75 can be backed as the top bowler while you can place your bet on Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan at 4.33 and Mohammed Hasnain and 4.5.

Zimbabwe Betway Odds

  • ZIM to win: Zimbabwe are 4.5 to win with Betway.
  • ZIM top team batsman: Brendon Taylor can be backed as the top batsmen at 3.5 while Craig Ervine at 4.33, Brain Chari at 4.5 and  Sean Williams at 5.0 are their second best batsmen.
  • ZIM top team bowler: Tendai Chatara at 4.0 , Blessing Muzarabani at 4.5, Milton Shumba at 4.5 and Carl Mumba at 4.75 are their best bowlers .

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Prediction

Pakistan has a very strong T-20 side and Zimbabwe does not match the skills of the Asian giants. Pakistan have a 100% win record against Zimbabwe in T-20I which they’re most likely to continue.

Final Verdict

Pakistan to beat Zimbabwe at 1.16 with Bet365 and 1.18 Betway

PAK vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Brendon Taylor at 9.0 is the best choice in wicketkeepers. You can also back Mohammed Rizwan at 8.5

  • Batsmen

    Babar Azam at 11.0, Craig Ervine at 9.0 and Haris Sohail and E Chigumbura at 8.5  forms a strong batting order

  • All-rounders

    Sean Williams at 9.5 and Shadab Khan at 9.0 will provide stability to your team

  • Bowlers

    Shaheen Afridi at 9.5, Haris Rauf at 8.5, Blessing Muzarabani and Mohammed Hasnain at 8.0 will complete a strong team.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Babar Azam can be selected as the skipper while Brendon Taylor or Sean Williams can be selected as his deputy.

PAK vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Craig Ervine, E Chigumbura

  • All Rounder:Shadab Khan , Sean Williams

  • Wicket Keeper:Brendan Taylor, Mohammed Rizwan

  • Bowler:Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Blessing Muarabani, Mohammed Hasnain

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