HARARE, Harare Province: Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the first one-day international against Zimbabwe as he became the first Pakistan captain to lead in 50 successive ODIs.
Misbah returned to the helm after sitting out the two Twenty20 matches, which Pakistan won comfortably, while seamer Junaid Khan and batsman Haris Sohail also came in for their first match of the tour.
Spinner Saeed Ajmal and fast bowler Mohammad Irfan were rested for the second Twenty20 on Saturday, but were restored to the line-up for Tuesday’s game.
Zimbabwe made one change to their side, replacing Shingirai Masakadza with Tendai Chatara.
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (capt), Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Timycen
Maruma, Sean Williams, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya,
Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Brian Vitori.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad
Hafeez, Umar Amin, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.