Pakistan will play Zimbabwe in the 1st Test at Harare on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The match starts at 1:00 p.m. Pakistan time, 10:00 local.
This Test series was doubtful after the Zimbabwe players went on strike on a pending payments to them. The Zimbabwe players were protesting for late payments, and had given a deadline to the Zimbabwe board to make the payments in their accounts.
Now the issue is resolved and the Test series will be played as scheduled. According to reports, one Zimbabwe player Sean Williams.has refused to play the first Test.
See the Pak vs Zim 1st live ball-by-ball commentary here.
The ODI series was comprehensively won by Pakistan by 2-1, but Zimbabwe managed to full off a stunner in the 1st ODI.
There will be two Tests in this series, the 2nd Test will be played on September 10th. These two teams have played eight Tests against each other and Pakistan have won six out of them. Only once Zimbabwe have managed to overpower the visitors.
Pakistan too won their last Test against England in February 2013 in UAE when they defeated England 3-0.
Pakistan has a young pace attack battery who are capable of taking 20 Zimbabwe wickets in less than four days. Zimbabwe have played better Test cricket at home. Watch live streaming here.
Junaid Khan and Rahat Ali will be opening the pace attack with Wahab Riaz as their third pacer. Ajmal and Rehman are the most probable spinners who will be included in the final playing eleven.
This series will be live telecasted by Ten Cricket and Ten Sports Tv channels in Pakistan, India and other Asian countries. The live streaming can be watched at Ten Sports official website.
Watch the highlights of the match here after the day’s play.