ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018: Zimbabwe vs Ireland squad Preview & Squad analysis

Updated on: Mar 15, 2018 6:29 pm IST

ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 25th Match, Super Sixes

March 15, 2018, has another riveting contest in-store as confident Zimbabwe clash against the giant killers, Ireland.

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Analyzing the teams and the marquee players to watch out for:


Captain: Graeme Cremer

While the off-field cash crunch situation continues to play out, the hosts Zimbabwe, having stayed unbeaten thus far, have been in red-hot form throughout the tournament. They now enter the super-six stage with three points following victory over Afghanistan and a tied match against Scotland.

The hosts batting has been in top-form with Brendon Taylor and Sikander Raza scoring consistently throughout the league stage valiantly supported by the likes of Hamilton Masakadza and Soloman Mire.

While their batting has been top-notch, the bowling has done exceeding well too with Raza again leading from the front. Raza has picked up ten wickets thus far in the tournament and has been brilliantly supported by skipper Cremer and Muzurabani who have chipped in crucial breakthroughs at important junctures of the game.

Probable XI

Brendan Taylor (wk), Graeme Cremer (c), Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Cephas Zhuwawo, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire, Tendai Chisoro, Blessing Muzarabani


Ireland boasts off a formidable batting lineup in Porterfield, Stirling both of whom have scored a ton in the league stages. The duo has been ably supported by the O Brien brothers and Ed Joyce and the team can chase or score formidable totals testified by their league-stage performance.

On the bowling front, the trio of Boyd Rankin, Murtagh, and McCarthy have been in red-hot form throughout the tournament, and the onus will be on them to restrict the in-form Zimbabwean batsmen.

Probable XI

Ed Joyce, William Porterfield (c), Boyd Rankin, Kevin O Brien, Niall O Brien (wk), Paul Stirling, Tim Murtagh, Andrew Balbirnie, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Simi Singh

Where to live stream Zimbabwe vs Ireland encounter?

The live telecast of the match can be streamed at Star Sports Select 2/HD

What time will the coverage of Zimbabwe vs Ireland start?

The viewers can catch the coverage of the mouth-watering clash at 12:45 PM IST.

Where can I watch the match online?

Viewers can also stream the ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2018 online at Hotstar.com                                                        

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