Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza had no hesitation in
sticking Pakistan in to bat first on a pitch that historically aids seamers in
The Zimbabweans passed global debuts to wicketkeeper
Ryan Murray and stale spinner Liam Roche, whilst Asif Ali will make his ODI debut
in Pakistan’s heart order.
There was once no area but for leg spinner Yasir Shah in
Pakistan’s line-up, on the other hand, with 19-year-old leg spinner Shadab Khan the one
specialist gradual bowler picked via Pakistan.
Yasir ignored Pakistan’s excursion of England with a tension
fracture. Best order batsman Babar Azam, who may be getting back from an harm
lay-off, was once integrated whilst left passed opener Imam ul Haq returned to
Pakistan’s beginning XI.
England’s Ian Gould and Zimbabwean Langton Rusere will
officiate within the fit.
Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Chamu Chibhabha, Brian Chari, Tarisai Musakanda, Peter Moor, Ryan Murray, Donald Tiripano, Liam Roche, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani.