For the 2nd ODI of the 3-match series, hosts Zimbabwe will look ahead to defeat Pakistan and find some solace, as they fight it out at Harare Sports Club on October 3, 2015. The match starts off at 8:30 am BST.
Zimbabwe team seems awfully out of place, with their batsmen having a flat approach throughout the 1st ODI.
Pakistan wins the toss and decided to bat first.
Pakistan Playing XI : Azhar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Bilal Asif, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Asad Shafiq, Yasir Shah, Aamer Yamin, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Irfan.
Even though their bowlers did marginally better, the batting order just didn’t have the sparks to overdo the visitors.
While the hosts do have potential in Hamilton Masakadza, his form remains a concern against Pakistan bowlers, who seem to be having ride this year with 26 wickets in Zimbabwe in just 77 overs.
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Knowing that Masakadza has issues with the bowling and the rest of the order hasn’t been in place, Pakistan will look ahead to strengthen their spin attack. They have Yasir Shah, who seems to be enjoying his time outside the country.
Zimbabwe has talked of changes, although with the bowlers performing well, it will be worthy to see if the team brings in Tino Mutumbodzi to add some power to the batting lineup.
For the visitors, things aren’t very bright either on the batting side, with the top order failing to deliver on maximum occasions. It cannot be for long that Pakistan relies on bowlers alone, so it remains to be seen as how Azhar Ali takes things on his side.
Also, one cannot wait to see some runs come out of the bat of Mohammad Hafeez.
For Zimbabwe, this is going to be a call they need to take.
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