Pakistan will host Zimbabwe for three ODIs and three T20Is as international cricket is all set to return to the country. The ODIs will be played in Rawalpindi and the shortest format in Multan. The latest development was confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The change in schedule is being made due to logistical and operational changes. The one-dayers start from October 30, while the T20Is start from November 7.
“After Multan became unavailable due to logistical and operational reasons, we took the opportunity to revisit the entire schedule and have come up with an itinerary that is suitable for the teams, match officials, broadcasters, event staff and other support agencies,” PCB Director of International Cricket Zakir Khan said.
Meanwhile, the three ODIs will be a part of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which is a direct qualification tournament for the 2023 50-over World Cup scheduled to be played in India.
“The availability of Rawalpindi has ensured there is no uncertainty for our ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches as we aim to collect maximum points from this series to achieve our target of qualifying directly for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over event” The PCB official further added.
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Blessing Muzarabani Added in Zimbabwe Squad For Pakistan Tour
Meanwhile, Blessing Musarbani has been to the Zimbabwe squad which is set to tour Pakistan. Muzarabani, who had played one Test, 18 one-day international and six T20Is, had decided to put his international career on hold in 2018 and taken up a county contract with Northamptonshire.
There are a couple of youngsters who have also been added to the Zimbabwe squad as well. Wessly Madhevere, Richard Ngarava, Milton Shumba and Faraz Akram are the new names added onto the squad.
Zimbabwe also has added experience onto their squad by recalling some of their senior players as well. Brendan Taylor, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams and Elton Chigumbura are the experienced players in the side. The team will be led by Chamu Chibhabha.
Chamu Chibhabha (c), Faraz Akram, Ryan Burl, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wessly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumba, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams