Amidst the IPL, boards of top cricketing nations are taking a break as most of their top players are busy playing in India. On the other hand, Pakistan, whose players are not part of the biggest T20 league will go head to head against Zimbabwe. A 20-man Pak squad has reached Zimbabwe for T20I and Test series commencing on April 21. Fans in India also want to enjoy the live telecast of the Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2021 t20 series. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming Pak vs Zim matches.
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2021 T20 Squads
Five matches (3 T20I and 2 Tests) are scheduled to play during the tour. Harare Sports Club will host both series. PCB has sent a 20-member team for the whole tour while yesterday the home side also named a 15-man squad for the shortest format. Babar Azam will lead the visitors throughout the tour. Some young faces are part of the Pakistani side. On the other hand, experienced all-rounder Sean Williams has been named captain of the host side.
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Sharjeel Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali, Arshad Iqbal, Haris Rauf
Zimbabwe Squad: Sean Williams (C), Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabwa (wk), Tendai Chatara, Ryan Burl, Tanaka Chivanga, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Tapiwa Mufudza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Donald Tiripano
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2021 Live Telecast channel in India
Viewers can watch the PAK vs ZIM 2021 T20 series broadcast on the OTT platform Fancode. However, no TV channel in India will telecast Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2021 series live. So streaming on Fancode app is the only way to watch the mentioned series. The app is available for both android and ios platforms. Also, the matches can be streamed on desktop devices through Fancode website.
The OTT platform is currently charging INR 49 to watch the whole Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe. However, users who already have an active monthly or annual subscription can telecast Pak vs Zim t20 and test series for free. Viewers in Pakistan can watch the live telecast of the 2021 t20 series vs Zimbabwe either on Gazi TV or PTV Sports.
Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe 2021 Schedule
Five matches during the tour are scheduled to play between 21 April to 11 May. To attain the maximum viewership T20 matches have been timed to play in the morning. IPL has already occupied the viewership during the evening.
|1||Pak vs Zim 1st T20||21 April||02:30 PM|
|2||Pak vs Zim 2nd T20||23 April||02:30 PM|
|3||Pak vs Zim 3rd T20||25 April||02:30 PM|
|4||Pak vs Zim 1st Test||29 April – 3 May||01:00 PM|
|5||Pak vs Zim 2nd T20||7 May – 11 May||01:00 PM|
PAK vs ZIM Head to Head
Obviously, the Babar Azam-led team is a better side as compared to Zimbabwe. Currently, Pakistan ranks in the 4th spot on ICC T20I rankings while Zimbabwe has been placed on the 12th spot. So far both teams have played 14 T20 matches against each other and Pak has won them all.
However, underdogs can’t be taken lightly, especially when they play on their home grounds. There are instances when the African nation has stunned the big names like Australia and India. So we can expect some interesting matches during upcoming Pakistan vs Zimbabwe series.