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| On Sep 8, 2021 12:08 PM IST

IRE vs ZIM Dream 11 Prediction, Playing 11, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Team Details


IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction: Ireland will take on Zimbabwe in the first ODI of the three-match series at Civil Service Cricket Club on Wednesday. Ireland come into this series on the back of a 3-2 series win in the T20 format while they also drew the three-match ODI series against South Africa with a 1-1 margin. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe suffered a 3-0 whitewash against Bangladesh in their last ODI series.

IRE vs ZIM Dream 11 Prediction

Ireland produced clinical performances in the T20I series even though they lost two close games. The batting was led by none other than Paul Stirling while the hosts produced an all-round bowling effort. On the other hand, an inexperienced Zimbabwe side struggled in the absence of Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams

IRE vs ZIM Match Details

Fixture Name: 1st ODI, Ireland vs Zimbabwe

Competition: Ireland vs Zimbabwe ODI

Date: 08 September 2021

Time: 3.00 PM IST

Team Form Guide:
IRE (recent last):  L W L W L
ZIM (recent last): L W L L L

IRE vs ZIM Ground Details

Ground: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast

Pitch Report: The Civil Service Cricket Club ground provides good batting conditions unless wet conditions bring the pacers into play. A score around 250 would be required to be competitive.

Brief score of the last result at the venue: Ireland (191/4) beat Zimbabwe (190/10) by six wickets on Jul 7 2019

IRE vs ZIM Dream 11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Brendan Taylor
BATSMEN: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Craig Ervine
ALL-ROUNDERS: Simi Singh, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Mark Adair
BOWLERS:  Luke Jongwe, Joshua Little, Blessing Muzarabani

IRE vs ZIM Dream 11 Fantasy Tips 2021

Ireland will have a lot of confidence going into this series given the 3-2 victory in the T20I series and also the fine performance against South Africa in the ODI format. However, they will face a stiffer challenge from Zimbabwe this time as the likes of Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza are back into the side.

IRE 2021 Captain (Andy Balbirnie)

Irish skipper Andrew Balbirnie didn’t have a great T20I series against Zimbabwe but he has been in good form otherwise. Balbirnie did well against South Africa 174 runs from three matches.

Andrew Balbirnie in ODIs: 2376 runs from 81 matches

ZIM 2021 Captain (Craig Ervine)

Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervine was by far the best batsman from his side during the five-match T20I series against Ireland. He scored 160 runs from those five games.

Craig Ervine in ODIs: 2616 runs from 96 matches

Man of the Match in IRE vs ZIM

Ireland’s star opener Paul Stirling will be a prime ‘Man of the Match’ candidate for this fixture. He looked in good form during the T20I series with 234 runs from five matches.

Paul Stirling in ODIs: 4874 runs and 43 wickets from 131 matches

IRE Top Picks

Simi Singh

All-rounder Simi Singh is an under-rated performer for the Irish side especially in ODI cricket. He starred against South Africa in July with 100 runs and two wickets from three matches.

Simi Singh in ODIs: 543 runs and 34 wickets from 30 matches

Mark Adair

Bowling all-rounder Mark Adair was in terrific form during the T20I series against Zimbabwe. He took ten wickets from just three matches.

Mark Adair in ODIs: 196 runs and 19 wickets from 18 matches

IRE News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Ireland team.

Expected Team Changes

  • This will be the first match of the series. There could be a toss up between Harry Tector and George Dockrell for one middle-order slot.

IRE Playing 11 (likely)

  1. Paul Stirling
  2. William Porterfield
  3. Andy Balbirnie (C)
  4. Curtis Campher
  5. George Dockrell
  6. Simi Singh
  7. Lorcan Tucker (WK)
  8. Andy McBrine
  9. Mark Adair
  10. Joshua Little
  11. Craig Young

ZIM Top Picks

Sean Williams

Former Zimbabwe skipper Sean Williams is a crucial all-rounder for the side. He will look to make a strong impact after missing quite a lot of cricket recently. Williams scored 39 runs in the warm-up match against Ireland Wolves.

Sean Williams in ODIs: 3958 runs and 72 wickets from 136 matches

Sikandar Raza

Sikandar Raza is another key member of the Zimbabwean side. He came up with 87 runs and one wicket from two ODIs against Bangladesh in July.

Sikandar Raza in ODIs: 2943 runs and 62 wickets from 105 matches

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ZIM News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Ryan Burl sprained his ankle just before the toss was set to happen for the fourth T20I.

Expected Team Changes

  • The senior trio of Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza are back for the ODIs. Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether Ryan Burl has recovered from his ankle injury

ZIM Playing 11 (likely)

  1. Wesley Madhevere
  2. Regis Chakabva (WK)
  3. Craig Ervine (C)
  4. Brendan Taylor
  5. Sean Williams
  6. Sikandar Raza
  7. Ryan Burl/Donald Tiripano
  8. Luke Jongwe
  9. Wellington Masakadza
  10. Blessing Muzarabani
  11. Richard Ngarava

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