IRE vs ZIM Prediction: Ireland and Zimbabwe move on to the second T20I at Dublin. Zimbabwe is leading the 5-match series 1-0. The first game was a low-scoring thriller. Zimbabwe managed only 117 runs courtesy of a fine knock of 47 from Regis Chakabva. In reply, Ireland fell short by three runs, despite their openers getting them to a good start.
Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I
29 August 2021, 04:30 PM IST
Clontarf Cricket Club, Dublin
IRE – 40%
Both teams are evenly balanced. Another low-scoring affair seems to be on the cards. Ireland would be looking to bounce back after the first defeat. Both middle orders failed last time. The Betting sites seem to once again favor Ireland for this game.
Betway: IRE: 1.72; ZIM: 2.05
Ireland vs Zimbabwe Top Bets:
Who will win? Ireland
Top Batsman – Kevin O’Brien (Ireland), Regis Chakabva (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler – Craig Young (Ireland), Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes in the match – Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Player of the Match- Simi Singh (Ireland)
Team Scores Batting first– Ireland 130+, Zimbabwe 130+
Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), Shane Getkate, Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little
Andrew Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Sikandar Raza, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Craig Ervine (C), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Dion Myers, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Donald Tiripano.
The pitch in Dublin will once again be a bowler-friendly one. However, the boundaries in the ground are on the shorter side. The average score on this pitch is 122.
If IRE bats first: 130-140
If ZIM bats first: 120-130
Broken clouds are expected for the second game, although we should expect an uninterrupted match. The expected temperature on match day is a cool 15 degrees Celsius.
WICKET-KEEPERS: R Chakabva
BATSMEN: K O’Brien, P Stirling, C Ervine
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Burl, W Madhevere, S Singh
BOWLERS: C Young, L Jongwe, W Masakadza, B McCarthy
Players who are expected to perform well as per IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction.
Kevin O’Brien: Kevin O’Brien is an experienced campaigner. The last game was his 100th T20 international. He has scored 1700 runs at a strike rate of 134. He even has a century to his name in the shortest format.
Regis Chakabva: The wicket-keeper batsman could be amongst the runs once again. He scored a brilliant 47 from 32 balls in the first game.
Craig Young: Young picked up two wickets giving away 15 runs from his quota of four overs in the first game. He has 30 wickets from 35 games at an economy of 8.
Blessing Muzarabani: Muzarabani looks like he will be a starter in this game. He had a successful T20I series against Bangladesh, taking four wickets at an outstanding economy rate of 5.66.
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