ZIM Playing 11: Zimbabwe’s tour of Ireland is about to start and both teams will face in the first T20I here at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin. With two equally matched teams on paper, we might be in for a fascinating contest. With new captain Craig Ervine ready to lead the team, Zimbabwe will hope for some change in fortunes. They have shown promise in their last few games but are yet to achieve consistency. Despite losing the series against Bangladesh, the team showed promise. Ireland and Zimbabwe have faced each other in 3 T20Is in which Ireland leads Zimbabwe 2-1.
Craig Ervine (C)
Regis Chakabva (wk)
With the return of their main players, Zimbabwe looks an excellent batting unit. Taylor, Ervine and Sikandar Raza will look to use all their experience and get big runs on the board. Madhevere and Ryan Burl were two big positives for Zimbabwe in their last series. Both were consistent, especially Burl, who was at his best hitting form. The fast bowling department will be led by Muzarabani who will pose a big threat to Irish batsmen in helpful conditions.
Craig Ervine (C), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (wk), Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wessley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Dion Myers, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano.
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).