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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, IRE vs ZIM, Today Match Prediction

Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland

178/2 in 20.0

8.90 Team Logo

138/10 in 18.2

7.53
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bowl first

Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 40 runs

Host Ireland look to maintain their winning momentum against Zimbabwe

  • Shane Getkate, Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien delivered splendid performances for Ireland in the second game of the T20I series.
  • In the second game of the T20I series, Ireland registered a comfortable win over Zimbabwe.
  • Ryan Burl, Milton Shumba and Tendai Chatara have put in credible performances for Zimbabwe in the second T20I.

Expect Ireland to beat Zimbabwe by a comfortable margin.

Tournament: Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Ireland and Zimbabwe will lock horns in the third T20I game of the series at Bready Cricket Club in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

In their previous game, Ireland registered a comprehensive win over Zimbabwe, courtesy excellent performances from Shane Getkate, Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling. With this result, Ireland managed to level the five-match T20I series.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe will be looking to make a strong comeback after suffering comfortable defeat at the hands of Ireland. Captain Craig Ervine will be hoping that the side can put in an improved bowling performance in this fixture.

Ireland Preview

Skipper Andrew Balbirnie will be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball in this contest. The home side will not make any major changes to their playing XI for this game.

In the batting department, the onus will be on opening duo of Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling to get off to a flying start. In the previous fixture, all-rounder Kevin O’Brien scored a splendid half-century with the help of seven boundaries and one six. He was well supported by Paul Stirling, who scored a fluent 37 off 29 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes.

George Dockrell played a crucial innings for Ireland and smashed unbeaten 33 off 26 balls to help Ireland complete the chase in the penultimate over of the innings.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Craig Young, Shane Getkate, Simi Singh and Benjamin White to provide timely breakthroughs.

In the 2nd T20I, medium-pacer Shane Getkate was the standout performer with the ball and finished with figures of 3 for 20 in his four overs.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Neil Rock (wk), Shane Getkate, Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Benjamin White

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
K O'Brien
60
41
7
1
146.34
P Stirling
37
29
5
2
127.59
G Dockrell
33
26
3
0
126.92
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Getkate
4.0
0
20
3
5
B White
4.0
0
33
1
8.25
C Young
4.0
0
34
0
8.5

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Kevin O'Brien, William McClintock, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Shane Getkate, Ben White, Neil Rock, Andy Balbirnie

Zimbabwe Preview

The visitors might bring in Blessing Muzarabani in place of Richard Ngarava, who conceded close to ten runs an over.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine and Milton Shumba to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous game, Wesley Madhevere scored 21 runs off 18 balls with the help of three boundaries. Regis Chakabva and Dion Myers perished in quick succession to see Zimbabwe lost their first four wickets with 64 runs on the board.

With the side placed in difficult situation at 64 for 5 after 10.1 overs, Milton Shumba and Ryan Burl came together and put on 88-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

For Zimbabwe, Milton Shumba was the star of the show with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 46 not out off 27 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Ryan Burl, who smashed a splendid 37 runs off 33 balls with the help of three boundaries and two sixes.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarabani to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Leg-spinner Ryan Burl was the standout bowler on display for Zimbabwe in the previous match and claimed 2 for 24 in his four overs.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava/Blessing Muzarabani

Zimbabwe Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
M Shumba
46
27
4
2
170.37
R Burl
37
33
3
2
112.12
W Madhevere
21
18
3
0
116.67
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
R Burl
4.0
0
24
2
6
T Chatara
3.0
0
20
1
6.67
R Ngarava
3.3
0
34
0
9.71

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Richard Ngarava, Dion Myers, Craig Ervine, Wellington Masakadza, Milton Shumba, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
15
0 mm.
1.1 k/h
From: NE
10%
03h
13
0 mm.
0.98 k/h
From: NE
9%
06h
11
0 mm.
1.33 k/h
From: NE
9%
09h
15
0 mm.
1.46 k/h
From: NE
6%
12h
19
0 mm.
2.46 k/h
From: ENE
7%
15h
20
0 mm.
3.07 k/h
From: ENE
13%
18h
17
0 mm.
2.32 k/h
From: NE
12%
21h
12
0 mm.
1.41 k/h
From: ENE
1%

Weather Conditions

With sunny intervals with gentle breeze, the pitch prepared at Bready Cricket Club is going to be excellent for batting.

Venue Details

Bready Cricket Club in Northern Ireland is going to host the third T20I game between Ireland and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe will take heart from the fact that they won their previous game against Ireland at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 140 runs. Average first innings score at Bready Cricket Ground in Northern Ireland is around 150 runs.

Based on current form, Ireland will be favorites to win their game against Zimbabwe. With likes of Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling showing excellent form with the bat and Shane Getkate putting in splendid bowling performance, Ireland will be hopeful to continue their excellent form in this fixture.

Expect Ireland to beat Zimbabwe by a comfortable margin.

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Author: Shoaib Z.