The 2nd ODI of the series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be played in Zimbabwe’s sanctuary of Harare and Pakistan may face another test. Pakistan escaped the 1st ODI with a win but only just but they also have the chance to secure this series this match to guarantee some silverware. Vitori is set to return and Pakistan haven’t seen him bowl with the white ball yet so that will be interesting.
11 September, Harare
Starting Time – 0930 Local Time
How the Teams Stand
After losing the 1st ODI by a narrow margin Zimbabwe are ready to back up their performance to prove it wasn’t a one off. They return to Harare where they would much rather player with the extra bounce and carry so that should lift the confidence of the team to put in a good result. Zimbabwe are progressing each game they play and they almost chased down Pakistan’s 247 in the 1st ODI. They remained competitive with Pakistan almot all game with lapses where it mattered most but they will also be happy with the bowling effort as they restricted Pakistan to 247 after they looked very strong after 20 overs. Sibanda has played a crucial role in Zimbabwe’s set up in the last month or so as he has gotten Zimbabwe off to that good start and is scoring plenty of runs. Brian Vitori should return this match and that will be a boost on the Harare wicket and hopefully he can show Pakistan what he can do when it matters.