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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, IRE vs ZIM, Today Match Prediction

10 September 2021 | 15:00 | Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Toss Winner - Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bowl first

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Ireland eye a strong comeback against Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe registered a comfortable win over Ireland in the opening game of the series.
  • Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine and Blessing Muzarabani were standout performers for Zimbabwe in the series openers
  • For Ireland, Simi Singh, William Porterfield and Harry Tector delivered credible performances in a losing cause.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Ervine-led unit to secure another win on Friday.

  • Tournament: Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2021
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Toss: To Bowl

ire vs zim Match Prediction & Analysis

Ireland will face Zimbabwe in the second One-Day International of the three-match series at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont in Belfast on Friday.

The home team will be coming in this fixture low on confidence after suffering a thumping 38-run defeat in the series opener at the same venue two days ago.

The team management will be hoping to see the players put a much better display in the second fixture. On the other hand, the visitors will be flying high after producing a near-perfect performance on Wednesday. The management will be optimistic that the players will continue producing the goods in the remaining matches.

Teams Preview

Ireland Preview

After suffering a defeat in the first ODI, Ireland might look to tweak their playing XI in the all-important encounter.

The biggest concern for the team management will be the bowling performance of experienced pacers Craig Young, Mark Adair and Josh Little in the first outing as they conceded 192 runs collectively in just 27 overs and claimed only three wickets.

The management is also likely to remind the players that they should not sit comfortably after suffering a defeat on Wednesday, that too from a winning position after losing the last eight wickets for just 65 runs.

In the batting department, the home team will be relying on the likes of former captain William Porterfield, veteran top-order batter Paul Stirling, skipper Andy Balbirnie and middle-order batsman Harry Tector to score the bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of the pace trio of Young, Adair and Little along with the right-arm off-spinners Stirling, Simi Singh and left-arm spinner George Dockrell to dismantle the visitors batting lineup.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Joshua Little

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
W Porterfield 75 110 9 0 68.18
H Tector 50 55 1 2 90.91
P Stirling 32 47 3 1 68.09
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Young 8.0 0 51 1 6.38
M Adair 10.0 0 63 1 6.3
J Little 9.0 0 78 1 8.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Young 8.0 0 51 1 6.38
M Adair 10.0 0 63 1 6.3
J Little 9.0 0 78 1 8.67

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, George Dockrell, William Porterfield, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie

Zimbabwe Preview

After producing a complete performance in the series opener, Zimbabwe are unlikely to make any significant changes in the playing XI for the match on Wednesday.

The team management will be extremely pleased with the way players fought during the first ODI and they will be hoping that such a performance will boost the entire squad as the side push for a much-needed series win.

In the batting department, the visitors will be relying on the likes of experienced top-order batter Brendan Taylor, captain Craig Ervine, young wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva, veteran middle-order batsman Sean Williams and the player of the match in the first ODI Sikandar Raza to score the bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of star pacer Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Luke Jongwe along with the spin trio of Wellington Masakadza, Williams and Raza to produce timely breakthroughs.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Dion Myers, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Zimbabwe Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland vs Zimbabwe 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Ervine 64 96 7 0 66.67
S Raza 59 44 5 2 134.09
B Taylor 49 45 7 1 108.89
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Muzarabani 9.4 2 29 4 3
W Masakadza 9.0 0 40 2 4.44
S Williams 8.0 0 42 2 5.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
B Muzarabani 9.4 2 29 4 3
W Masakadza 9.0 0 40 2 4.44
S Williams 8.0 0 42 2 5.25

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

Richard Ngarava, BRM Taylor, Craig Ervine, Wellington Masakadza, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Regis Chakabva, Blessing Muzarabani, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Luke Jongwe

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 17 0 mm. 1.58 k/h From: ESE 90%
03h 16 0 mm. 1.37 k/h From: ESE 93%
06h 15 0.11 mm. 0.81 k/h From: SE 97%
09h 16 0 mm. 0.89 k/h From: S 100%
12h 18 0.12 mm. 1.24 k/h From: SSW 100%
15h 18 0.30 mm. 1.67 k/h From: WSW 100%
18h 17 0.45 mm. 1.45 k/h From: WSW 100%
21h 16 0 mm. 2.24 k/h From: W 100%

Weather Conditions

With rain expected for the first half of the game, the wicket might something for the quick bowlers. The batsmen will take a cautious approach in the Powerplay overs.

Venue Details

Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast is going to host the second ODI between Zimbabwe and Ireland.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 250 runs.

IRE vs ZIM Winning Prediction

Both teams will be coming into the contest in a contrasting mood where Ireland will be eager to stay alive in the series whereas the visitors will be keen to seal the trophy with another win.

On paper, looking at both teams, it is very clear that Zimbabwe look a far solid unit compared to that of Ireland.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Ervine-led unit to secure another win on Friday.

Author: Shoaib Z.