Pakistan v Zimbabwe 1st ODI – Betting Tips and Prediction
While Pakistan are the favourites in the outright winner market, there are plenty more odds on offer for this one.
Given their short price to start with a win, looking at these markets can be a good way to find value betting opportunities.
Haider Ali to Continue His Rise
Haider Ali is a real talent that is looking to make his mark with the Pakistan national side. This series looks the perfect opportunity for him to do that.
The 20-year-old burst through with an impressive PSL campaign and took his chance when smashing a sublime half-century in the last T20I in England.
His last three matches have been on this ground, including an 86 against Balochistan for Northern in the National T20 Cup.
It looks likely Haider will be given another chance to shine and his price of 3.75 with bet365 to be Pakistan’s top run-scorer in this clash looks a good bet.
Madhevere’s Price is Too Big
Zimbabwe may well be overpowered in their match and series but that shouldn’t put you off backing some of their players to shine.
Wesley Madhevere looks a great bet in the top batsman market for this fixture.
He was in fine form when Zimbabwe last played ODI cricket. That was against Bangladesh back in March but Madhevere’s hitting was a feature.
He smashed 35, 52 and 42 in the three ODIs and his price to show more of that talent is far too big. He can be backed at 7.0 with 22Bet.
Mumba to be Among the Wickets
Carl Mumba is another who shone during that Bangladesh series. He capped off some good bowling displays with a three-wicket haul in the final ODI. That backed up the two he bagged in the previous game.
The 25-year-old right-arm medium pacer has only played five ODIs but remains an unknown quantity and could surprise a few here.
He can be backed at 4.5 with bet365 to be Zimbabwe’s top bowler. It looks decent value given his previous form and Zimbabwe’s other bowling options.
Make sure you check out our round-up of the best free bets for this contest.