Zimbabwe will lock horns with Ireland in their first T20 World Cup 2022 Qualifier game at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Monday, October 17. Both teams will hope to start their campaign on a winning note with a Super 12 spot up for grabs.
Zimbabwe who have undergone a revamp under a new coach in Dave Houghton are set to give Ireland a run for their money. They come into the tournament in a rich vein of form in the white-ball game, having won a T20I and ODI series against Bangladesh at home, and beating Australia in an ODI last month.
Ireland, on the other hand, come into the tournament, having played 22 T20I since the last World Cup, the conditions on offer might not be too alien and could possibly have an advantage.
Match Details: IRE vs ZIM, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Group B, Match 4
Date and Time: 17th October 2022, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
A good batting track awaits the two sides with the average score being in excess of 170. Teams winning the toss would like to prefer chasing on this wicket.
Predicted Playing XI
Ireland (IRE): Andy Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy and Simi Singh.
Zimbabwe (ZIM): Craig Ervine (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tony Munyonga, Ryan Burl, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Luke Jongwe and Brad Evans.
ZIM vs IRE – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling, Ryan Burl, Harry Tector, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza (vc), Wesley Madhevere, Mark Adair (c), Josh Little, Brad Evans, Blessing Muzarabani
Fantasy Team 2: Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling (c), Craig Ervine, Harry Tector, Sean Williams (vc), Sikandar Raza, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani