COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan on July 22
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The ODI series between Zimbabwe and Pakistan has been one-sided, to say the least. The home team hasn’t been able to match fire with fire as the Men in Green have had them on the mat to a significant extent. The first four matches were comprehensively won by Sarfraz Ahmed’s men and they are now leading the five-match series 4-0 with one match remaining to be played in Bulawayo. Pakistan’s batting lineup has been unflinching and Hamilton Masakadza and Co have had no answers to the onslaught by them. The hosts came into the series with a depleted side owing to the tussle between their players and the team management surrounding payment of fees and salaries. They have nothing, but pride to play in the final contest at the Queens Sports Club.
Best economical pick – Donald Tiripano's 71-ball 44 on Friday was one of the few highlights of the Zimbabwe innings. The right-arm pacer's contribution with the bat showed that he is capable of making an impact in both departments, and the home side could use more of his skills in all areas.
Top captains & vice captains – Pakistan have been absolutely clinical in both the batting and bowling departments in this series. They won the first game by 201 runs, then secured a comfortable nine-wicket win in next two games. While raising their bar further to clinch 244 runs win in the previous fixture. With the bat, Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq have been the rock of Pakistani batting line up in the series. Fakhar Zaman is in the form of his life. So far this series, he has registered scores of 60, 117*, 43* and 210*, and averages an eye-watering 430. He will look to finish the series on a high, and Zimbabwe will be desperate to see him off early. While His opening partner Imam too has been consistent with scores of 128, 44, 0 and 113.
Smart pick – Zimbabweans have failed to click as a unit and they have not been able to stretch the visitors at all. They have even tried rotating some of their players but that too has not done them any good. Hosts have now lost all the seven games they have played against Pakistan at the Queens Sports Club in ODI's. With the bat, Zimbabwe relies heavily on their captain Hamilton Masakadza to lead from the front as other batsmen failed to contribute much throughout the series.
Cautious Pick – Pakistan are likely to make a few changes in their eleven for this dead rubber game. Mohammad Hafeez, who hasn’t played in the last four matches, may replace Shoaib Malik. So don’t pick him in your squad.
My XI – Fakhar Zaman (Captain) Imam ul Haq (Vice-Captain) Hamilton Masakadza, Fahim Ashraf, Usman Khan, Junaid Khan,Donald Tiripano, Peter Moor, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Blessing Muzarabani