COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan on July 16
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A clinical performance from the visitors Pakistan was enough to see-off a highly demoralized Zimbabwe, who lost the game by a whopping 201-run margin. Hamilton Masakadza and his men will now have a bigger task to handle as they aim to draw level terms in the 5-match ODI series.Pakistan on any day are a stronger unit than this Zimbabwean side and the result in the first ODI added made the stronger side even more confident. Nevertheless, Zimbabwe has a history of coming back from such positions to register stunning wins, their spirit is so very high. If Pakistan can chip in another towering show, it’ll get more difficult for the hosts to get back. But if Zimbabwe can do something stunning, we will be up for something absolutely entertaining.
Best economical pick – Tarisai Musakanda is just 12 ODIs old but already finds himself in the thick of things with Zimbabwe missing so many of their key players. Coming in at No.4, Musakanda has a lot of expectations on his shoulders and he has shown he has the temperament to succeed at this level. He will have to, however, find a way to convert those starts into something substantial, something he hasn't managed to in his short career so far.
Top captains & vice captains – Pakistan’s batting future lies in the hands of Babar Azam and the youngster has time and again proven it. He’s probably the most technically correct player in the side. Azam didn’t get many runs in the first game, but once he gets going, he will be a force to reckon with. Pakistan opener Imam ul Haq scored his second international hundred as Pakistan reached 308 for 7 in the opening ODI against Zimbabwe. Imam batted 134 balls for his 128 with 11 fours but didn’t hit a six. Imam-ul-Haq became the first player from Pakistan to score multiple centuries in the first five ODI matches.
Smart pick – He was the best player in Zimbabwe’s forgettable outing on Friday. Tendai Chatara hits the proper lengths on a consistent basis, which makes him a great asset for the side. He’s an orthodox fast bowler who doesn’t variate much, but he’s consistent with what he does best. It’ll be interesting to see how well he fares in the series.
Cautious Pick – Zimbabwe Skipper Hamilton Masakadza has demoted himself to an important number 3 position, which didn’t work well for the hosts in the first ODI. He faced 15 balls in the first ODI and managed to score only 7 runs.
My XI – Babar Azam (Captain), Imam ul Haq (Vice-Captain), Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan,Usman Khan, Tarisai Musakanda, Asif Ali, Chamu Chibhabha, Peter Moor, Mohammad Amir