Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2013 August 6, 2013

Pakistan's Zimbabwe tour dates confirmed

ESPNcricinfo staff

The dates for Pakistan's full tour of Zimbabwe have finally been announced little more than two weeks before the first match. Pakistan will play two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20s in a tour that begins on August 23 and ends on September 14.

All the limited-overs matches and the first Test will be played in Harare, while the second Test will be held in Bulawayo.

The series was originally supposed to take place last December but was postponed as it clashed with Pakistan's tour of India after the two countries decided to resume bilateral cricketing relations.

A space opened up in the schedule for the tour to Zimbabwe as Pakistan and West Indies were unable to find a window for playing Tests against each other, and pared down their series to a bunch of ODIs and Twenty20s.

It continues a busy home season for Zimbabwe, who have already hosted Bangladesh and India in the past three months.

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  • Ismail on August 11, 2013, 23:15 GMT

    This is the worse selection possible for Zimbabwe there should have all young people going

  • aziz on August 9, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    100% of the comments are against the inclusion of Imran Farhat and Faisal Iqbal. While Imran Farhat has been tested and tried and failed again and again, Faisal has never been tested. Nawaz Shareef, Najm Sethi or the courts should interveine and fire the selection committee. Why is Farrukh Zaman always in the selection committee, we need new faces like Salahuddin, Rashid Latif or Sarfaraz Nawaz. Team selected for t-20 and ODI is not bad but the test team selection is the worst in recent history. Every time Wahab Riaz bowls the nations heart is in their mouth.

  • aziz on August 7, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    A man on the street could have selected a better side for the Champion Trophy. A taxi driver in Manchester said this side can never win. The one good thing that came out after the CT disaster that we finally got rid of Imran Farhat and Kamran Akmal. When the team for WI was announced I said this team will win all matches. But Imran Farhat is back again against the weal Zimbabwe. For sure he will score 30, 40 or 50 runs and become a permanent players leading up to the World Cup in 2015. That will be again another disaster, and if by an early exit from the 2015 WC we can get rid of Imran Farhat permanently it will still be not bad. I suggest that Wasim Akram should refuse to go to Zimbabwe as a commentator as protest for inclusion of Imran Farhat.

  • Dummy4 on August 7, 2013, 4:00 GMT

    It was a great opportunity to try the Youngstars of Pak in this series. Don't see any reason to bring back Imran Farhat while Pak has quite a few openers already in the team. Sharjeel Khan could be a good choice!!! I also dont understand why an old spinner like abdur rehman included in the team while youngstars like Raza Hasan could be tested here. Anyway let's see how this team performs...

  • Dummy4 on August 7, 2013, 0:10 GMT

    after seeing the team selection i can expect a clean white wash by zimbabwe,, they have a good chance against week pak batting line up

  • Dummy4 on August 7, 2013, 0:05 GMT

    so here we go, a time trusted and full of troubles pakistani batting line up and zimbabwe, i feel its going to be a good chance for zimbabwenz to upset Pakistan, with the selcted Pakistan team i am expecting a white wash by zimbabwe, hope so

  • Dummy4 on August 6, 2013, 21:45 GMT

    MY appeal to pak fans stay calm amigos . he sir imran farhat has been selected on tour not in the final 11. besides ill be surprised if misbah nd team management actually pick him up for a match. if they do so it will be too show off that pak can beat beat zim wid 10 players which is a dangerous thing to do because if zimbabweans play too their potential they can do very well and beat any team. zimbabwe are already bruised by their india tour so we shouid be careful in case they perform like they did against in 2011 chased 330 to win an odi.

  • Taha on August 6, 2013, 20:01 GMT

    Give Saeed Ajmal some rest.

  • Android on August 6, 2013, 18:23 GMT

    Well absolutely a perfect selection for all formats by Pakistan but please give a chance to Anwar Ali against the minnows.

  • Dummy4 on August 6, 2013, 18:00 GMT

    i dont think pakistan will experiment too much with tests. these 2 will be the only match practice they will get before SA series. they havent played any tests since SA series and no domestic event since then. and that SA series was also a whole faliure. so best to get some good practice for 1st choice 11.