Date: 29th April-3rd May 2021
Time: 1:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
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After the closely fought T20I series, Zimbabwe now host Pakistan for a 2-match Test series. The T20I series ended with Pakistan winning it 2-1 but it also witnessed something historic as Zimbabwe beat Pakistan in the 2nd T20I. This was the first time Zimbabwe had ever beaten Pakistan in T20Is. The Test match will begin at 1:00 PM (IST).
Zimbabwe’s 19-run win over Pakistan was their maiden T20I victory against the unpredictable Pakistani side. Zimbabwe were brilliant in the T20Is and they would look to carry that momentum into the Test series as well. The last time they played a Test series was against Afghanistan and they had drawn that series. Sean Williams will be a key member of the squad as he has scored a mountain of runs in the recent past.
Skipper Babar Azam would be happy they could manage to pull off the game but they would be eyeing for a whitewash in the Test series. Azhar Ali has scored 650 runs in the last 9 games for Pakistan and is the backbone of the Pakistani batting line-up. Pakistan had whitewashed South Africa in the 2-Test matches earlier in the year and would be high on confidence. Mohammad Rizwan was adjudged the Player of the Series and he is another vital cog of Pakistan.
Probable Playing XI
Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Sean Williams (c), Brendan Taylor (wk), Roy Kaia, Regis Chakabva (wk), Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi
Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi
Wicket-keepers: Regis Chakabva, Mohammad Rizwan, Brendan Taylor
Batsmen: Prince Masvaure, Babar Azam, Azhar Ali, Kevin Kasuza
All-rounders: Sean Williams, Faheem Ashraf, Luke Jongwe
Bowlers: Blessing Muzarabani, Donald Tiripano, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali
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