Pakistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series 2020-21 – 2nd T20I

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series 2020

2nd T20I:

Second meeting of the series of three T20I matches between Pakistan and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi on November 8th 2020.

Zimbabwe Tour of Pakistan History:

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe T20I series 2020 – 1st T20I

The teams completed 12 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won all 12 times and never lost.

On the soil of Pakistan, the teams faced each other only thrice. The visiting team is waiting for the first victory.

Victory brings points:

The series is the comparison between the Fourth rank team (Pakistan) and eleventh rank team (Zimbabwe) team. The host is way ahead (71 points) ahead of the visitors.

The result of the second match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the team won’t earn any point but the visitors will lose one point with no position changes for either team. On the other hand, in case of reverse result, the visitors will gain four points and the host will lose same points with no position changes for either team..

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Rawalpindi shows the weather would be sunny and clear. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 16-28 Celsius. The wind would be between 5 to 9 km/h throughout the match. The speed of wind would fluctuate and temperature would decrease with the match progress.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened once in only encounter. The selection didn’t favor the team, and the teams lost the game.

Overall, the teams won the toss, never won the match and lost it.

Particularly, for Pakistan, the team lost toss, but manage to win the match.

The first batting team never won the match. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match.

The lowest defended total was not set ,yet. And the highest successful chase was 157. 

The first inning total was 156. And for the second inning, the total was 157.

The batting average of the first innings is 26.00 and 39.25 is for the second innings.

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other at the venue, just once. Pakistan won the game.

Teams’ History at Venue:

The home side won the only encounter.

The visiting team lost the inaugural game at the venue.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Pakistan:

The home side would go with winning XI.

Pakistan Eleven: F. Zaman, B. Azam, H. Ali, M. Hafeez, M. Rizwan, K. Shah, F. Ashraf, W. Riaz, M. Hasnain, U. Qadir, H. Rauf

Zimbabwe:

The visitors may include C. Ervine in place of R. Burl..

Zimbabwe Eleven: C. Chibhabha, B. Taylor, C. Ervine, S. Williams, W. Madhevere, S. Raza, E. Chigumbura, C. Mumba, R. Ngarava, B. Muzarabani, T. Chisoro