COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan on July 20
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After their disappointing campaign in the T20I series, which also involved Australia, Zimbabwe have slumped in the ongoing five-match ODI series against Pakistan. The fate of the series has already been sealed as the Men in Green took an unassailable 3-0 lead with their nine-wicket triumph in Bulawayo. The fourth contest will be played today and the home team would be desperate to halt their losing streak. Pakistan, on the contrary, are in good stead and will aim to win their next match to maintain their domination over Hamilton Masakadza’s men. Their bowlers have been right on their mark and the batsmen backed them up with some astonishing knocks. Needless to say, the home team will need to play out of their skins to turn over their opponents at the Queens Sports Club.
Best economical pick – Faheem Ashraf took 5/22 in the third ODI at an average of 4.4 which is the cheapest ODI 5-wicket haul by a Pakistan pacer in nearly 15 years. Faheem Ashraf’s bowling figures of 5/22 are the 2nd best for a Pakistan right-arm pacer since the start of 2006.
Top captains & vice captains – Fakhar Zaman is presently the leading run-scorer of the series with 220 runs in three matches at an average of 220. He has been dismissed only once and the Zimbabweans have found it difficult to get under his skins. Moreover, he has scored the runs at a strike-rate of 98.65 and kept the scoreboard moving. He would be keen to replicate his form in the next match as well. Babar Azam has fantastic records in the One Day Cricket. He is one of the best batsmen for Pakistan at the moment, especially in the limited-overs format. He has been in very good touch in this series so far. He is currently ranked 2nd in ODI cricket.
Smart pick – Hamilton Masakadza has strained in the limited-overs format and couldn’t perform in the T20I series. He notched a half-century in the second ODI but got out at a time when he was required to carry on and take his team to a respectable score. Prior to the next match, he not only has the responsibility to keep the morale of his players high but also improve his own performance.
Cautious Pick – Peter Moor has been given the license to take the gloves off - quite literally. Having been relieved of his wicket keeping duties, Moor's ability with the bat promises much, but an average of 18.44 in 34 ODIs suggests he hasn't nearly made the most of it. A half-century in the second ODI was sandwiched between scores of 1 and 2, and consistent performances have been hard to come by for the 27-year-old.
My XI – Fakhar Zaman (Captain) Babar Azam (Vice-Captain) Hamilton Masakadza, Imam ul Haq, Fahim Ashraf, Usman Khan,Junaid Khan, Donald Tiripano, Ryan Murray, Liam Roche, Shoaib Malik