Advertisement

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Schedule, Squads & Head to Head Record

Pakistan cricket team is in Zimbabwe for a three-match T20I series and a two-match Test series scheduled to be played over the course of the next three weeks. The two cricketing boards share a cordial relationship, and over the past few years, they have played against each other frequently.

Advertisement

The tour is set to start with the first T20I, scheduled to be played on 21 April at Harare. Pakistan will be looking to win their third consecutive T20I series, having beaten South Africa both home and away recently.


ALSO READ

Zimbabwe Announces Full Strength Squad Ready to Upset Pakistan Yet Again


Schedule

Let’s have a look at the schedule of the tour:

Match Date Time (PST) Venue
1st T20I Wednesday, 21 April 2:00pm Harare Sports Club
2nd T20I Friday, 23 April 2:00pm Harare Sports Club
3rd T20I Sunday, 25 April 2:00pm Harare Sports Club
1st Test Thu 29 April – Mon 3 May 12:30pm Harare Sports Club
2nd Test Fri 7 May – Tue 11 May 12:30pm Harare Sports Club

All the matches will be telecasted live on PTV Sports.

Head-to-Head

Historically, Pakistan has had the upper hand over Zimbabwe. The two teams met for the first time in the 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup. Pakistan won the match by 56 runs. The teams locked horns in Test matches for the first time in 1993 at Karachi. Pakistan won the match by 131 runs and went onto win the three-match series 2-0.

Let’s have a look at the head to head record of the two teams:

Format Total Matches Pakistan Wins Zimbabwe Wins Draw
Test 17 10 3 4
T20I 14 14 0

Squads

Pakistan is expected to field some exciting new faces in their line-up, with the likes of Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali getting much-needed rest. Mohammad Waseem Jnr, Shahwnawaz Dahani, and Arshad Iqbal are a few of the players likely to debut for the national team in the upcoming tour.

Pakistan limited-overs vice-captain, Shadab Khan, has been ruled out of the tour due to an injury suffered during the team’s tour of South Africa. Therefore, Pakistan will be without his services. Usman Qadir and Mohammad Nawaz are the only other recognized spinners in the T20I squad.

Advertisement

ALSO READ

Pakistan Likely to Play All World T20 Matches on This Ground


On the other hand, Pakistan has a plethora of spin options in the Test squad. Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, and Zahid Mehmood are all part of the touring party. Let’s have a look at the squads for both teams.

Pakistan T20I squad:

Babar Azam (c) Mohammad Rizwan (wk) Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk) Mohammad Hafeez Asif Ali Danish Aziz
Haider Ali Haris Rauf Faheem Ashraf Mohammad Hasnain Mohammad Nawaz Mohammad Wasim Jnr
Shaheen Afridi Sharjeel Khan Usman Qadir Arshad Iqbal Hasan Ali

Zimbabwe T20I squad:

Sean Williams (c) Ryan Burl Regis Chakabva Tanaka Chivanga
Craig Ervine Luke Jongwe Tinashe Kamunhukamwe Wesley Madhevere
Tadiwanashe Marumani Wellington Masakadza Tapiwa Mufudza Blessing Muzarabani
Richard Ngarava Brendan Taylor Donald Tiripano

Pakistan Test squad:

Babar Azam (c) Mohammad Rizwan (wk) Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk) Abdullah Shafique Abid Ali
Azhar Ali Faheem Ashraf Fawad Alam Haris Rauf Hasan Ali
Imran Butt Mohammad Nawaz Nauman Ali Sajid Khan Salman Ali Agha
Shaheen Afridi Shahnawaz Dahani Tabish Khan Zahid Mehmood Saud Shakeel (subject to fitness)

Zimbabwe is yet to announce their Test squad.

Advertisement

  • Advertisement

    See ProPakistani in...
    ProPakistani App
    close
    >