Pakistan will lock horns against Zimbabwe in today’s 20 world cup match. This will be an important encounter for both the teams as they have both faced disappointment in their previous one. In the past five meetings, Pakistan has won on four occasions giving them the advantage going into this encounter.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 27th October 2022, 4:30 PM IST
- Venue: Optus Stadium, Burswood, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe – Previews and Betting Tips
Pakistan suffered a tormenting defeat in their Super 12 opening game against India. Being asked to bat first, Pakistan’s batting line-up tumbled like a pack of dominos. Iftikar Ahmed proved to be the backbone of the batting unit as he came in at a tough situation and played like a warrior. He scored 51 off just 34 balls to boost his team’s morale. Later, Shan Masood’s unbeaten knock of 52 helped Pakistan get to a defending total of 159/8.
Defending 160, Pakistan had the men in blue in a tough position. The Pakistani pacers had India trailing at 31/4 in just 6.1 overs, making it almost impossible to chase the total. Then came the partnership that changed everything. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya stitched a hundred-run partnership and clinched a win in the final-over thriller at the SCG. Haris Rauf was the only stand-out bowler with figures of 2/36.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe dodged a bullet against the Proteas in their previous encounter, courtesy of the rain. Batting first, Zimbabwe kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Wesley Madhevere scored a fantastic 18-ball 35* to get Zimbabwe to a defending total of 79/5. In response, de Kock came out all guns blazing and marched South Africa to 51/0 in just 3 overs. Thankfully for Zimbabwe, the rain came down heavy, calling off the match and the points being shared at the end.
Concerning the data, we predict Pakistan to win today’s t20 world cup match. We recommend people out there enjoy betting on the world cup games during live streaming. In-game betting offers a lot more returns on investment courtesy of the competitive match odds. For that, ensure to do sufficient research on past performances and about the pitch and weather conditions.
Pakistan will certainly be looking forward to making this look too easy. Mohammad Rizwan has been in peak form. The No. 1 T20I batter has amassed 357 runs in just 9 matches and his partner, Babar Azam, has 328 under his belt in just 10 games. These two world-class batters will receive plenty of help from the middle order, as and when the services are necessary. Pakistan will rely the most on the bowling unit as that’s their strong zone. Haris Rauf is undoubtedly the pick of the bowlers alongside Shaheen Afridi. Rauf has 13 wickets under his name in just 7 games and will prove to be very lethal against the Zimbabwe batting unit.
Squad: Babar Azam(C), Shadab Khan (VC), Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Zimbabwe will have to work their way through to get out of this difficult situation. Despite Pakistan having lost their opening game, Zimbabwe will face the likes of the best as they’re hungry for a win. Sikandar Raza has always stepped up and done wonders for his side in situations like these. Courtesy of his all-around brilliance, Raza has 386 runs and 12 wickets in the past 10 games, making him an invaluable asset. Wesley Madhevere, on the other hand, will come in very handy with the bat in the middle order. The right-hander has 211 runs to his name in just 9 games at an extremely good batting average. Tendai Chatara & Blessing Muzarabani will have many expectations to cater to as they’ll be the backbone of the bowling unit.
Squad: Regis Chakabva(wk), Craig Ervine(C), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
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Pitch and weather Conditions
It is forecasted to be a warm and sunny day at the Optus Stadium, with temperatures as low as 20 degrees. There is mild humidity expected around 57% throughout the game. There are zero to no chances of rainfall and fans can expect an exhilarating contest of bat and ball. Speaking about the contest, Perth’s pitch has some extra bounce and carry, and a pacer is expected to thrive on this kind of wicket. It’s a faster outfield; hence, batters will enjoy batting on a wicket like this. The average first innings score here is around 167, and chasing is the preferred option at this venue.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Zimbabwe to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Match Winner||Pakistan||1.11||Try Dafabet today|