Pakistan vs Zimbabwe

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe is a fairly lopsided rivalry as Shaheens mostly dominated the contests. Still, these two cricket juggernauts have produced some epic clashes that have gone down to the wire, garnering massive attention from Indian punters.

If you want to get some skin in the game the next time Pakistan and Zimbabwe go head-to-head, check out our betting guide to help you get the most out of your bet. Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned punter, you can use our predictions page to increase your profits.

We’ll provide a full rundown on the upcoming Pakistan vs Zimbabwe standoff, along with free analysis, tips, predictions, H2H stats, while also considering other factors that could impact any team’s performance. What’s more, we’ll aggregate all the odds from various different Indian bookmakers and source the best prices to ensure that you get the biggest bang for your buck.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Rivalry

Pakistan acquired ICC and Test status in 1952 and has traditionally been referred to as a strong but unpredictable team. Most of the time, they had talented squads but occasionally lacked proper discipline and team chemistry, making their performance inconsistent.

The Shaheens are one of the most successful cricket nations and one of the few teams that won all major ICC international competitions. These include the 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2009 ICC T20 World Cup, 2016 ICC Test Championship, and the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, and were also the runners-up on these tournaments on several occasions.

Pakistan’s win/loss record at Test matches stands at 143-134-162, making them one of the best performing teams in this cricket format.

In Twenty20 Internationals, they’ve won 112 times, lost 64, and tied 3.

Out of 936 ODIs, Pakistan has played so far, they’ve triumphed on 490 occasions, lost 417, alongside 20 no results.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe is a young yet prospective cricket nation. They joined the ICC Council in 1991 and achieved Test status in 1992. In T20Is, they’ve played 96 matches and have a 24/70 record.

The golden era for the Zimbabwe cricket squad was between 1997-2002. During that period, the Chevrons have beaten all test nations except Australia regularly in ODIs. The team has also reached the finals of numerous ODI tournaments. They’re currently ranked 12th in ODIs, 11th in T20Is, and 10th in Tests.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Betting Predictions

Most of the time, Pakistan is seen as a clear-cut betting favourite against Zimbabwe, which does not come as a surprise given the Shaheens’ dominance in H2H matchups. Also, Pakistan is higher ranked in all three formats, which is considered a prohibitive favourite by the books, regardless of where the match is played.

By no means we’re trying to say that you should rule out Zimbabwe. On a given day, they can beat pretty much anyone, as they’ve shown in the Andy Flower era. And with them being massive underdogs, you could land a huge payout if they pull an upset.

Bottom line, you should assess various factors when betting on the Pakistan vs Zimbabwe matchup, regardless of whether the odds are heavily skewed towards the Shaheens. If the Chevrons have a home-field advantage and one of Pakistan’s core players gets ruled out before the match, you could throw in a few rupees on Zimbabwe.

Stay tuned for our match analysis, as we’ll break down all the factors that could become decisive for the outcome of your bet and provide our picks. We’ll also reflect on the implied odds and share our thoughts on whether there’s value on either side.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Betting Tips

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As the match draws near, we’ll provide our insights with regard to different types of bets. This will help you gain the coveted betting edge and prepare you for making a better-informed betting decision.

Pakistan Starting XIs

Pakistan has a star-studded squad, which is mainly why they’re favored over Zimbabwe most of the time by the bookies. Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Hasan Ali are all incredible players at their respective positions and have a major contribution to the team’s success in international competitions.

That said, if one or more of these stars suffers an injury and gets ruled out for the match against Zimbabwe, you’ll be the first one to know. We’ll list the potential replacements in addition to starting XI as soon as the official roster gets announced.

Zimbabwe Starting XIs

Based on our extensive research, we’ll try to guess what the starting XI for Zimbabwe will look like. We’ll also keep you posted on any relevant news or last-minute roster changes that could impact the outcome. If a star like Sean Williams or Sikandar Raza gets sidelined for the upcoming match against Pakistan, that’s a piece of information you should factor in when making your betting picks, and you’ll find it right here, on this page.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live Score

If you’re unable to watch the match on your TV or access your bookmaker’s streams, you can find in-game stats on our page along with play-by-play data. This will help you better perceive how the game unfolds, and which betting avenue you should take.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Schedule

We’ll keep you posted about the time and place of the Pakistan vs Zimbabwe matchup. If the match is postponed or delayed due to weather conditions, we’ll make sure to bring you up to speed with the update.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Test Series

The first time Pakistan and Zimbabwe locked horns in a Test match was in 1993 in Karachi, which was won by the home team. Ever since Pakistan has been the more dominant team with 10 wins in 17 overall Test Series. Zimbabwe won on three occasions, whereas the remaining four resulted in a draw. The Shaheens swept Zimbabwe in their previous Test meet 2-0, winning by an innings and 147 runs.

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe ODI

In ODI competitions, it never really was a rivalry between Pakistan and Zimbabwe. In 26 years, Zimbabwe recorded only five wins as opposed to Pakistan’s 64 in the ODIs. One match was a tie, and two had no results.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2021 – 2nd Test – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Match Details

Zimbabwe will take on Pakistan in the 2nd Test at the Harare Sports Club. The match is set to get underway from May 07th at 1:00 PM IST


Zimbabwe punched above their weight in the T20I series but to expect a similar performance in Tests was a bit too much to ask. There is just too much difference in quality between the two teams. Also, in T20Is, a couple of good performances can get you on top but to win a Test match, you need to consistently dominate your opposition for five days which obviously is not easy for Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, not a lot can be expected from the hosts in the 2nd Test as well.

Read on for a full analysis of this game and some betting tips that might benefit you. If you want to know more, then parimatch India can give you more useful betting tips.

Pitch Report

A lot of cricket has already been played on this wicket which would have sucked its pace. Even then, it should offer some help with the new ball.

Probable Playing XIs


Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Tarisai Musakanda, Brendan Taylor (c), Milton Shumba, Roy Kaia, Regis Chakabva (wk), Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava


Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Sajid Khan, Shaheen Afridi

Key Performers

Babar Azam – The Pakistan skipper has been in red hot form. He was dismissed for a first-ball duck in the first Test thus he will be keen to perform better in the next game.

Fawad Alam – Fawad Alam’s return to Test cricket has been very pleasing. Post his return, he has played four Test series’ and has scored hundreds in three of those. In the last match, he top-scored for Pakistan with a magnificent 140. He’ll look to have another good game.

Hasan Ali – Hasan Ali delivered a Man of the Match performance in the last game, picking up 9 wickets. He bowled great lines and looked too good for the Zimbabweans. He’ll once again pose a stern challenge for the hosts.

Our Betting Tip

There is just too much difference in quality between both teams and Pakistan should win this without much struggle.

Probable Winners

We have given you several how to win cricket betting tips. More are at our site, even for games beyond this match. But for this match, Pakistan is expected to win.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2021: 3rd T20I – Match Preview & Betting Tips

Match Details

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan – 3rd T20I

Date & Time – April 25, 2021; 2:30 PM IST

Venue – Harare Sports Club, Harare.


The decider T20I between Zimbabwe and Pakistan of the three-match series will be played on Sunday. After losing the opening game, the hosts came back stunningly defending a meagre total of 118 runs. This was also the first win for Zimbabwe over Pakistan in 16 T20Is. They will now be confident of doing well and will come hard at the visitors. Pakistan, on the other hand, will be keen on making a comeback after a poor show and are certainly the favourites to win this match.

Probable Playing XIs


Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Brendan Taylor (C), Tadiwanashe Marumani/Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (WK), Tarisai Musakanda, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava.


Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali/Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Arshad Iqbal.

Predicting Top Batsman and Bowler

Babar Azam

Babar Azam, the Pakistan skipper, would be definitely looking to make amends for not being able to finish the game in the last outing. He scored 41 runs off 45 balls but got out at a crucial moment which triggered a collapse. Having said that, this is a great chance for Babar to redeem himself and play a match-winning knock. He is in good form at the moment and will have to make the most of it.

Luke Jongwe

Luke Jongwe has been the find of this series for Zimbabwe. His variations made him literally unplayable in the previous match. Jongwe returned with the figures of 4/18 in the 118-run defence and picked wickets of Mohammed Rizwan, Babar, Haris Rauf and Arshad Iqbal. He bowls in the death overs as well which makes him a good candidate to become a top bowler.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2021: 2nd T20I – Match Preview & Betting Tips


After a thrilling first T20 International, Pakistan and Zimbabwe will lock horns against each other in the second T20I of three-match series at the Harare Sports Club in Harare on April 23, Friday. The first T20I saw the home skipper Sean Williams winning the toss and inviting the Men in Green to put the total on the board first. Batting first, the team had a decent outing as they managed 149 runs on the board on the back of 82 runs scored by Mohammad Rizwan.

Chasing 150, many Zimbabwe batters got the desired start but they failed to convert it into something substantial. In the end, the equation boiled down to the hosts needing 20 off 6. However, Haris Rauf gave just six runs in the last over to ensure that Pakistan wins the game by 11 runs. In the second T20I, the hosts will be looking forward to redeeming themselves while Babar Azam & Co. will hope to clinch the series.

Probable Playing XIs


Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Asif Ali/Usman Qadir, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf


Brendan Taylor (WK), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (C), Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Predicting Top Batsman and Bowler

Mohammad Rizwan

Pakistan’s opening batsman was at his fluent best in the first T20 International as he hammered 80 runs off just 61 balls. His knock included ten boundaries and one maximum at a strike rate of 134.43. Rizwan was the lone warrior for Pakistan in the first T20 International against Zimbabwe and is expected to continue his good form in the next game too.

Usman Qadir

The 27-year-old spinner Usman Qadir was the pick of the bowler for Pakistan in the first T20 International as he ended up with three wickets under his belt while conceding just 29 runs in his four overs. Qadir played a vital cog as he helped Pakistan defend a low total of 149 runs.

Probable Winners

Pakistan are expected to win this match.

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan, 2021 – 1st T20I: Match Preview & Betting Tips


With all the focus on the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Zimbabwe and Pakistan will lock horns in the first of the three-match T20I series in Harare. The visitors are coming off a brilliant South Africa where they won the ODI and T20I series. Their batsmen, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan showed exemplary form while the bowlers did their job perfectly in almost every game.

Zimbabwe, on the other hand, have their talismanic cricketer Brendon Taylor back and he will open the innings. A lot will depend on how he bats at the top of the order. Sean Williams and Craig Ervine are the other experienced cricketers in the line-up but they will miss Sikandar Raza who has been ruled out due to injury.

Probable Playing XIs


Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Asif Ali/Usman Qadir, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf


Brendan Taylor (WK), Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams (C), Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Predicting Top Batsman and Bowler

Babar Azam

The Pakistan skipper was in scintillating form in the four-match T20I series against South Africa. He scored 210 runs in four T20Is at an average of more than 50 and a strike-rate of 143.84. He will open the innings and get the maximum chance to score big. It shouldn’t be a surprise if he ends up winning the Man of the Match award.

Shaheen Afridi

The left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi wasn’t in the best of form with the ball in South Africa. He picked three wickets in four T20Is but his pace will definitely trouble Zimbabwe batsmen. He will bowl at the death as well which gives him a chance to become the top bowler from Pakistan.

Probable Winners

We have given you several how to win cricket betting tips. More are at our site, even for games beyond this match. But for this match, Pakistan is expected to win.


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