Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 1st T20 Scorecard - PAK vs ZIM 2013
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Live Score, 1st T20 of PAK tour of ZIM 2013 at Harare Sports Club, Harare played on August 23, 2013. Zimbabwe go into Friday's first Twenty20 international against Pakistan at Harare Sports Club with captain Brendan Taylor confident that the players have put their most recent scuffle with the board behind them.
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The month-long tour will see the two sides face off in two Twenty20 matches, three one-day internationals and two Tests, but Zimbabwe's preparations were thrown into disarray last week when the players refused to train after negotiations over unpaid salaries and future contracts broke down.
Although the players came to an agreement with Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) last Friday and returned to training, fast bowler Kyle Jarvis announced on Sunday that he was quitting international cricket in favour of a county contract.
Nevertheless Taylor expects his side to move on mentally as they look to present a challenge to Pakistan.
Pakistan won every match on their last tour of Zimbabwe in 2011, and will expect to complete a similar sweep over a side that recently lost all five one-day internationals against an under strength Indian team.
Mohammad Hafeez will lead Pakistan in the Twenty20 matches on Friday and Saturday, but the tourists will be without wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal after he suffered a mild seizure last weekend during a flight to Jamaica, where he was due to play a match in the Caribbean Premier League.
His replacement in the squad, Sarfraz Ahmed, is expected to take the gloves.