Pakistan plan to seal Zimbabwe series in second T20I today

Pak vs Zim: Pakistan plan to seal Zimbabwe series in second T20I today

By Web Desk
April 23, 2021
Pak vs Zim: Pakistan plan to seal Zimbabwe series in second T20I today / Photo: File

Pakistan will be looking to seal the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Zimbabwe in the second game today at Harare Sports Club.

The Men in Green currently lead the three-match series 1-0 after beating the hosts narrowly in a 11-run victory on Wednesday at the same venue.

However, Pakistani skipper Babar Azam was not satisfied with teams performance, calling it “not a convincing win.”

Pakistan suffered a bad start while batting first on what was a difficult wicket to bat on; the wickets kept on tumbling, with only Mohammad Rizwan stick around who scored an unbeaten 82.

The wicket-keeper batsman, who won man of the match for his performance, promised fans that they will see a different Pakistan batting in the second T20I.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwean skipper termed his side’s defeat as “inexcusable” as they dropped multiple catches.

Both teams will have eyes their set on victory with Pakistan going in as favorites as it enjoys a 100 percent win record against Zimbabwe in the shortest format.

The match will start today at 2.00 pm (PST).

Squads:

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohamamad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Arshad Iqbal, Usman Qadir

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

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