Pakistan Cricket Team will be looking to improve their 50 over format cricket in Zimbabwe series beginning from today. Both Pakistan and Zimbabwe didn’t have great world cup tournament the way they wished. After that Pakistan played away series against Bangladesh which they lost by 0-3. This will be Zimbabwe’s first ODI series after CWC15.
Lahore’s Gadaffi Stadium will be hosting three One-Day Internationals series. Let’s have a look at some important match details
Date: 26 May, 2015
Time: 16:00 PKT, 11:00 GMT
Though Pakistan won twenty20 series but Zimbabwe showed some good fighting spirit in both the T20s. Pak team needs to play well today to win the opening match ODI series as if they give chance or take Zimbabwean side lightly, they may get hurt as Zimbabwe has got good players who can change the match at any moment.
Pakistan team will be much delighted and happy with the return of 2 experience guys in the side as Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Sami are included in the 16-member squad. Both these players will be playing in today’s first ODI match between PAK and ZIM. Junaid Khan will strengthen the bowling attack a he was not a part of twenty20 Pakistan team.
Zimbabwe have never defeated Pakistan in an ODI series and they only succeed to win against Pakistan in 3 One-Day matches in their 48 head to head ODI record. Masakadza, Williams, Chibhabha, Coventry will the key players for Zimbabwe in today’s 1st clash.
Expected Playing XIs
|Azhar Ali (Captain)||Elton Chigumbira (Captain)|
|Mohammad Hafeez||Chamu Chibhabha|
|Ahmed Shahzad||Vusi Sibanda|
|Shoaib Malik||Hamilton Masakadza|
|Haris Sohail||Sean Williams|
|Sarfaraz Ahmed||Craig Ervine|
|Asad Shafiq||Charles Coventry|
|Mohammad Sami||Brian Vitori|
|Junaid Khan||Tinashe Panyangara|
|Yasir Shah||Chris Mpofu|
|Wahab Riaz||Sikandar Raza|
Live Streaming, TV Coverage
Pakistan viewers can watch live streaming of Pakistan vs Zimbabwe first ODI on PTV Sports from 4:00 PM local time. They can also watch this match live on television sets by tuning TEN Sports.
India based cricket viewers can watch live broadcast of today’s PAK vs ZIM 1st ODI match on TEN Cricket from 4:30 PM IST.
Willow TV will be streaming online this match in United States on their official Youtube channel with some subscription fee whereas it will also telecast Pakistan-Zimbabwe One Day match on television sets.
The live score of Pakistan vs Zimbabwe match can be taken from espncricinfo.