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ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st T20I

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Faheem Ashraf had an excellent T20I series against South Africa.

Preview:

Zimbabwe will take on Pakistan in the 1st of 3-match T20I series, starting from the 21st of April. Zimbabwe players are in good share as many of them performed outstandingly well in their domestic T20 competition and they would want to continue similar performances against the touring Pakistan side.

On the other hand, Pakistan had an exceptional tour of South Africa, winning both ODI and T20I series. Skipper Babar Azam was in good touch and the bat and he will hope to score runs in the series as well. While Pakistan are the favourites, Zimbabwe aren’t a team one should take lightly.

Match Details:

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st T20I

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Date & Time: April 21st at 2:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time

Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report:

It’s an excellent surface where the ball comes quite easily onto the bat. We had witnessed many high-scoring games in the Zimbabwe domestic competition last week. The surface is expected to remain the same and hence bowling first is a good option.

Probable Playing XIs ZIM vs PAK:

Zimbabwe

Brendan Taylor (wk), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (c), Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Pakistan

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi


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Top Picks for ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batsmen

Craig Ervine had an excellent domestic tournament with the bat last week, scoring the most runs in the tournament. He accumulated 250 runs in 5 matches at an average of 62.5. Ervine has scored 502 runs in 25 T20I appearances with the highest score of 68*.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is ranked currently 3rd in the T20I batsmen rankings. He was the player of the series in the recently-concluded T20I series against South Africa.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Sean Williams has scored 927 runs in 45 matches in his T20I career, at an average of 23.18. With the ball, he has picked up 32 wickets with the best figures of 3/15.      

Faheem Ashraf had an excellent T20I series against South Africa, especially with the ball. He picked up 4 wickets in 4 matches at an economy of 7.81 runs per over and was adjudged the player of the match in the last T20I for his bowling display.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Donald Tiripano will be a good pick for your fantasy teams. In his T20I career, he has picked up 12 wickets in 15 matches at an economy of 8.82 runs per over with the best figures of 3/20.

Hasan Ali was the leading wicket in the recent T20I series against South Africa, picking up 7 wickets in 4 matches with the best figures of 3/40.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Mohammad Rizwan has arguably been the most consistent performer for Pakistan with the bat in the last 6 months. In his overall T20I career, he has notched up 657 runs in just 25 innings at an average of 36.5, which includes one century and four half-centuries.

ZIM vs PAK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:


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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Brendan Taylor (vc), Mohammad Rizwan (c), Craig Ervine, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Faheem Ashraf, Donald Tiripano, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ZIM vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Mohammad Rizwan, Craig Ervine (vc), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Sean Williams, Mohammad Nawaz, Richard Ngarava, Hasan Ali, Blessing Muzarabani


ZIM vs PAK Risky Captaincy Choices:

Fakhar Zaman has scored 933 runs in 41 T20I innings at an average of 23.32, with the highest score of 91. He is a risky captaincy candidate for the 1st match of the series.

Sean Williams can contribute equally well with both bat and ball and make difference at any stage of the match. He can be a  differential pick as a captain.

Player you should avoid:

Haider Ali has managed to score only 29 runs in 3 innings in the recently-concluded T20I series against South Africa and you can avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

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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