IRE vs ZIM Prediction: Ireland will host Zimbabwe in the first of the three ODIs at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast. In the five-match T20I series, Ireland made a strong showing. The hosts were defeated narrowly in the opening game but came back to win three consecutive games. With a five-run victory in the last T20I, Zimbabwe got a consolation win, and Ireland won the series 3-2. Paul Stirling was named Player of the Series while Mark Adair took the most wickets with ten.
Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI
8 September 2021, 03:00 PM IST
Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
IRE – 60%
Ireland will head into this game with more confidence. They had beaten South Africa in July. Zimbabwe is yet to put on a good show with the bat. The betting sites also seem to favor the Irish.
Bet365: IRE: 1.50; ZIM: 2.62
Ireland vs Zimbabwe Top Bets:
Who will win? Ireland
Top Batsman – Paul Stirling (Ireland), Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler – Mark Adair (Ireland), Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes in the match – Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Player of the Match- Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Team Scores Batting first– Ireland 230+, Zimbabwe 200+
Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie (c), George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), Andy McBrine, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Craig Young
Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, William Porterfield, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young
Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
Tarisai Musakanda, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wessely Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Dion Myers, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Donald Tiripano
The Civil Service cricket club is historically good for bowlers. The average score on this pitch is 194.
If IRE bats first: 230-250
If ZIM bats first: 200-220
Cloudy skies are predicted for the first game. There might be some rain towards the close of play. The expected temperature on match day will be around 21 degrees Celsius.
WICKET-KEEPERS: R Chakabva
BATSMEN: P Stirling, W Porterfield, C Ervine
ALL-ROUNDERS: M Adair, S Singh, W Madhevere
BOWLERS: C Young, B Muzarabani, J Little, W Masakadza
Players who are expected to perform well as per IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction.
Paul Stirling: Stirling is in a purple patch and he will be looking to continue his good form in the ODIs. In the absence of Kevin O’Brien the onus will be on him to get Ireland off to a good start. He has 4878 runs in 131 ODIs at an average of 39.
Craig Ervine: Zimbabwe captain will have to lead from the front. He is their most experienced campaigner. Overall, he has 3496 runs in 91 innings at an average of 32.
Mark Adair: Adair was the pick of the bowlers in the T20 leg where he picked up 10 wickets. He has taken 19 wickets in 18 games at an economy of under 6.5.
Blessing Muzarabani: He is Zimbabwe’s premier bowler. He will be tasked with providing initial breakthroughs. He should relish bowling on these pitches. In ODIs, he has 28 wickets in 24 games at an economy of 5.35.
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