Pakistan v Zimbabwe 1st T20I – Betting Tips and Prediction
Zimbabwe have shown they have the talent to cause Pakistan a few problems during this tour.
However, the hosts should be far too strong in this format and will have a point to prove after their disappointing defeat last time.
Given Pakistan’s short price, it is better to look to other markets to find value betting opportunities.
Hafeez is the Value Pick
Mohammad Hafeez didn’t feature in the T20Is but could come back into the frame for this one.
He was in top form in the shortest format when Pakistan took on England in August. He smashed an unbeaten 86 to help his team to victory in the final T20I of that tour.
He looks like a value selection in the top Pakistan batsman market.
While Babar will be popular at 3.0, picking Hafeez to score big looks better value at the price. He can be backed at 4.5 with bet365.
Taylor to Shine for Zimbabwe
Brendan Taylor has been in really good form with the bat in the ODI series between these two.
His half-century in the last match was outshone by Sean Williams’ brilliant ton, but before that he managed 112 in the first clash.
He will be key in these T20 matches and looks a good bet to be Zimbabwe’s top scorer here. He can be backed at 3.5 with 22Bet.
Back Babar over Zaman
While taking on Babar in the top batsman market is a good way to find value, backing him in a head-to-head battle looks a great bet.
22Bet are offering the price of 1.725 for him to outscore Fakhar Zaman in this one.
Babar showed he is in form with his 125 in the final ODI. He will now shift up to open and looks a great bet to do better than Zaman. He managed two last time before being trapped LBW by Richard Ngarava.
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