Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Test series 2021 – 1st Test

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Test series 2021

1st Test:

First Test of the 2 match series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan is going to be played at the Harare Sports Club, Harare started on April 29th 2021.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the ninth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series just once. Whereas the opponent won 6 times. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 7 series in a span of 20 years, from 1993-94 to 2013, where the Zimbabwe team won once and Pakistan won 6 times.

The consecutive winning streak for the Zimbabwe against Pakistan was 1 series from 1998-99 to 2002-03.

The longest streak of undefeated for the Zimbabwe against Pakistan was 1 series from 1998-99 to 2002-03 and from 2013 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Zimbabwe was 4 series from 1993-94 to 1998-99.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against Zimbabwe was 4 series from 1993-94 to 1998-99.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Zimbabwe against Pakistan are DLLWL.

Matches:

The teams completed 18 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won thrice, whereas the opponent won 10 times with 4 draws and 1 abandoned. 

The teams played consecutive 5 tests without any draw from 2002 to present, in which Zimbabwe won once and Pakistan won 4 games.

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Pakistan was 1 Test from 1995 to 1995, from 1998 to 1998 and from 2013 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for Zimbabwe against Pakistan was 2 Test from 1998 to 2002.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Zimbabwe was 4 Tests between 2002 to 2013.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against Zimbabwe was 6 Tests between 1995 to 1998.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe against Pakistan are WLLLL.

Zimbabwean Backyard:

Series:

When touring Zimbabwe by Pakistan, the teams met to play bilateral series 5 times, out of them, the host never won, yet and the visitors won 4 the series. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 19 years, between 1994-95 to 2013, where Pakistan won all 4 series.

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Pakistan in Zimbabwe was 0 series, till date.

The longest streak of undefeated for Zimbabwe against Pakistan in Zimbabwe was 1 series from 2013 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe was 4 from 1994-95 to 2013.

The streak of undefeated for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe was 5 from 1994-95 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Zimbabwe against Pakistan in Zimbabwe are DLLLL.

Matches:

On the soil of Zimbabwe, the teams faced each other 10 times. out of them, ZImbabwe received victory twice and defeated 7 times with 1 draw.

The teams played consecutive 6 tests without any draw from 1998 to present, in which, Zimbabwe won once and Pakistan won 5 games.

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Pakistan in Zimbabwe was 1 Test between 1995 to 1995 and from 2013 to present.

The longest streak of undefeated for Zimbabwe against Pakistan in Zimbabwe was 1 Test between 1995 to 1995, from 1998 to 1998 and from 2013 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe was 5 Tests between 1998 to 2013.

The longest streak of undefeated for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe was 8 Tests between 1995 to 2013.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe against Pakistan in Zimbabwe are WLLLL.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the eleventh rank (Zimbabwe) and fifth rank (Pakistan) team. The host is 61 points behind the visitors.

Zimbabwe:

If the home team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points without impacting in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 19 points and getting improvement of 1 rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will earn 1 point without impacting in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 15 points with improvement of 1 rank in the table. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 8 points without impacting in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe are LWLDL.

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Pakistan:

If the visiting team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 10 points and lose 4 ranks in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 1 point with no impact in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 8 points with losing 2 ranks in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will lose 1 point with losing 1 rank in rankings. 

Drawing the series will cause to lose 5 points with losing 1 rank in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan are WWLLD.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Harare shows the weather would be a mixture of rain with scattered thunderstorms for the third and fourth days and mostly sunny for first two days and partly cloudy on the fifth day of the match. There is an extremely high chance of rain for the third day, as the precipitation percentage would be 67% and 31% for the fourth day and 5% to 7% for the remaining three days with less chance of rain. The temperature would be between 21 to 28 Celsius. The wind would be between 9 – 18 km/h.

Harare Sports Club, Harare

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 19 times out of 36 games, and the selection slightly favored the teams, as the teams won 8 times and lost 6 times with 5 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are DLWLW.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 5 times and lost 8 times with 4 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLLWL.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 13 matches between 2003 to 2020.

Overall, 13 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 14 times with 9 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are DLLWL.

Particularly, for Zimbabwe, the team won the toss 18 times in 36 games. The team won 4 times and lost 10 times with 4 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe at the venue, while winning the toss, are DLLLW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe at the venue, while losing the toss, are LWWLL.

The first batting team won the matches 16 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 11 times, with 9 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are DLWWL.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 235 in 1998, and the highest successful chase 192 in 1998.

The first inning lowest total was 102 runs in 1999, and the highest total was 600 runs in 2001. For the second inning, the lowest total was 59 runs in 2005, whereas the highest was 541 runs in 2004. For the third inning, the lowest total was 99 runs (completed innings) in 2005, whereas the highest was 563 runs in 2001. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 120 runs (completed innings) in 2013, whereas the highest was 310 runs in 2002.

The batting average of the first innings is 33.75 and 31.92 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 29.31, and 24.00 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 6 times at the venue. The home team won twice and visiting team won 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe against Pakistan at the venue are WLLLL.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The home side has a very poor record at the venue, and won 8 times out of 36 played games and lost 19 times with 9 draws. Whereas, the visiting team won 4 times and lost twice out of 6 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe at the venue are DLLLL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Pakistan at the venue are LWWWW.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Zimbabwe:

The home side would go with the combination of 4 pacers and a spinner, as the team has an all-rounder with a spin.

Zimbabwe Eleven: P. Masvaure, K. Kasuza, S. Williams, T. Musakanda, B. Taylor, R. Chakabva, L. Jongwe,W. Masakadza, D. Tiripano, B. Muzarabani, V. Nyauchi

Pakistan:

The visiting team would go with combination of 2 pacers and 2 spinners as the team has an all-rounder with pace.

Pakistan Eleven: I. Butt, A. Ali, A. Ali, B. Azam, F. Alam, M. Rizwan, F. Ashraf, H. Ali, Z. Mehmood, N. Ali, S. Afridi

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.