Zimbabwe will play two additional Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in Ireland in August, Cricket Ireland announced on June 17, 2021. This change brings the matches to three One Day Internationals (ODI) and five T20Is in Zimbabwe’s tour to Ireland. You can be sure fantasy sports betting will only get interesting on your favorite cricket betting apps this season.
Cricket Ireland altered the original three T20Is following the cancellation of matches against Pakistan. Again the series was rescheduled to allow for quarantine requirements from the visiting team.
“Following the latest advice for the conditions around which scheduled matches may proceed in Northern Ireland – most notably the stipulations of health authorities around quarantining requirements of the incoming Zimbabwean squad – Cricket Ireland has today confirmed that the Zimbabwe Men’s tour to Ireland will need to be rescheduled,” chief executive Warren Deutrom said in July.
So the revised fixture schedule is as follows.
6 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI (Stormont)
8 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI (Stormont)
11 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI (Stormont)
15 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I (Bready)
17 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I (Bready)
20 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I (Bready)
22 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 4th T20I (Stormont)
24 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 5th T20I (Stormont)
Keep in mind that the ODIs will be part of the 2020-2023 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup League.
Past T20I Events
Zimbabwe first played Ireland in the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. This was a close encounter where Ireland won by three wickets.
Again, Zimbabwe toured Ireland in 2019 for three ODIs and three T20Is. Ireland won the three ODIs and the 2nd T20I, while Zimbabwe won the 3rd T20I by eight wickets. The 1st T20I match was abandoned due to rain.
Past ODI Events
Zimbabwe has been playing the ODI series against Ireland since 2007. Cumulatively, Zimbabwe and Ireland have won 6 times each in various games.
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