IRE vs ZIM Dream11: Things are taking an interesting turn as both Ireland and Zimbabwe head towards the third T20I of the five-match series. Zimbabwe secured a narrow win by three wins in the first game. However, the hosts Ireland responded in grand manner to resisted a seven-wicket win in the second T20I. Batting first Zimbabwe scored 152/5 in 20 overs. Ireland chased down the target with utmost east, as they had seven wickets in hand and two overs to go. Both sides do have quite a few players who are expected to have a major say in the 3rd T20I, and here are some of those fantasy picks.
Kevin O Brien
Kevin O Brien has been one of the most valued members of the Ireland Cricket Team over the course of time. The star batsman once again proved his mantle, as he scored a solid knock of 60 from 41 deliveries. The 37-year-old has been a part of 101 T20Is for his country, and has scored 1759 runs, at a strike rate of 134.2. This also includes four fifties and a hundred to his name.
Kevin O Brien in T20Is
Wellington Masakdza imrpressed in the first T20I, with his spell of 2 for 18 in four overs. Although he went wicketless in the game after, Masakadza does have the quality to chime in with the ball in hand yet again. The left-arm-wrist-spinner has picked up 20 wickets from 22 T20Is for Zimbabwe so far.
Wellington Masakadza in T20Is
Best Figures: 4/28
Shane Getkate has been one of the standout figures with the ball in hand for Ireland in the ongoing series. Getkate has picked up four wickets from the two T20Is, which includes a spell of 3/20 in his most recent game. Given the confidence that he’ll now be having, Getkate could play a vital role for his time. Having featured in 20 T0Is, the 29-year-old has 12 wickets to his name.
Shane Getake in T20Is
Best Figures: 3/20
Ryan Burl has caused the Irish batsmen some problems through his wrist spin. Burl has picked up five wickets from the two T20Is, and also played a good knock of 37 runs in the previous T20I. He is one of the key all round players for Zimbabwe, as he has scored 511 runs from 30 T20Is, and also has 20 wickets under his belt.
Best Figures: 3/22
Paul Stirling has been one of the most influential players for Ireland and rightfully so. Stirling has been a part of three Tests, 131 ODIs, and 83 T20Is so far. From those 83 T20Is, Paul Stirling has scored 2228 runs, while having 18 fifties to his name. He has a strike rate of 138.2, and can also contribute with the ball in hand.
Paul Stirling in T20Is
The match can be streamed live on Fan Code.