Pakistan-Zimbabwe T20 clash today

12:53 PM | 21 May, 2015
Pakistan-Zimbabwe T20 clash today
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LAHORE (Web Desk) - Pakistan and Zimbabwe will play their first T20 of the two-match series starting from today (Friday) at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore reviving international cricket in the country six years after the attack on Sri Lankan team.

The match will start at 07:30 PM PST.

Both the teams practiced at Qaddafi Stadium under floodlights amid strict security measurements.

Pakistan's coach Waqar Younis is hopeful of better performance from the team in the series against Zimbabwe.

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"We are hoping for an interesting competition and the team is ready to give tough time to Zimbabwe," Younis added.

Pakistan's team will focus on batting practice on the second day of training which will be held under floodlights.

Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore said he is aware of weaknesses in Pakistan's cricket team.

"We are ready to take advantage and exploit flaws of Pakistan team," Whatmore added.

Pakistan team will be strengthened with the return of seasoned all-rounder Shoaib Malik and pacer Muhammad Sami in the squad.

Teams:

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Mukhtar Ahmed, Noman Anwar, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Anwar Ali, Hammad Azam, Immad Wasim, Bilawal Bhatti, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami.

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Sikandar Raza, Chamu Chibhabha, Charles

Umpires:Ahsan Raza (PAK) and Shozab Raza (PAK).

Tv umpire: Ahmed Shahab (PAK).

Match referee: Azhar Khan (PAK).