Pakistan begin their tour to Zimbabwe with the two-match T20 series both of which are scheduled to be played at Harare.
Zimbabwe will look to return their focus back on cricket after all the issues they are dealing off the field with pay dispute. Pakistan will be confident of performing well after their success in West Indies but they will be aware that without Misbah-ul-Haq their team doesn’t appear threatening. This being a T20 match, a young Pakistan side will be raring to go and begin the series on a positive note.
The month-long tour will see the two sides face off in two Twenty20 matches, three One-Day Internationals (ODI) 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.