Ireland vs. Zimbabwe: Match Prediction & Betting Tips – 3rd ODI

Zimbabwe toured Ireland for the 3rd One Day International (ODI) at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, on August 11, 2021. This will be an International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Super League series.

This is an excellent opportunity for fantasy cricket winning, so let’s look at betting tips for cricket.

Team Form

Looking at a team’s form is a sure way to determine their future performance. So, it is an excellent idea to analyze a team’s level of performance against the opponents.

Zimbabwe is 13th in the ICC ranking. The team has played a total of 535 games and won 138 of them and lost 378. Against Ireland, Zimbabwe has played 13 matches, won six, and lost six games. So, Zimbabwe has won 50% of the games.

You can expect the team to put up an intense fight in the 3rd ODI. But it is unlikely to win against Ireland.

Ireland is 12th in ICC ODI rankings. Their best ever position was in 2007, where it ranked 10th. Overall, the team has played 170 ODI matches, won 71, and lost 87. The team scored its highest (331/8) against Zimbabwe in 2015 at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.

This year (2021), the team has won three games and lost eight. And after their historic win against South Africa, the team is on high-level confidence.

“We’ll enjoy this – it’s our first time ever beating them (South Africa) in ODI cricket,” Balbirnie said. “It’s a huge day for cricket in Ireland.

“We will have a couple of beers and enjoy this because it doesn’t happen every day that you beat a team of this stature and for the first time in our history.”

That win lifted Ireland to position seven in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.

So, you can expect a quality game from Ireland in the 3rd ODI.

Predicted Playing Fantasy XI

Ireland: William Porterfield (captain), Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), Andrew Balbirnie, Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin, James McCollum, Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling, Shane Getkate, Tim Murtagh, and Mark Adair

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Brendan Taylor (wicket-keeper), Craig Ervine, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Ryan Burl, Peter Moor/Richard Mutumami, Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, and Sikandar Raza

Who Will Win in Ireland Vs. Zimbabwe 3rd ODI?

Ireland and Zimbabwe have played 13 games against each other in this format. Ireland has won six while Zimbabwe took six wins, with one match tied. Although the teams have a 50% chance from past performances, Ireland’s intense fight against South Africa in the previous game may boost their morale more coming into this match. So Ireland is likely to win in this match.


Zimbabwe has put up a fair game against the host in the past. But the team’s struggle in the 50-format matches may put the visitors at the losing end. Contrarily, Ireland is on high gear, having tossed South Africa in the recent ODI game.

Time to put together your fantasy cricket-winning tips. Remember to keep tabs on any developments ahead of the game, will you?

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