Ireland has been winning four times in the past five years against Zimbabwe. It looks like this ODI series will continue their dominance in the T20 as well. The first T20 internationals, held at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast, is scheduled on September 10th 2021.
Ireland is all excited for the tournament and is looking to repeat the history after winning continuously against Zimbabwe in the ODI. Their strong batting plays a critical role in their wins, with a consistent performance by Paul Stirling, Andy Mc Brinem, Harry Tector and James McCollum contributing to the runs.
The Ireland team captain is also in good form throughout the series. The bowler’s Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Simi Singh have also performed remarkably in the recent matches. Given the march taking place in the home pitch, beating them will not be easy for Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe team has been struggling to win the recent matches it played. Especially the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. Bangladesh won by a score of 3-0. Though Zimbabwe’s team are in excellent form, the batting has been inconsistent except Craig Ervine and Sean Williams, who has been crucial to the matches so far.
Coming to the pacers, fans have high hopes on Chris Mpofu, Solomon Mire, Tendai Chatara and Kyle Jarvis, who will lead the bowling attack.
The Irish team is excellent at the shortest version of the game, though their margins aren’t convincing. Their win in their homegrown is predictable.
Squads in the 1st ODI
Ireland – Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield (captain), Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wicketkeeper), Shane Getkate, Mark Adair, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin, Andy McBrine.
Zimbabwe – Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Richmond Mutumbami, Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wicketkeeper), Sean Williams, Chris Mpofu, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara
The weather is predicted to be a rainy day. It could rain in the match
FantasyBet Prediction Time – Ireland vs Zimbabwe
If you have been following our cricket match prediction tips, you would have guessed our pick by now. Yes! As the odds are uncertain, analyzing the head-to-head stats gives us high confidence in the Ireland team, given that they whitewashed Zimbabwe in the past 3 ODI series consecutively. That said, Ireland has lost 8 of the nine matches in their home ground, given that things haven’t been that great for them in their home ground. So, the tide can turn any side when it comes to probability.
Who will win the toss? Zimbabwe
Who will Win: Ireland
Top batsman: Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Top Bowler: Tim Murtagh (Ireland),
Most sixes: James McCollum (Ireland)
Man of the series: Paul Stirling (Ireland)
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