ZIM vs PAK: Babar Azam Sets Sight On Virat Kohli's Fastest 2,000 T20I runs record
Under Babar's captaincy, Pakistan has won four T20I series - Bangladesh 2-0, Zimbabwe 3-0, and South Africa 2-1 at home and 3-1 away against South Africa - and drawn one against England (1-1).
If Pakistan makes a clean sweep of the three-match series against Zimbabwe, they will gain one point and narrow the gap with third-ranked Australia to four points. Losing the series 3-0 will demote Pakistan to the fifth spot equal with New Zealand on 255 points each.
Pakistan goes into the series having won all five bilateral T20I series against Zimbabwe and have won all 14 T20Is. The Asian team last visited Zimbabwe in July 2018, to feature in a tri-nation tournament involving Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Australia. Pakistan beat Australia by six wickets on July 8 at the Harare Sports Club to win the tournament.