Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st Test Match Prediction

Get to Know Who will win ZIM vs PAK 1st Test match and toss Prediction with Head to Head stats, Playing 11, Dream11, Live Score & winning percentage.

  • Apr 29 - May 03, 2021
  • 13:00 IST / 7:30 GMT
  • Harare Sports Club - Harare, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe ZIM Zimbabwe
Pakistan PAK Pakistan
134 (46.2)
426 (133.0)
Pakistan win by an innings and 116 runs

Betting Tips

  • Pakistan's is a much stronger side in Test then it was in the T20Is. Players like Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam brings a lot of stability.
  • Zimbabwe are too dependent on Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams. They will need other players to contribute as well
  • Pakistan is a better team in every aspect of the game. Batting or Bowling, Pakistan is way ahead.

Chance of Winning






Our Prediction

Pakistan are favourites to win

Top Bets for ZIM vs PAK Match

Fall of 1st Wicket -

Fall of 1st Wicket - Over 22.5


Total Match Sixes -

Total Match Sixes - Over 10.5


Azhar Ali Total Runs 1st Innings -

Azhar Ali Total Runs 1st Innings - Over 33.5


Most Run Outs -

Most Run Outs - Pakistan


Total Match Fours -

Total Match Fours - Over 115.5



Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st Test Prediction & Betting Tips

Zimbabwe will take on Pakistan in the 1st Test at Harare Sports Club. The match is set to get underway at 11:00 AM local time.

Zimbabwe delivered a top class performance in the T-20I series but can they replicate it in the longer version of the game. Well, we expected them to struggle in the T20I series as well but they showed great character and challenged Pakistan to the core. They cannot be counted out completely but definitely the visitors will start as favorites. 

The hosts doesn’t play a lot of Test cricket and have only played against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the last three years. Their last series was against Afghanistan where they managed to win one game. The loss of Sikandar Raza and Craig Ervine is a big one and we are also not sure about the availability of Sean Williams. A lot will depend on the experienced Brendan Taylor. Luke Jongwe was in top form in the T20I series and will be Zimbabwe’s main man with the ball. The rest of the attack looks bleak.

Despite an average T20I series, Pakistan shouldn’t be too worried. They will have a full strength squad to their disposal and will be very confident going into the first game. Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam and Faheem Ashraf were the top performers in their last Test series against South Africa and Pakistan will once again depend heavily on them.  Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, and Hasan Ali forms are strong bowling lineup. Overall, Pakistan is way ahead of Zimbabwe in every aspect and shouldn’t struggle much in pocketing a victory.

ZIM vs PAK 1st Test Match Live Streaming

Tv Channels: The match will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports

Live streaming: Fans can live stream the match on Sky go app. 

ZIM vs PAK Match Toss Prediction

With both teams will be tempted to bat first, they may actually bowl first to utilize the freshness of the pitch.

ZIM vs PAK Match Pitch Report

Morning session can be tricky as the ball tends to move but it will flatten out as the match progresses. 

Weather Report

The weather will be pleasant with temperature around 15 degrees.

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

Zimbabwe Team News & Playing 11

ZIM Team News

Zimbabwe are missing the services of Sikandar Raza and Craig Ervine. We are also not sure if Sean Williams is fit to play. 

ZIM Key Players

  • Brendan Taylor - He is the best Zimbabwe batsman and his performance will be key for the hosts if they are to challenge Pakistan in the longest format.
  • Sean Williams - Williams is a very important figure in Zimbabwe team. He was the highest run scorer in Zimbabwe’s last series against Afghanistan with 264 runs in 2 games. Zimbabwe would dearly want his services against Pakistan
  • Luke Jongwe - After impressing in the T20I series, Jongwe will look to replicate his performance in in the longer format. Pakistan need to be vary of him.

ZIM Team Form

Zimbabwe’s last series was against Afghanistan which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing 11

Kevin Kasuza, Prince Masvaure, Sean Williams (c), Wesley Madhevere, Tarisai Musakanda, Brendan Taylor, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Pakistan can use this series to give their uncapped players some international exposure. Players like Shakeel, Agha Aslam and Shahnawaz Dhani can get a game.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam - Not much need to be said about the class of Babar Azam. The Pakistan captain  in fine form for quite a while now and is expected to continue his top run in Zimbabwe
  • Mohammed Rizwan - Another batsman that has emerged as a pillar of Pakistan batting. Rizwan has been in terrific nick and is expected to feast on this bleak Zimbabwe bowling.
  • Shaheen Afridi - Pakistan have an overall balanced attack and each and every bowler will pose a stern challenge. Bit with his his left arm angle on a spicy pitch, Afridi will be more hard to play.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan last played a Test series against South Africa in Pakistan and they decimated them 2-0 there.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Abdullah Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Team Form in Last Five Matches

ZIM : L W L L W 


ZIM vs PAK Head to Head

Pakistan have a very dominant record over Zimbabwe in Tests. However,Zimbabwe is not the same team they were before thus Pakistan are clear favourites.

ZIM vs PAK Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played ZIM Won PAK Won Draw
17 3 10 4

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Betting Odds

Pakistan looks too strong for this Zimbabwe team and will start as favourites

Who will win Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st Test?

All betting sites have declared Pakistan as massive favourites.

Odds to Win The Match

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Zimbabwe 8.508.508.509.00

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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st Test Top Team Batsmen

Sean Williams has been the spine of Zimbabwe Test team. He was the highest run getter against Zimbabwe in UAE and is most likely to top score for Zimbabwe.

For Pakistan, we'll go in with Babar Azam. He is just outstanding. Series after series, Azam has consistently got runs for Pakistan. We’ll put our money on him to top score for Pakistan.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsmanbetway1xbetbet365
Brendan Taylor (ZIM)3.754.004.00
Prince Masvaure (ZIM)6.505.505.50
Sean Williams (ZIM)3.754.004.00
Babar Azam (PAK)
Mohammed Rizwan (PAK)5.0010.0010.00
Azhar Ali (PAK)4.754.504.50

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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st Test Top Team Bowlers

Luke Jongwe was very impressive for Zimbabwe in the T20I series and we are backing him to perform well in the Test series as well.

For Pakistan, Shaheen Afridi with him left arm angle will create a lot of trouble for the Zimbabwe batsmen. 

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlersbetway1xbetbet365
Blessing Muzarabani (ZIM)
Luke Jongwe (ZIM)
Sean Williams (ZIM)6.504.504.50
Shaheen Afridi (PAK)3.253.743.75
Haris Rauf (PAK)3.604.504.50
Hasan Ali (PAK)3.253.743.75

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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Prediction

Zimbabwe impressed in the T20I series but one would feel that Pakistan is too strong in this format of the game. However, Zimbabwe is coming back from a decent Test series against Afghanistan so they can’t be counted out. A lot will depend on Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor. At the moment, Pakistan are favourites.

Final Verdict

Pakistan are favorites to win against Zimbabwe at the odds of 1.22

ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Mohammed Rizwan at 10 and Brendan Taylor at 9.5 are top pick. Rizwan has been very consistent for Pakistan irrespective of the format while Taylor is the best batsmen from Zimbabwe

  • Batsmen

    Babar Azam at 11, Azhar Ali at 8.5 and Prince Masvaure at 8.5 will be our batsmen.  Not much need to be said about Babar as he is among the best batsmen going around. Azhar Ali is another solid batsmen we can back to come good. Price Masvaure had a decent series with the bat in challenging conditions of UAE against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will hope for a similar show from him.

  • All-rounders

    Faheem Asfraf at 9.0 Sean Williams at 9.0 and Luke Jongwe at 8.5 are our all rounders. Williams is a key member of this Zimbabwe set up. He was the highest run scorer in the series against Afghanistan and has a decent Test record. He is very handy with his spin as well. Ashraf too can play vital innings down the order as he showed in Pakistan’s Test series against South Africa where he was the highest run getter for Pakistan and is also a brilliant fast bowling option. Luke Jongwe was very impressive in the T20I series.

  • Bowlers

    Shaheen Afridi at 9.0, Blessing Muzarambani at 8.5 and Haris Ruf at 8.5 will complete our team. Haris and Afridi are two best bowlers from Pakistan while Muzarambani is the best pacer from Zimbabwe

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Babar Azam will be our skipper while Faheem Ashraf can be backed as his deputy 

ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Babar Azam(C),  Azhar Ali, Prince Masvaure

  • All Rounder:Sean Williams, Luke Jongwe, Faheem Ashraf(vc)

  • Wicket Keeper:Mohammed Rizwan, Brendan Taylor

  • Bowler:Haris Rauf, Blessing Muzarambani, Shaheen Afridi

Posted On 28th April 2021 04:40:28
Posted by Kavin

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