Finally, the Pakistan cricket team has successfully managed to help their people to certainly back for a reason. After winning Champions Trophy in 2017, Pakistan looked a different side altogether.
In fact, after getting a huge defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India, nobody would have expected they are set to take revenge in the grand finale just 14 days later as they say ‘Pakistan is unpredictable’.
Champions Trophy and Pakistani Super League (PSL):
The Champions Trophy helped Pakistan to restore their faith on their players and all the credit for this goes to the domestic professional Twenty20 league Pakistan Super League (PSL).
It is because of PSL that Pakistan found Fakhar Zaman, who do not love when someone else went on to finish the innings.
Nevertheless, Zimbabwe will be having a hopeless hope to change the fate of the of the series as the Men in Green have already taken an unassailable lead of 3-0.
Mathematically, they have gone through worse. From getting all-out for 67 to being involved in a thumping loss.
In any way, they have to face Pakistan in the remaining two matches.
Nobody can rule out the possibility of coming back from Zimbabwe but there are tiny chances to do that against mighty-looking Pakistan.
The strength of Pakistan:
Bowling has been always a strength of Pakistan. They can kneel down any team with the help of their speedsters and spin stock respectively.
Mohammad Amir, who is the main bowler of the team looks tired and was given the rest. Hassan Ali, who is enjoying a purple patch was rested in the third ODI.
From Pakistan, Junaid Khan and Usman Khan Shinwari got the chance to display their skills. However, they squared off more than expected and what Sarfaraz Ahmad would have dreamt before the match.
Timings of the match: July 20, 2018, 09:15 Local, 12:45 IST
Location of the match: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
The venue, Bulawayo: The surface has been offering a lot to the batters. But the hosts couldn’t cash in on the opportunity. On the other side, Pakistan bowled well to inflict pain upon Zimbabwe.
Also, expected playing eleven:
Zimbabwe: Prince Masvaure, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza(c), Tarisai Musakanda, Peter Moor, Ryan Murray(w), Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, and Richard Ngarava.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, and Mohammad Hafeez.