On the ICC T20I rankings, Pakistan have gained two points after the series win against South Africa and have consolidated their fourth position with 262 points. England are on the top with 272 points, followed by India (270) and Australia (267).
If Pakistan win all three matches against Zimbabwe, they will gain one point and narrow the gap with third-ranked Australia to four points. Winning the series 2-1 will still keep them to the fourth position but will cost them two points and take them down to 260.
Losing the series 3-0 will demote Pakistan to the fifth spot equal with New Zealand on 255 points each. On the contrary, if the hosts win the series or even a single match, they will climb one spot from 12th to 11th in the ICC rankings.
On the head-to-head chart, Pakistan have won all five bilateral T20I series against Zimbabwe. They have won all 14 T20I matches.
Pakistan 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 8 July at the Harare Sports Club to win the tournament.