The news from the only Test between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, which will be played on Sept 1, 2011 at Bulawayo, is that the pitch is going to assist the batsmen and spin will come into play in the later stages of the game. See live score.
With the temperature touching 28 degrees, the strip is expected to dry out quickly and flatten into a batting beauty. The match will begin at 10:00 local time, 8:00 GMT, 13:30 IST. Watch the highlights videos
Pakistan is touring Zimbabwe to play one Test, three ODI’s and one T20.
Zimbabwe bowler Greg Lamb had Pakistan’s middle order in a fix in the tour game, which has earned him a place in the squad. With Elton Chigumbura out with a knee injury, Lamb could force his way into the middle order.
The probable teams are announced and are as below:
Pakistan : 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Taufeeq Umar, 3 Azhar Ali, 4 Younis Khan, 5 Misbah-ul-Haq, 6 Shoaib Malik, 7 Adnan Akmal, 8 Junaid Khan, 9 Saeed Ajmal, 10 Sohail Tanvir, 11 Aizaz Cheema.
Zimbabwe:: 1 Tino Mawoyo, 2 Vusi Sibanda, 3 Hamilton Masakadza, 4 Brendan Taylor, 5 Craig Ervine, 6 Tatenda Taibu, 7 Elton Chigumbura, 8 Ray Price, 9 Kyle Jarvis, 10 Chris Mpofu, 11 Brian Vitori.
The highlights videos will be uploaded here after the day’s play.