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| On Aug 26, 2021 4:27 PM IST

IRE vs ZIM 1st T20I: Possible Playing 11 of Ireland


IRE Playing 11: Ireland will face Zimbabwe in the first T20I of the tour here at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin. This series will be important for the hosts given that T20 World Cup is just two months away. Ireland will look to make this series count and find their best combination. They gave South Africa a scare in their recent T20 series at home but their inexperience cost them the series. The Irish will look to regain some confidence against a less fancied Zimbabwe side. Both teams have played 3 T20Is against each other in which Ireland leads Zimbabwe 2-1.

Team News

  • Curtis Campher has been called into Ireland’s T20 squad. The allrounder has played 10 ODIs but is yet to feature in a T20I.
  • The rest of the squad is similar to the one that played in South Africa series.

IRE Playing 11 (likely)

Paul Stirling
Kevin O’Brien
Andrew Balbirnie (C)
George Dockrell
Harry Tector
Lorcan Tucker (wk)
Shane Getkate
Simi Singh
Mark Adair
Craig Young
Joshua Little

Ireland has a strong batting line-up with Paul Stirling at the top. Stirling has been in good form in the recently concluded Hundred and will be a big threat to Zimbabwe bowlers. The middle order looks settled with captain Balnirne, Tector and Dockrell. In seaming conditions, Ireland’s fast bowlers will be important. Josh Little can play a huge role in these series with his pace and wicket-taking abilities. Spinner Simi Singh showed excellent form with bat and ball in SA series recently.

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Ireland Squad

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 (wk), Ben White, Craig Young.

Where to Watch IRE vs ZIM Live 1st T20I

You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Ireland vs Zimbabwe 1st T20I match on Fancode. The match will be played on 27 August and will start at 4:30 PM (IST).

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