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Weakened Zimbabwe Side Hoping to Stop Red-Hot Pakistan

Pakistan dominated the hosts in the series opener at Queens Sports Club Bulawayo with a thumping 201 runs victory. With big names missing in Zimbabwe squad, it would be an uphill challenge to bring down the visitors who are in astounding form.

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However, as Sarfaraz’s men are known for their unpredictability, it would remain to be seen whether they allow any hiccups or not.

Match Info

Time: 12:15 pm Pakistan Standard Time

Venue: Queens Sports Club Bulawayo

Possible XIs

With Shadab Khan taking 4 wickets in the 1st ODI, it would be an interesting choice to play Yasir Shah along with him as well.

Zimbabwe have a lot of questions to answer however, they are lacking the arsenal.

Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan/Yasir Shah

Zimbabwe

Hamilton Masakadza (capt), Chamu Chibhabha, Brian Chari, Peter Moor, Ryan Murray (wk), Elton Chigumbura, Liam Roche, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, Tendai Chisoro, Donald Tiripano

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Stats

  • The 1st ODI win was Pakistan’s first in 2018
  • The 201-run victory in the 1st match is Pakistan’s 5th biggest win by runs margin
  • Shadab Khan took 4-32, his best ODI figures in the 1st fixture
  • The second ODI will be Shoaib Malik’s 263rd match, becoming the 6th on the all-time list of highest number of ODIs by a Pakistani
  • Malik needs 3 runs to reach 7000 runs

Where to Watch?

You can follow the live action on Sony Liv or Wickets.TV.

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