Cricket Ireland has confirmed a new fixture between Ireland and Zimbabwe Men’s eight-match series. A government initiative to combat new COVID-19 variants forced the games to postpone from June to now.
The United Kingdom has listed Zimbabwe as a red list country, banning them from entering the UK.
So the match will now take place at Clontarf Cricket Club, Dublin, on August 29, 2021.
If you want to place your bets, be sure to monitor your top cricket betting sites list in India. Meanwhile, let’s discuss the match preview and predictions.
Match Schedule Preview
Venue: Clontarf Cricket Club (Castle Avenue), Dublin
Date: August 29, 2021
Match Begins: 16:30 Indian Standard Time (IST) | 11:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Series: Zimbabwe in Ireland. 5 T20I Series, 2021
One timeless cricket betting tips prediction is looking at a team’s recent performance. This strategy helps you predict how the teams might perform in the upcoming matches. So let’s explore what both teams have been up to.
Ireland’s Past Matches
Ireland played against South Africa in three One Day International (ODI) matches and three T20I series in July 2021. Ireland managed one win against South Africa’s four as follows.
- South Africa in Ireland 1st ODI on July 11, 2021, at the Village Stadium, Dublin. No result
- South Africa in Ireland 2nd ODI on July 13, 2021, at the Village Stadium, Dublin. Ireland won by 43 runs.
- South Africa in Ireland 3rd ODI on July 16, 2021, at the Village Stadium, Dublin. South Africa won by 70 runs.
- South Africa in Ireland 1st T20I on July 19, 2021, at the Village Stadium, Dublin. South Africa won by 33 runs.
- South Africa in Ireland 2nd T20I on July 22, 2021, at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast. South Africa won by 42 runs.
- South Africa in Ireland 3rd T20I on July 24, 2021, at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast. South Africa won by 49 runs.
As per the results, SA outdid Ireland in the three T20I series. Still, the match was good preparation for the upcoming Ireland v Zimbabwe games.
Ireland Men’s Head Coach Graham Ford said the squad bolstered their “character, toughness and commitment” while playing the South Africa series.
He also expressed more lessons his team scooped up, saying they needed to improve in all game departments in both formats if they were to compete consistently at the highest level.
Zimbabwe’s Recent Games
Zimbabwe has had a series of games against Afghanistan and Pakistan. In the T20I series, Zimbabwe lost all three games to Afghanistan. Against Pak, Zimbabwe managed one win while Pak won two series.
Who Will Win in The Ireland vs. Zimbabwe 2nd T20I Game?
The two teams have suffered disheartening losses in their recent T20I matches. But these challenges have also helped the teams re-strategize.
Still, Ireland’s more plays may add up as the crucial confidence they need to beat Zimbabwe. Yet Zimbabwe won’t be sitting back to let Ireland reign over it.