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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, WIW vs RSAW, Today Match Prediction

Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland

114/9 in 20.0

5.70

117/7 in 20.0

5.85 Star
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Toss Winner - Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl first

Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 3 runs

Ireland, Zimbabwe lock horns in the T20I series opener

  • In July, Ireland suffered a clean sweep against South Africa in a T20I series played at home.
  • Andrew Balbirnie and Paul Stirling have been premier performers for Ireland in the T20 format.
  • Zimbabwe suffered defeat against Bangladesh in three-match T20I series.

Expect Ireland to register a comfortable win over Zimbabwe in series opener.

Tournament: South Africa Women tour of West Indies, 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Ireland will be looking to break their losing streak when they take on Zimbabwe in the opening game of the T20I series at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on Friday.

In the previous series played at home, Ireland failed to win a game against South Africa. The team management will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show with bat and ball.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe have suffered from inconsistency with the bat and ball in the T20 format. Craig Ervine has been named as new captain of the T20I side for this three-match series. He will be hoping that the side can put in a disciplined performance in this series opener.

Ireland Preview

Uncapped all-rounder Curtis Campher have earned his maiden call-up to the national side for the T20I series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie and Harry Tector to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since Feb 2020, middle-order batsman Harry Tector is currently leading the batting charts for Ireland in the T20 format. In six matches, Tector has accumulated 141 runs at an average of 28.20.

Middle-order comprising of Lorcan Tucker, Kevin O’Brien and Simi Singh will be looking to make decent contributions with the bat.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Joshua Little, Craig Young and Benny McCarthy to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Benny McCarthy, Joshua Little

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Kevin O'Brien, Simi Singh, Craig Young, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Paul Stirling, Shane Getkate, Barry McCarthy, Ben White, Neil Rock, Andy Balbirnie

Zimbabwe Preview

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

Since Feb 2020, Wesley Madhevere has been standout player with the bat for Zimbabwe. In 13 matches played, Madhevere scored 355 runs at an average of 29.58 with four half-centuries to his name.

Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl and Sean Williams will make up the middle-order for Zimbabwe for this series opener.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Blessing Muzarabani, Donald Tiripano and Luke Jongwe to make crucial breakthroughs.

Zimbabwe Predicted Playing XI:

Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Craig Ervine (captain), Sean Williams , Regis Chakabva (wk), Brendan Taylor, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Zimbabwe Actual Playing XI:

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

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
15
0 mm.
0.64 k/h
From: ENE
32%
03h
15
0 mm.
0.48 k/h
From: SSE
44%
06h
15
0 mm.
1.01 k/h
From: SSE
59%
09h
18
0 mm.
1.55 k/h
From: S
74%
12h
22
0 mm.
1.26 k/h
From: SSE
68%
15h
22
0 mm.
1.28 k/h
From: NE
79%
18h
20
0 mm.
1.35 k/h
From: ENE
84%
21h
16
0 mm.
1 k/h
From: NE
27%

Weather Conditions

With warm weather with light breeze, the wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting.

Venue Details

The Village Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin is going to host the series opener between Zimbabwe and Ireland.

In three matches played between the two teams, Zimbabwe have come out on top on two occasions.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposing team to less than 150 runs.

Based on current form, Ireland will be favorites to win their game against Zimbabwe because they are playing in their home conditions. With likes of Paul Stirling, Joshua little and Andrew Balbirnie in good form with the bat, Ireland will be looking to put up a competitive score on the board.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe will have to bat well to get a positive result out of this game.

Expect Ireland to register a comfortable win over Zimbabwe in series opener.

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Author: Shoaib Z.