First #PAKVZIM T20 is scheduled to start a day after tomorrow and so, here is a look at the likely playing XI that the men in green are expected to field during the game.
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Top 4 During First #PAKVZIM T20
The top 4 for Pakistan are expected to remain unchanged for the game. Hence, skipper Babar Azam is likely to open with wicket-keeper batsman Mohd. Rizwan once again while Fakhar Zaman and Mohd. Hafeez are almost certain to bat at the number three and four positions respectively.
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Haider Ali and Asif Ali despite repeated failures are likely to be given more chances during the tour and so, both middle-order batsmen are expected to play the opening encounter.
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Mohd. Nawaz and Faheem Ashraf are once more expected to feature in Pakistan’s playing XI as spin and fast bowling all-rounders.
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Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf are almost certain to play the game. Pakistan’s think-tank nevertheless, might rest pacer Shaheen Afridi and play Mohd. Hasnain or Usman Qadir instead. Usman still, stands a better chance because wickets in Zimbabwe normally provide assistance to spin bowlers.
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The Expected Playing XI
Pakistan then are expected to enter the game with the following playing XI.