Pakistan will be focused to move up the rankings in one-day cricket when they take on Zimbabwe in a five-match series. Sarfaraz Ahmed and co. will be keen to put things right in this series after failing to win a single game in New Zealand.
Zimbabwe will field new-look side for the series as Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams, Brendan Taylor and Sikandar Raza are ruled out of the series due to ongoing pay dispute with the Cricket Board. Hamilton Masakadza has named captain of the side and will make sure Zimbabwe is well prepared for the five-match one-day series against Pakistan. The series opener will be played on 13th July.
Here are some of the statistics for Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2018 ODI series.
7 wins for Pakistan out of 9 games played against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe since 2011. Pakistan will continue their winning run against Zimbabwe in the one-day format.
0 series wins for Zimbabwe against Pakistan in a bilateral one-day contest. Pakistan have won six one-day series to their name,
3 victories for Zimbabwe have come at Harare Sports Club, Harare. The side has only won three games out of 21 played against Pakistan in Zimbabwe.
0 defeats for Pakistan against Zimbabwe out of four games played at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. Pakistan has won three games at the venue.
25 runs needed by Pakistan’s all-rounder Shoaib Malik to complete 7,000 runs in limited-overs cricket. He will become the eight Pakistani batsmen to complete the 7,000 run-mark in one-day internationals.
113 runs required by Pakistan’s left-handed batsman Haris Sohail to complete 1,000 runs in one-day internationals.
3 wickets needed by left-arm pacer Junaid Khan to complete 100 wickets in one-day internationals. Junaid currently has 97 wickets from 66 games at an average of 28.31.
0 centuries for Zimbabwe Captain Hamilton Masakadza against Pakistan in limited-overs cricket. Masakadza highest score is 87 came against Pakistan at Hyderabad in 2008.
Zimbabwe will have to bring their A- game to the table if they want to push Pakistan close in the five-match series.