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Ireland vs Zimbabwe, WIW vs RSAW, Today Match Prediction

29 August 2021 | 16:30 | Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland
153/3 in 18.3 8.27 winner
152/5 in 20.0 7.60

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

winner Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Kevin O'Brien

Host Ireland eye a strong comeback against Zimbabwe

  • Zimbabwe registered a narrow win over Ireland in the opening game of the series.
  • Wicket-keeper Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl and Luke Jongwe have delivered excellent performances for Zimbabwe.
  • Simi Singh, Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien put in commendable performances for Ireland in the first T20I.

Expect Ireland to overcome Zimbabwe and level the five-match T20I series.

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

ire vs zim Match Prediction & Analysis

Host Ireland will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Zimbabwe in the opening game of the T20I series at Dublin on Sunday.

In their previous match, Ireland suffered a close defeat at the hands of Zimbabwe. Captain Andrew Balbirnie will rue the fact that they should won their opening game against Ireland. The home side will need to make significant improvements in a bid to level the five-match T20I series.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe managed to eke out a close win over Ireland, courtesy excellent bowling performances from Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe and Ryan Burl. With this result, Zimbabwe have taken 1-0 lead in the five-match T20I series.

Teams Preview

Ireland Preview

The home side is unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI despite losing the series opener against Zimbabwe.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the top-order of Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien and Andrew Balbirnie to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous fixture, Kevin O’Brien scored 25 runs off 32 balls with the help of three fours, whereas Paul Stirling chipped in with 24 runs off 19 balls with the help of five boundaries.

All-rounder Simi Singh put in a valiant innings of 28 runs off 22 balls with the help of three fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Craig Young, Benny McCarthy and Curtis Campher to make crucial breakthroughs in the initial set of Powerplay overs.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

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

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa Women tour of West Indies, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Singh 28 22 3 1 127.27
K O'Brien 25 32 3 0 78.12
P Stirling 24 19 5 0 126.32
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Young 4.0 0 15 2 3.75
S Singh 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
B McCarthy 4.0 1 20 1 5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
C Young 4.0 0 15 2 3.75
S Singh 4.0 0 22 2 5.5
B McCarthy 4.0 1 20 1 5

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

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

Zimbabwe Preview

The visitors will be relieved after pulling off a close win over Ireland in the opening game of the T20I series.

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

In the series opener, wicket-keeper batsman Regis Chakabva was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 47 runs off 28 balls with the help of four fours and one six.

Besides Chakabva, the likes of Wellington Masakadza, Ryan Burl and Craig Ervine chipped in with crucial scores to push Zimbabwe score beyond 100-run mark.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Wellington Masakadza, Ryan Burl and Luke Jongwe to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

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

Zimbabwe Key Players From Previous Game Of South Africa Women tour of West Indies, 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Chakabva 47 28 4 1 167.86
W Masakadza 19 15 1 0 126.67
C Ervine 17 12 1 1 141.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Burl 4.0 0 22 3 5.5
W Masakadza 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
L Jongwe 4.0 0 17 2 4.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
R Burl 4.0 0 22 3 5.5
W Masakadza 4.0 0 18 2 4.5
L Jongwe 4.0 0 17 2 4.25

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 35 0 mm. 3.46 k/h From: W 1%
03h 32 0 mm. 1.8 k/h From: W 1%
06h 26 0 mm. 1.43 k/h From: SW 0%
09h 21 0 mm. 1.35 k/h From: SW 0%
12h 20 0 mm. 1.25 k/h From: SW 0%
15h 23 0 mm. 0.99 k/h From: WSW 0%
18h 33 0 mm. 1.73 k/h From: W 0%
21h 37 0 mm. 3.33 k/h From: WSW 0%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will provide a tough battle with bat and ball. The weather forecast for Sunday is going to be sunny intervals with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Clontarf Cricket Club in Dublin is going to host the second T20I between Ireland and Zimbabwe.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a decent score on the board. The previous game was won by side batting first.

IRE vs ZIM Winning Prediction

Despite losing the series opener, Ireland will be favorites to win their second match against Zimbabwe. With the likes of Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien and Simi Singh showing decent form with bat, Ireland will be hoping to put in an improved effort with the bat.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe will be looking to continue their good form in this second game of the T20I series.

Expect Ireland to overcome Zimbabwe and level the five-match T20I series.

Author: Shoaib Z.