Ireland will host Zimbabwe in a five-match T20I series, which starts from August 27 (Friday). The first of the five-match series is on Friday at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin. All eyes will be on hosts Ireland, who will look to make a winning start to the series leading to the ICC T20 World Cup qualifiers, slated to take place in the UAE and Oman, starting October 17.
Ireland, who got whitewashed in their previous series against South Africa by a 3-0 margin, will look to get back their momentum. While their bowlers have done an impressive job, the spotlight will be on their batters, who are yet to fire.
— Cricket Ireland (@cricketireland) August 26, 2021
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, have played some good cricket in recent times. However, it was their lack of experience that they failed to finish close matches against Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Ireland vs Bangladesh – Match Details
What: Ireland vs Zimbabwe, August 27, 2021, 4:30 PM IST
Venue: Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
The conditions are set to be ideal, with a temperature of around 19 degrees and no rain forecast. It’s likely that the captains winning the toss would try and exploit the morning moisture.
Dion Myers, Regis Chakabva, Tadiwanashe Marumani and Brendan Taylor in the nets at Malahide as @ZimCricketv prepare for limited-overs series versus @cricketireland #Practice | #IREvZIM | #VisitZimbabwe | #BowlOutCovid19 pic.twitter.com/RWDftaBVzx
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) August 25, 2021
Ireland vs Zimbabwe – Predicted Playing XI
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), George Dockrell, Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Lorcan Tucker (w), Shane Getkate, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy/Craig Young
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chkabva (w), Dion Myers, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngavara
Ireland vs Zimbabwe Fantasy Team
Fantasy suggestion Team 1: Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Paul Stirling (c), Craig Ervine, Harry Tector, Sean Williams, George Dockrell, Wesley Madhevere (vc), Mark Adair, Josh Little, Blessing Muzarabani
Fantasy suggestion Team 2: Regis Chakabva (vc), Paul Stirling, Craig Ervine, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Shane Getkate, Luke Jongwe, Mark Adair, Josh Little