Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 1st ODI at Queens Sports Club

Pakistan to take on Zimbabwe in first ODI

"It's probably even colder in Bulawayo too, so it's not going to be an easy series".

Pakistan are set to kick off a new journey for a longer version of Cricket at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday following a historic victory in T20I Tri-Series at Harare.

As usual, they will also have plenty of pace options, with left-arm quick Junaid Khan returning to their ODI squad and likely to open the bowling with Mohammad Amir.

In-form Fakhar Zaman scored 60 off 70 balls, while Babar contributed 30 off 34 balls.

The green shirts are heading into the ODI series with a Twenty20 tri-series win over the hosts and Australia.

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Zimbabwe are still missing several frontline players from their squad, with the likes of Brendan Taylor and Sikandar Raza absent after a dispute with the Zimbabwe Cricket board.

"He will be out for at least three weeks as he concentrates on physiotherapy which aims to speed up healing and make sure the tear heals without tight scar tissue formation", Anesu Mupotaringa, the team physiotherapist said.

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe: Pakistan opener Imam ul Haq scored his second global hundred as Pakistan reached 308 for 7 in the opening ODI against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

Pakistan started slowly with the bat, Zimbabwe putting them in under grey, wintery skies.



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