Thu, 27 Oct 2022

2022 ICC World T20: Super 12 Stage Pakistan vs Zimbabwe cricket


The final game on Thursday will witness Pakistan and Zimbabwe lock horns at Perth. On paper, this should be a walkover for the Babar Azam led side. The Zimbabweans though are going through a revival of sorts and have qualified for the Super 12 stage for the 1st time in their T20I world Cup history. Zimbabwe come into the game after sharing points with South Africa due to the rained out game on Monday. Pakistan come into the game with a heartbreaking last ball loss to India.

Venue- Perth Stadium, Perth

Time – 16:30 PM IST

Likely Pitch Conditions –

The team which wins the toss will like to bowl first as the pitch is expected to have bounce and pace on offer. The dew could play a role during the chase and the batters should have life easy under lights. A score of 150-170 batting first should be the norm with the new ball likely to be the best phase to bat.

Likely Pakistan XI –

M. Rizwan, B. Azam, S. Masood, I. Ahmed, S. Khan, A. Ali, H. Ali, H. Rauf, S. Afridi, N. Shah and M. Nawaz

Likely Zimbabwe XI –

R. Chakavba , S. Ervine, S. Williams, S. Raza, W. Madhevere, M. Shumba, R. Burl, L. Jongwe, T. Chatara and B. Muzarabani

Head to Head record –

Games played – 17

Wins for Pakistan -16

Wins for Zimbabwe -1

Perth Stadium T20I record –

Matches Played– 4

Matches won by home team -2

Matches won by away team – 1

Matches won by neutral team – 1

Matches won after 1st batting -1

Matches won after chasing -3

Matches won after winning the toss -3

Matches won after losing the toss -1

Highest score by a batter at the ground – 84 by Alex Hales versus Australia

Best bowling figures at the ground – 5/10 by Sam Curran vs Afghanistan

Highest score at the ground – 208 by England vs Australia

Lowest score at the ground – 112 by Afghanistan vs England

Approaching milestones –

·Mohammad Rizwan is 36 runs away from notching up 2500 runs in T20I cricket

·Haider Ali needs 1 run to score 500 runs in T20I cricket

·This is Mohammad Nawaz’s 50th T20I match for Pakistan

·Mohammad Nawaz needs 4 more wickets to reach 50 wickets in T20I cricket

·Shaheen Afridi needs 3 more wickets to reach 50 wickets in T20I cricket

·Fakhar Zaman needs 5 more sixes to hit 50 sixes in T20I Cricket

·S. Raza needs 6 more sixes to hit 50 sixes in T20I cricket

·Luke Jongwe needs 2 wickets to reach 50 wickets in T20I cricket