Competitive cricket is back in Asia with Pakistan hosting Zimbabwe in the first of the three-match ODI series at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium this Friday afternoon. While the match will be played in front of empty stands, there will be no short of drama with both the teams to aim for a win in the series opener, so do not miss out on the action.
To double the action, I have already assorted the top three bets for you and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest accordingly to win loads of money by the end of the day.
The Pakistani opener has been a mainstay in the One-Day International squad in the last couple of years, with him performing his duties to perfection. In the only two ODIs he has played in Pakistan so far, Fakhar has registered scores of 76 and 54 respectively - incidentally the last two matches he played. Overall, in 46 matches he has played so far in his career, the southpaw scored 1958 runs, at a rate of 46.61 runs per innings, which includes 4 centuries and 13 fifties.
Zaman's special liking for Zimbabwe has just acted as a catalyst in favour of this particular bet. Having played just five matches against the African side, his scores were - 85, 210 n.o, 43 n.o, 117 n.o, 60, having racked up 515 runs, at a monumental average of 257.50 runs per innings. His average just sky-rockets in the first match of a series, with him scoring 214 runs in 6 matches, at a rate of 42.80 runs whenever he plays in a series opener. There is plenty of reasons to place the bet, so better do it fast.
The most dependable batsman for Zimbabwe, Brendan Taylor will once again play a key role in the upcoming match in Rawalpindi. Coming to this bet, we have several reasons to believe he is going to hit more than 2 boundaries in the upcoming match, with him hitting a total of 558 boundaries in the 196 matches he has played so far, at a rate of 2.84 hits per match. In the last four matches played against Pakistan, the right-hander has struck a total of 20 boundaries (6, 5, 6, 4), at a rate of five hits per match, having registered at least three in each of those games.
Overall, in 16 matches against the Asian rivals, Taylor has registered a total of 47 boundaries, at a rate of almost 3 hits per innings, having struck more than 2 in seven of those matches. The experienced campaigner seems to enjoy playing in the Asian subcontinent, with the player hitting 23 boundaries in the last five matches played in this region, at a rate of 4.6 hits per match, with him striking 3 in three of those matches. With the evidence pointing to one direction, there is no way but to invest in this particular bet.
Might look like a surprising bet apparently, but believe me - this has the potential to bring us money this Friday. In the last four One-Day International matches, his scores were - 8, 43, 105, 84, scoring 240 runs, at a rate of 60 runs per innings, with three scores of over 20 runs. Overall, in 9 matches played in 2019, the southpaw has racked up 395 runs, averaging 32.54 per innings, with him scoring at least 21 runs in five of those matches, which helps our case.
Even though Ervine hasn not played a great deal in Pakistan, but his record in Asia is pretty impressive with his last six scores reading - 24, 34, 54 n.o, 39, 14, 33 - racking up a total of 198 runs, at a rate of almost 40 runs per innings, with five scores in our range. Overall, in 93 ODIs, the Zimbabwean has scored 2571 runs, at a rate of 32.54 runs per innings, which shows that the batsman is not a player who gives away his wicket cheaply. I have already placed my bet. What about you?
Fakhar Zaman to score over 38.5 runs @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Brendan Taylor hit over 2.5 fours @ 1.90 (Bet 365)
Craig Ervine to score over 20.5 runs @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)