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| On Aug 27, 2021 12:46 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 of the five-match T20I series at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin on Friday. Ireland come into this series on the back of a 0-3 T20I series defeat against South Africa. On the other hand, Zimbabwe suffered a 1-2 T20I series defeat Bangladesh.

IRE vs ZIM Dream 11 Prediction

The two teams have played each other three times in the shortest format of the game until now. Ireland hold a slight advantage with their 2-1 record in these three matches. The two teams split a three-match T20I series with a 1-1 score-line when Zimbabwe last visited Ireland’s shores in 2019.

IRE vs ZIM Match Details

Fixture Name: 1st T20I, Ireland vs Zimbabwe

Competition: Ireland vs Zimbabwe T20I

Date: 27 August

Time: 4.30 PM IST

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

IRE vs ZIM Ground Details

Ground: Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin

Pitch Report: This will be just the second T20I at this venue. Afghanistan played Oman in the only T20I to have been played here way back in 2015. Meanwhile, this ground hosted a pretty high-scoring ODI between Ireland and Bangladesh a couple of years ago.

Brief score of the last result at the venue: Afghanistan (130/5) beat Oman (127/9) by five wickets on 25 Jul 2015

IRE vs ZIM Dream 11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS: Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor
BATSMEN: Craig Ervine, Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Simi Singh
BOWLERS: Blessing Muzarabani, Joshua Little, Luke Jongwe

IRE vs ZIM Dream 11 Fantasy Tips 2021

Although Ireland didn’t bat well against South Africa, they are expected to score runs against Zimbabwe. In fact, both the teams have pretty impressive batting line-ups. It will perhaps be Zimbabwe’s more rounded bowling attack that will decide this game.

IRE 2021 Captain (Andy Balbirnie)

Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie is an elegant batsman who will look to anchor the inning. He made 55 runs from three T20I matches against South Africa last month.

Andy Balbirnie in T20I cricket: 1000 runs from 45 matches

ZIM 2021 Captain (Craig Ervine)

Southpaw Craig Ervine has been named as the Zimbabwe captain for this tour. He returns to the team after missing a lot of matches this year.

Craig Ervine in T20I cricket: 536 runs from 26 matches

Man of the Match in IRE vs ZIM

Regis Chakabva could be a solid candidate to bag the ‘Man of the Match’ award. He has looked like a transformed player ever since batting higher up the order. Chakabva made 105 runs from three T20Is against Bangladesh in July.

Regis Chakabva in T20I cricket: 285 runs from 18 matches

IRE Top Picks

Paul Stirling

Paul Stirling is one of the most well-known cricketers from Ireland. He recently impressed with a ‘Man of the Match’ performance for Southern Brave in the final of The Hundred Men’s competition.

Paul Stirling in T20I cricket: 2167 runs and 19 wickets from 81 matches

Joshua Little

Joshua Little is amongst the most promising young seamers in England. He took three wickets from two T20Is against South Africa last month.

Joshua Little in T20I cricket: 14 wickets from 19 matches

IRE News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Ireland team.

Expected Team Changes

  • This will be the first game of the series

IRE Playing 11 (likely)

  1. Paul Stirling
  2. Neil Rock (WK)
  3. Andy Balbirnie (C)
  4. Harry Tector
  5. Curtis Campher
  6. George Dockrell
  7. Simi Singh
  8. Shane Getkate
  9. Craig Young
  10. Joshua Little
  11. Barry McCarthy/Ben White

ZIM Top Picks

Wesley Madhevere

20-year-old prodigy Wesley Madhevere is a key player for Zimbabwe. He made 150 runs from three T20Is against Bangladesh in July.

Wesley Madhevere in T20I cricket: 355 runs and three wickets from 13 matches

Brendan Taylor

Star player Brendan Taylor will definitely be one to watch out for. Taylor missed the T20I series against Bangladesh but he did score 98 runs from three ODI matches.

Brendan Taylor in T20I cricket: 859 runs from 44 matches

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ZIM News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Zimbabwe camp. However, the quartet of Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams and Tarisai Musakanda will not be available due to various reasons.

Expected Team Changes

  • This will be the first match of the series

ZIM Playing 11 (likely)

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

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The tournament will not be broadcasted on television.

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