Sohail Khan
Sohail Khan celebrates after picking up a wicket against the West Indies. [Getty]

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Pakistan take on Zimbabwe in a Group B fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup at the Brisbane Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 3:30am GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for live streaming link.

Overview

Pakistan are low on confidence after suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of arch rival India in the first match, followed by another embarrassing defeat against the West Indies.

In the previous match, the West Indies scored 310 for six. In reply, Pakistan lost their top order cheaply, the first four wickets falling with just one run on board. After a struggle, they were bowled out for 160 leading to their second successive defeat.

Pakistan need a victory on Sunday and a defeat against the African side will put their chances of qualifying for the next round of the tournament in jeopardy.

Sean Williams
Sean Williams of Zimbabwe plays a shot during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match against the UAE.Getty

Zimbabwe, on the other hand, have managed one win from their first three matches. They came close to sealing a historic win over South Africa in the first match, but the Proteas managed to win.

Elton Chigumbura's side beat the United Arab Emirates. That was followed by a defeat at the hands of the West Indies, with Chris Gayle scoring the World Cup's first double hundred.

Zimbabwe will be hoping to exploit Pakistan's poor form at the Gabba on Sunday. A win for them could keep their hopes of making it to the knockout stages alive.

Prediction

Pakistan to win

What They Say

Elton Chigumbura (Zimbabwe captain): "It will be sad if the World Cup is reduced but we've got the chance maybe to force them to change those decisions if we play well and go to the next stage. Even looking at the Associates, they're doing well, so if they carry on doing well with what they've been doing, and hopefully they can force them to change those decisions when it comes to reducing teams for the World Cup."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Pakistan to win: 5/19
  • Zimbabwe to win: 37/13

Team News

Pakistan

Possible XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Irfan

Zimbabwe

Possible XI: Sikandar Raza, Chamu Chibhabha, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Solomon Mire, Elton Chigumbura (c), Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi