Pakistan vs Zimbabwe ODI series 2020-21
Second ODI of the series of three ODI matches between Pakistan and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on November 1st 2020.
Zimbabwe Tour of Pakistan History:
This is going to be the fourteenth bilateral series between the teams, Pakistan won the series 12 times with one drawn series. Whereas the opponent is still searching for the first series victory.
When touring Pakistan by the Zimbabwean team, the teams meet to play bilateral series 5 times, out of them, the host won the series all 5 times.
The teams completed 60 meetings in long limited over format. The host won 53 times, whereas the opponent won just 4 times with one ties and two without any result.
On the soil of Pakistan, the teams faced each other 20 times. out of them, the Pakistan team received victory 18 times and defeated just once, which was almost 22 years back, with one without result.
Points and Ranking:
The series is the comparison between the sixth rank (Pakistan) and fourteenth rank (Zimbabwe) team. The host is way ahead (63 points) of the visitors.
If the home side will win both the remaining matches, then the team will earn one point, but no gain in the ranking. In case of one defeat, the team will lose 2 points, but no change in the rankings. Both the defeats will take away 3 more points from the team with staying on the same position. In case of drawing the series, the home team will lose 3 points and will have 99 points in total with unchanged rank.
On the other hand, If the visiting side will win both the remaining matches, then the team will earn six points, with gain of 2 rank in the ranking. In case of one defeat, the team will gain 3 points, with gaining of one rank. Both the defeats will take away 1 more point from the team with staying on the same position. In case of drawing the series, the home team will earn 3 points and will have 42 points in total with 13th rank.
If the second ODI result will go in favor of the home side, the home side will not earn any points with staying in the same position, and for visitors, to lose a point with unchanged position. But, in case of a reverse result, the home side will lose three points with staying the same position and the visitors will earn three points with gaining one rank.
Weather forecast of Rawalpindi shows the weather would be mostly sunny and clear throughout the match. There is no chance of rain as the precipitation percentage would be almost zero. The temperature would be normal and would fluctuate between 16 to 29 Celsius. The wind would also fluctuate between 7 to 14 km/h.
Toss and Pitch:
Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 13 times out of 24, and the selection favors the teams, and the teams won 7 times after selecting the batting first, and lost 6 times. On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, won the matches 5 times and lost 4 times with two called off without a ball (abandoned).
Overall, 12 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 10 times.
Particularly, for Pakistan, the team won the toss 10 times out of 19 times, and the teams won 7 times and lost 3 times. At the time of losing toss, the team won the match 6 times and lost twice.
The first batting team won the matches 11 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 11 times, as well.
The lowest defended total was 206 in 2005. And the highest successful chase was 278 in 2002.
The first inning lowest total was 104 (completed innings) in 2004, and the highest total was 329 runs in 2004. For the second inning, the lowest total was 152 (completed innings) in 1996, whereas highest was 317 runs in 2004, though in losing cause.
The batting average of the first innings is 32.23 and 31.86 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams at the Venue:
Both the teams faced each other 3 times at the venue. The host won all three games.
Teams’ ODI History at the Venue:
The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 13 matches out of 19 encounters and lost only 5 times.
The visiting team got a chance to play 5 times at the venue, but the team is still searching for the first victory and lost 4 times with one abandoned match.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The home side would go couple of changes and ask F. Zaman to open and may A. Ali to sit out. If S. Khan will be fit then the player may take place of F. Ashraf. K. Shah may get place of I. Ahmed.
Pakistan Eleven: F. Zaman / A. Ali, I. ul Haq, B. Azam, H. Sohail, M. Rizwan, K. Shah / I. Ahmed, I. Wasim, S. Khan / F. Ashraf, W. Riaz, H. Rauf, S. Afridi
The visitors would like to go with couple of changes and may include T. Kamunhukamwe in place of B. Chari and go with E. Chigumbura in place of T. Chisoro.
Zimbabwe Eleven: T. Kamunhukamwe / B. Chari, C. Chibhabha, C. Ervine, B. Taylor, S. Williams, W. Madhevere, S. Raza, E. Chigumbura / R. Burl / T. Chisoro, C. Mumba, R. Ngarava, B. Muzarabani