Number ranked side in T20 Internationals Pakistan will look to cement their place on top of the rankings as they take on Australia and Zimbabwe in the tri-nation series. The T20I tri-series will take place in Zimbabwe. Harare Sports Club in Harare will be the lone venue for the tri-series. While Pakistan occupies the numero uno spot, Australia are at third place while Zimbabwe find themselves at 12th. Australia were recently toppled on second place by India, who defeated Ireland in the two-match series. PAK vs ZIM LIVE Score.
Pakistan come into the tri-series with a 2-0 win over Scotland last month. Australia, on the other hand, suffered a morale-shaking defeat against England in one-off T20I following the 5-0 whitewash in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Meanwhile, the Aaron Finch-led side will be hoping to regain the lost touch. Zimbabwe come into the hand having not played much of the T20Is. Their last series was against Afghanistan, which they lost 0-2.
The format of the tri-series is simple. Teams will face-off each other twice and the two sides after the round-robin will then qualify for the finals. The summit clash will take place on July 08. Below is the full schedule of Zimbabwe triangular series.
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe vs Australia T20 Series Schedule
|01 July||Pakistan vs Zimbabwe||1:30 PM||Harare Sports Club, Harare|
|02 July||Pakistan vs Australia||1:30 PM||Harare Sports Club, Harare|
|03 July||Zimbabwe vs Australia||1:30 PM||Harare Sports Club, Harare|
|04 July||Pakistan vs Zimbabwe||1:30 PM||Harare Sports Club, Harare|
|05 July||Pakistan vs Australia||1:30 PM||Harare Sports Club, Harare|
|06 July||Zimbabwe vs Australia||1:30 PM||Harare Sports Club, Harare|
|08 July||Final||1:30 PM||Harare Sports Club, Harare|
Hosts Zimbabwe head into the series with some of the top players having pulled out of the tournament following the ongoing tussle with the board over the non-payment of salaries. Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine are some of the players who decided against playing. Out of these, Raza is playing in the Global T20 in Canada whole restive been omitted. Meanwhile, the board has named Hamilton Masakadza as the captain of the side.
Pakistan squad: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Sahibzada Farhan.
Australia squad: Aaron Finch(c), Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth.
Zimbabwe squad: Cephas Zhuwao, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza(c), Solomon Mire, Tarisai Musakanda, Elton Chigumbura, Malcolm Waller, Brian Chari, Peter Moor, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Murray, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Ryan Burl, Brandon Mavuta.