Shahid Afridi will lead Pakistan in T20Is © AFP
Shahid Afridi will lead Pakistan in T20Is © AFP

Pakistan will take on Zimbabwe in the first T20I of the two-match series at Lahore. This will be Pakistan’s first international match at home after the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009, that crippled the cricket scene in the country, as no country wanted to tour there after that. READ: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2015, 1st T20I Preview

This match will therefore be of massive significance for the country. Zimbabwe decided to go on tour after much thought and plenty of security assurances from Pakistan. The home team hopes the series will pave the way for more countries to tour Pakistan in the future. ALSO READ: Congratulations, Pakistan! Hope the Zimbabwe series is start of a new chapter in your cricket history

Pakistan will go into the match as obvious favourites and the joy of playing at home will only boost their confidence. Zimbabwe will hope to make their mark in the historic series and will also put their best foot forward in effort to win the match.