The ball-by-ball commentary for this game is available here.
Hamilton Masakadza has been named Zimbabwe captain ahead of the T20I #TriSeries versus Pakistan and Australia in Harare. Boasting 52 T20I, 193 ODI and 36 Test appearances, at number 10 he is currently Zimbabwes highest-ranked batsman in the T20I format. All the best, skipper! pic.twitter.com/lAtk9DbgrW
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) June 30, 2018
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the first T20I tri-series game between Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Harare. Pakistan are ranked No. 1 in T20Is and start favourites against the hosts and Australia. They won 11 out of their last 12 T20I games whilst oozing with unflinching confidence and the fizz of young talents.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, are struggling with financial issues and several players have made themselves unavailable. Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine have all, collectively, made themselves unavailable for selection owing to payment concerns during the World Cup qualifiers that ended in March 2018. And that leaves a relatively inexperienced team to take on one of the red-hot form sides in the format.
So it wouldn’t be surprising if this turns into a one-sided affair but here’s hoping for a cracker.
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