IRE vs ZIM Prediction: Ireland takes on Zimbabwe in the third and final game of the three-match ODI series at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast. The visitors are leading the series 1-0. The second game was washed out as rain interrupted the second innings. Ireland posted 282/8 in the first innings. All their batters contributed with William Porterfield and Harry Tector getting half-centuries. Richard Ngarava was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets.
Ireland vs Zimbabwe
Match 3, IRE vs ZIM ODI Series
13 September 2021, 03:00 PM IST
Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
The match can be streamed on Fancode App. All matches are being played at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.
IRE vs ZIM Head to Head: Zimbabwe have won 7 games compared to Ireland’s 5 wins in ODIs.
ZIM – 40%
IRE – 60%
Ireland bounced back in the second game with a strong batting performance. Expect more of the same as the hosts look to level the series.
Bet365: IRE: 1.60; ZIM: 2.30
Paul Stirling got off to a strong start in the past two games but failed to convert into a big score. Nonetheless, due to his expertise, he is expected to excel in the final game. He has 4939 runs in 133 games at an average of 38.9.
William Porterfield is in fine nick, scoring two half-centuries in two games. He could be amongst the runs once again. He has 4301 runs in 141 innings at an average of 31.
Sikandar Raza is one player who can contribute with both bat and ball. He scored a brisk fifty in the first game. Overall he has 3002 runs and 62 wickets in 107 games.
IRE Playing XI
William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Joshua Little
ZIM Playing XI
Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
It is a belter of a track in Belfast and over 250 runs must be the par score. The average score on this ground is 212.
If IRE bats first: 250-270
If ZIM bats first: 240-260
Rain might play spoilsport once again as the chances of a shower are 40-50%. The temperature on matchday will be a cool 15 degrees Celsius.
WICKET-KEEPERS: B Taylor
BATSMEN: P Stirling, W Porterfield, C Ervine
ALL-ROUNDERS: S Williams, G Dockrell, S Raza, S Singh
BOWLERS: C Young, R Ngarava, B Muzarabani
Captain choices: P Stirling, S Raza
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