Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Betting Tips 25/04/2021

April 25, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Betting Tips 25/04/2021

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Pakistan had been flying high since beating South Africa in South Africa but received a timely wakeup call and were brought down to earth, thanks to their stunning defeat in the second T20I on Friday.

All the Men in Green had to do was chase down 119 and they were 78-3 at one point, with one of world’s premier T20 batsmen at the crease in the form of Babar Azam. They lost their remaining seven wickets for the addition of a mere 21 runs and suffered arguably the most humiliating defeat of their T20 history.

The blame deservedly lies with the batsmen for failing with the most basic of task and management for not taking their hosts seriously. The captain and head coach also need to ask themselves why they keep on giving chances to Asif Ali, who has so clearly been found out in international cricket. The tail, too, was kept unnecessarily long, considering that the wicket’s difficulty had been discovered in the previous game.

The three most obvious replacements for the bunch that failed are Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz and Shaheen Afridi.

Zimbabwe: The hosts secured a famous victory over Pakistan but should be well aware that they, too, did not set the world alight with their batting. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, for the second straight match, was among the runs but captain Brendan Taylor, of whom much was expected, failed.

Ryan Burl, too, did not do much with the bat as Zimbabwe got a variety of contributions from everywhere and got to what seemed like an indefensible total. 

But then Zimbabwe bowlers took over in the second innings, capitalizing on the nature of the wicket and big boundaries to suffocate Pakistan batsmen, whose frustration often translated into wickets.

The result aside, Zimbabwe still need work done in batting and should be prepared for a full-blown Pakistan attack in the decider tomorrow.

What do the Sportsbook Say

Brand Home team name Away team name
Bet365 4.5 1.2
22Bet 4.5 1.2
LeoVegas 5.0 1.16

After the second T20I, the margins have been reduced and even though Pakistan are still favourites, the odds on them are shorter than before. 22Bet and Bet365 have Pakistan priced at 1.2, while LeoVegas has them at 1.16. An upset by Zimbabwe can be backed at odds of 4.5 on both 22Bet and Bet365, whereas LeoVegas has the same play priced at 5.0.

Tipster’s Angle

Top Batsman Zimbabwe – Brendan Taylor @ 4

Captain Brendan Taylor is by far Zimbabwe’s most accomplished batsman. He missed the opening match of the series and made only five runs in the follow-up game on Friday. As a Harare born and bred, Taylor must also be very familiar with the conditions and be keen to make his mark in the series. It won’t be surprising if he not only top scores for his side in the final T20I but also scores a half century.

Mohammad Rizwan to score 50 runs @ 2.75

Over his last six T20Is, Mohammad Rizwan has had a half century followed by a failure. This sequence has successfully replicated itself three times. It may not be a random statistical trend either. Rizwan, by nature, is an accumulator of runs, or an anchor perhaps, so every time he fails, he comes back with an even greater desire for runs and is determined to prove his doubters wrong. He scored just 13 runs in the 2nd T20I defeat, and could now be set for a big innings.


As we’ve said multiple times, this is a David versus Goliath contest on paper but matches are not played on paper. They’re played on the double-pace Harare wicket where the ball is harder to hit and boundaries are long and difficult to clear like it used to be in the 90s.

That said, they might have to face another few hiccups, but Pakistan should get the job done and win the series 2-1.

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