Pakistan will continue their tour of Zimbabwe with a five-match ODI series against the hosts that begins from July 13. All matches will be played at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. The matches will be played at 07:15 AM GMT / 09:15 AM Zimbabwe local time. Get all the information on the Zimbabwe vs Pakistan schedule, squads, news and results below.
It will be a continuation from the tri-series in the T20I format which had seen Pakistan thump Australia in the final thanks to a Fakhar Zaman masterclass. He failed to get to a century but ensured that Pakistan had chased down a tough Australian score to lift the title.
Earlier, Pakistan had lost to Australia in one game but won the remaining three matches, including a win over the Aussies and two thumping victories against Zimbabwe as well.
Going into this series versus the hosts Zimbabwe, there is no doubting that Pakistan will be overwhelming favourites to win the series 5-0, given how poorly placed Zimbabwe are in not just the ICC World Rankings but also because of the loss of their top players because of non-payment of dues.
Zimbabwe will continue to be led by Hamilton Masakadza but any hope they had of giving Pakistan a fight look to have receded with the loss of Solomon Mire. Mire was the one standing light during the tri-series but he has injured himself an won’t be taking part in the series.
Pakistan have no such issues and are playing a full-strength side in a bid to prepare for the 2019 World Cup.
Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe 2018 ODI Series Schedule
- July 13: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 1st ODI
- July 16: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI
- July 18: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI
- July 20: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 4th ODI
- July 22: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 5th ODI
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan ODI Series Squads
Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf,Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Usman Khan, Yasir Shah
Zimbabwe Squad: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Blessing Muzarabani, Brian Chari, Chamu Chibhabha, Donald Tiripano, Elton Chigumbura, Liam Nicholas Roche, Malcolm Waller, Peter Moor, Richard Ngarava, Ryan Murray, Tarisai Musakanda, Tendai Chatara, Tendai Chisoro,Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wellington Masakadza