Zimbabwe is touring Ireland for the One days matches including 5 T20i’s and 3 ODI’s. The series started on 27th August at Dublin. The 5th T20i will take place in Northern Ireland. Ireland is leading the T20 series 3-1.
LAST MATCH PREVIEW :
The recent T20i victory was by 64 runs, with Ireland’s openers paving the way for the middle order to score. Ireland scored 174/4, and the Irish bowlers had no trouble tearing down the Zimbabwe batsmen, who were stopped at 110/9. The Irish bowlers bowled economically and the superstar from the bowling line-up was Mark Adair, who scalped 4 wickets at an economy less than 6.
THE STIRLING EFFECT ?
Paul Stirling has emerged one of the star out performers in the series till now. He has scored 215 runs in just 4 innings at an average of 72. He is the torch bearer for Ireland’s batting as well as the team. Stirling even scored a century in the series, registering his highest score in his T20i career.
Stirling has scored more than 2800 runs in 84 innings with 18 fifties in his bag of his international T20 career.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Ireland – Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell, William McClintock, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Shane Getkate, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair.
Zimbabwe – Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva, Dion Myers, Craig Ervine, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava.
Ireland Squad: Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Shane Getkate, George Dockrell, William McClintock, Neil Rock(w), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Benjamin White, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher
Zimbabwe Squad: Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva(w), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine(c), Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Tarisai Musakanda, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani
PITCH AND WEATHER REPORT :
With Ireland’s good performance in the last two games is any indication, as the pitch has favoured batting at this location. The hosts have a record of batting first and are expected to do so again, especially with a risk of rain later in the evening. Otherwise, temperatures will likely be in the 18-19 degree range, with clouds present for the majority of the day.
Total T20I Games: 9; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 4
MOST RUNS IN THE SERIES :
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MOST WICKETS IN THE SERIES
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM IST Stadium: Bready Cricket Club, Bready.
LIVE STREAMING : Fancode
Zimbabwe will beat Ireland in the last match of T20 leg. The tourists have managed win to win only one match in the series.