Zimbabwe v Pakistan 1st Test – Betting Tips and Predictions
Here are our free cricket tips and match predictions for this clash.
A Century to be Scored in the First Innings
The pitch in Harare might not be doing much for this Test until it starts to wear a little later on.
It means backing a ton to be scored in the first innings looks a great bet, especially if Pakistan dominates as their price suggests.
Babar Azam is in excellent form and could pile on more runs in this format. Having him coming in lower down the order is nice to have should the Pakistan openers fail.
A first-innings century to be scored is available at 1.83 with bet365.
Zimbabwe to Have Highest First Innings Opening Partnership
There is no doubt that this will be a tough Test for Zimbabwe, even on home soil.
However, there could be some value to be had in picking them to have the highest opening partnership in the first innings.
They will be full of confidence after pushing Pakistan all the way in the T20I series are look overpriced at 2.88 with bet365 and is much shorter with both Funbet and 22Bet.
Prince Masvaure and Kevin Kasuza were solid in the previous Test against Afghanistan.
They weren’t spectacular by any stretch of the imagination but it might not take much to win this bet.
Both Imran Butt and Abid Ali have been short of runs lately and endured a torrid time in South Africa prior to this.
Williams to Shine for Zimbabwe
Sean Williams has played a key role for Zimbabwe in the longest format of the game and he will have to do so again.
He struggled for runs in recent T20Is but a return to Test cricket can bring out the best in him.
The experienced campaigner has made a ton in each of his last three Test appearances. Two of those came in the first innings.
Backing him to be Zimbabwe’s top first innings batsman looks a solid selection at 4.0 with bet365.
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