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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, IRE vs ZIM, Today Match Prediction

Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland

119/10 in 20.0

5.95

124/4 in 20.0

6.20 Star
SCORECARD

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

Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 5 runs

Zimbabwe eye a consolation win against Ireland 

  • Ireland registered a comfortable win over Zimbabwe in the second T20I game of the series.
  • Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie and Kevin O’Brien produced excellent performances for Ireland in the previous match.
  • Craig Ervine, Wellington Masakadza and Luke Jongwe chipped in with credible performances for Zimbabwe in the 4th T20I.

Expect Ireland to beat Zimbabwe in the fifth and final game of the T20I series.

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

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Host Ireland and Zimbabwe lock horns in the fifth and final game of the T20I series played at Bready Cricket Club in Northern Ireland on Saturday.

Ireland registered a comprehensive 64-run win over Zimbabwe, courtesy splendid contributions from Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie and Mark Adair. With this result, Ireland have taken 3-1 lead in the five-match T20I series.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe once again delivered an abject batting performance to lose the T20I series. Captain Craig Ervine will be hoping that the side can put in a decent show with bat and ball in the dead rubber.

Ireland Preview

The home side will be looking to go with same combination that featured in the previous match played against Zimbabwe.

In the batting department, the onus will be on openers Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien and captain Andrew Balbirnie to make notable contributions with the bat.

In the previous match, openers Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien got the side off to an excellent start, courtesy 89-run partnership.

All-rounder Kevin O’Brien scored 47 runs off 39 balls with the help of six fours and one six, whereas Paul Stirling chipped in with 39 runs off 33 balls with the help of four boundaries.

Besides the openers, Skipper Andrew Balbirnie also chipped in with crucial innings of 36 off 22 balls with the help of four boundaries and one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Mark Adair, Shane Getkate and Craig Young to provide timely breakthroughs.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Shane Getkate, George Dockrell, William McClintock, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
K O'Brien
47
39
6
1
120.51
P Stirling
39
33
4
0
118.18
A Balbirnie
36
22
4
1
163.64
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
M Adair
4.0
0
23
4
5.75
S Getkate
4.0
0
19
2
4.75
C Young
4.0
0
23
1
5.75

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Kevin O'Brien, William McClintock, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Shane Getkate, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie

Zimbabwe Preview

The visitors might make one or two changes to their playing XI for the final game of the T20I series Tadiwanashe Marumani and Dion Myers will be replaced by Sikandar Raza and Brendan Taylor for the final game of the T20I series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza and Craig Ervine to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the fourth match, Skipper Craig Ervine scored 28 runs off 30 balls with the help of three boundaries.

Besides Ervine, Luke Jongwe scored 24 runs off 20 balls with the help of two fours.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza and Luke Jongwe to make timely breakthroughs.

 

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Zimbabwe Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2021

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
C Ervine
28
30
3
0
93.33
L Jongwe
24
20
2
0
120
R Chakabva
11
8
2
0
137.5
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
W Masakadza
4.0
0
22
2
5.5
R Ngarava
3.0
0
25
1
8.33
L Jongwe
4.0
0
28
1
7

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Richard Ngarava, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Dion Myers, Craig Ervine, Wellington Masakadza, Regis Chakabva, Milton Shumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Wesley Madhevere, Donald Tiripano, Luke Jongwe

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
13
0 mm.
1.35 k/h
From: ESE
100%
03h
13
0 mm.
1.37 k/h
From: ESE
100%
06h
12
0 mm.
1.56 k/h
From: ESE
100%
09h
14
0 mm.
2.6 k/h
From: ESE
100%
12h
17
0 mm.
3.37 k/h
From: SE
100%
15h
17
0 mm.
3.13 k/h
From: SE
100%
18h
16
0 mm.
3.07 k/h
From: ESE
100%
21h
15
0 mm.
2.93 k/h
From: SE
100%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will provide an interesting battle between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the game is going to be perfect with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

Bready Cricket Club in Northern Ireland is going to host the 5th T20I between Ireland and Zimbabwe.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive score on the board. Average first inning score at Bready is around 164 runs.

Based on current form, Ireland will be favorites to win the fifth and final game of the T20I series against Zimbabwe. With the likes of Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie in excellent form with the bat, the home side will be looking dominate the proceedings in this dead rubber.

Expect Ireland to beat Zimbabwe in the fifth and final game of the T20I series.

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Author: Shoaib Z.