Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 2 Prediction & Tips
Time: 27 Oct, 04:30 PM (IST)
Series: T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 2
Venue: Perth Stadium – Perth, Australia
PAK vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction:
- Mohammad Rizwan is the world’s leading run scorer in this format in 2022 and he is well worth backing as Pakistan’s highest run scorer against Zimbabwe. With the ball, we are backing Haris Rauf to be Pakistan’s top wicket-taker in this game. He took his 23rd wicket from his last 13 IT20s on Sunday.
- Sean Williams is a vastly experienced batter for Zimbabwe. He has hit nine international centuries and the left-hander is our tip for their highest run scorer against Pakistan. Blessing Muzarabani has six wickets in the tournament and did not get to bowl against South Africa. He will be determined to show what he can do in this clash.
- We suggest backing Mohammad Rizwan to score over 44.5 runs in this fixture.
PAK vs ZIM Live Streaming:
This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, ESPN and PTV.
Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Disney+ Hotstar.
Weather & Pitch Report:
Cloudy to begin with before clear evening skies take over in Perth. There is no chance of rain with the temperature between 18 and 15 degrees throughout.
A par score will be around 160 on this pitch. There is pace in the wicket but finding the boundary square of the wicket is hard work with long distances to travel.
Three of the four matches at the Perth Stadium have been won by the team who fielded first. We predict that both skippers will choose to bowl first if they win the toss.
Team Form in the Last Five Matches:
L, W, W, L, W
N, W, L, W, W
PAK vs ZIM TEAM NEWS:
PAK Team News:
Left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi made his competitive return for Pakistan in the clash against India and, although he went wicketless, we expect him to open the bowling again in this fixture. There was not much wrong with the team performance on Sunday and we anticipate the same XI to be picked.
ZIM Team News:
Pace bowler Richard Ngarava was forced to leave the field after slipping due to heavy rain whilst bowling against South Africa on Monday. However, he left the field and did not aggravate the injury and is expected to be fit to play in this match.
PAK vs ZIM Pre-Toss LineUps:
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
Babar Azam (c)
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Regis Chakabva (wk)
Craig Ervine (c)
With both teams emerging from their opening games without a win earlier this week, there is additional pressure for both Pakistan and Zimbabwe ahead of this fixture. Responding to their defeat to India, we expect Pakistan to put in a very strong performance and to win this match.
Pakistan are favorites to beat Zimbabwe at the odds.
PAK Key Players:
The keeper-batter has scored nine half-centuries in this format this year. He has hit 824 runs at an average of 51.56.
The right-handed opener made a golden duck against India but has scored 3231 runs in this format including 31 scores over fifty.
The right-arm fast bowler has become Pakistan’s most consistent member of their attack over recent months. He took 2-36 against India.
ZIM Key Players:
The 36-year-old has hit nine half-centuries in this format. He has a strike-rate of 126.21 from 62 IT20s.
The all-rounder got a golden duck against South Africa but has had a brilliant year with the bat. He has scored five IT20 half-centuries and three ODI centuries against Bangladesh and India in 2022.
The right arm fast bowler has a strike-rate of 18.5 in this format and took 3-23 against Ireland earlier in this T20 World Cup 2022.
PAK vs ZIM Team Forms:
PAK Team Form:
Pakistan have lost two of their last four IT20s but have won four of their last six.
ZIM Team Form:
Zimbabwe have lost only two of their last 12 IT20s but have struggled against sides ranked higher than themselves.
Grand League Team: Pre-Toss
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman
Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Brad Evans, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams