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Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Pakistan Women tour of Zimbabwe, 1st Unofficial ODI

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Aliya Riaz and Diana Baig can be great picks as captain or vice-captain.

Javeria Khan. (Photo by Mark Kolbe-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 1st of the three-match Unofficial ODI series between Zimbabwe Women and Pakistan Women will be played on February 9th at Harare Sports Club, Harare.

The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM local time and 1:00 PM IST.

Preview:

Pakistan Women will take on Zimbabwe Women in the first of the three-match Unofficial ODI series at Harare Sports Club, Harare on Tuesday. All the matches will be played in closed doors and in a biosecure bubble. Zimbabwe Women hasn’t got ODI status, so this series will be considered as an Unofficial ODI series. Zimbabwe women haven’t played too cricket since May of 2019 and it will be a big challenge for them to battle against the Pakistanis.

On the other hand, Pakistan Women are coming off a whitewash in the ODI series against South Africa Women. They will be desperate for a turnaround and they won’t be taking Zimbabwe Women lightly. Though they lost their previous ODI series, some players like Aliya Riaz, Nida Dar, and Diana Baig impressed with their performances.


ZIM-W vs PAK-W Weather Report for 1st Unofficial ODI:

There are chances of Thunderstorm is expected for this match. The temperature will be ranging between 22 to 23 degrees Celsius and the humidity will be 79 percent.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It’s a neutral surface with equal advantage for both batswomen and bowlers. Since the rain is expected at the start of the match, whoever wins the toss should bowl first and utilize the conditions well.

Average first innings score:

206 (Last 5 complete matches played on this venue)

Record of chasing teams:

Won ­– 3, Lost – 2, Tie – 0


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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

ZIM-W vs PAK-W Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Zimbabwe Women

Modester Mupachikwa, Mary-Anne Musonda, Ashley Ndiraya, Pellagia Mujaji, Precious Marange, Josephine Nkomo, K Ndlovu, Tasmeen Granger, Esther Mbofana, Audrey Mazvishaya, Christabel Chatonzwa

Bench:

Chiedza Dhururu, Lorraine Phiri, Francisca Chipare, Nomvelo Sibanda

Pakistan Women

Javeria Khan, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Nashra Sandhu, Kainat Imtiaz, Fatima Sana, Anam Amin

Bench:

Muneeba Ali, Sadia Iqbal, Ayesha Zafar, Aiman Anwer, Syeda Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naseem


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ZIM-W vs PAK-W Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Precious Marange is equally adept with both the bat and the ball. In her short T20I career, she has already picked up 12 wickets and has scored 68 runs.

Nida Dar was one of Pakistan’s few better performers in the ODI series against South Africa. She scored over 120 runs and also picked up 2 wickets.

Aliya Riaz was one of Pakistan’s best performers with the bat in the ODI series. She scored over 135 runs at a stunning average of over 45.

Modester Mupachikwa can be a decent pick from the Zimbabwean batting options. She has scored 355 runs in 13 T20I games at an average of almost 30.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Aliya Riaz, Nida Dar

Vice-Captain Options – Diana Baig, Precious Marange


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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ZIM-W vs PAK-W 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Modester Mupachikwa, Sidra Nawaz

Batters – Mary-Anne Musonda, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail

All-Rounders – Precious Marange, Aliya Riaz (c), Nida Dar

Bowlers – Tasmeen Granger, Esther Mbofana, Diana Baig (vc)

12th Man – Kaynat Imtiaz

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ZIM-W vs PAK-W 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Modester Mupachikwa

Batters – Mary-Anne Musonda, Javeria Khan, Omaima Sohail

All-Rounders – Precious Marange (vc), Aliya Riaz, Nida Dar (c), Kainat Imtiaz

Bowlers – Esther Mbofana, Nashra Sandhu, Anam Amin

12th Man – Nahida Khan


Expert Advice:

Aliya Riaz and Diana Baig were the top performers for Pakistan Women in the South Africa ODI series and both have got plenty of potentials to carry forward similar performances in the upcoming matches. They can be great picks as captain or vice-captain.

Today’s ZIM-W vs PAK-W Probable Winners:

Pakistan Women are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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