Zimbabwe vs Ireland
T20 World Cup Match Prediction & Tips
Time: 17 Oct, 01:30 PM (IST)
Series: T20 World Cup Match 4
Venue: Bellerive Oval – Hobart, Australia
ZIM vs IRE Dream11 Prediction:
- Sean Williams has scored nine half-centuries in IT20s and the experienced left-hander is well worth backing as Zimbabwe’s highest run scorer against Ireland. Blessing Muzarabani has taken 95 international wickets and the tall pace bowler is our tip for Zimbabwe’s top wicket taker in this game.
- Paul Stirling is a very attacking T20 opener and he is our pick for Ireland’s highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Josh Little has taken at least one wicket in all but one of her last 15 appearances. He is a strong choice for Ireland’s top wicket taker against Zimbabwe.
- Josh Little has an excellent IT20 bowling record and we recommend backing him to take over 1.5 wickets.
ZIM vs IRE Live Streaming:
This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, ESPN and PTV.
Fans can stream the match on Sky Go and Disney+ Hotstar.
Weather & Pitch Report:
It will get progressively more humid as the game develops but the temperature will most likely be below 10 degrees by the end of the match.
There will be something in this pitch for the pace bowlers and the spinners. Expect the overhead conditions to also produce some swing.
Neither side will want to be fielding in the cool conditions forecast for the end of the game. We predict that both captains will choose to bowl first.
Team Form in the Last Five Matches:
W, L, W, W, W
W, L, L, W, W
ZIM vs IRE TEAM NEWS:
ZIM Team News:
Keeper-batter Regis Chakabva will captain Zimbabwe in their return to a major international tournament. They have not been able to field their best XI across the last few months due to injuries but come into this match with a fully fit squad to select from.
IRE Team News:
Andy Balbirnie has captained a very settled side over the last four months as Ireland have looked to give as much game time to their first XI. All of their team have got experience against strong sides and there are no injuries in the squad ahead of their opening match of T20 World Cup 2022.
ZIM vs IRE Pre-Toss LineUps:
Craig Ervine (c)
Regis Chakabva (wk)
Lorcan Tucker (wk)
In a tough group, which also includes Scotland and West Indies, both Zimbabwe and Ireland will feel that they need to win this match to give themselves the best chance of finishing in the top two. We are predicting a contest where both teams get on top at times but are backing Ireland to get the win.
Ireland are favorites to beat Zimbabwe at the odds.
ZIM Key Players:
the left-handed top order batter has previously captained the team. He has played 58 IT20s and is vastly experienced across all formats.
the all-rounder is a match winner with both bat and ball. He has hit five half-centuries in this format and has best bowling figures of 4-8.
the right arm quick bowler gets pace and bounce from most surfaces. He should also get some movement off the pitch in Hobart.
IRE Key Players:
the short right handed opener is vice captain of the side. He comes into this tournament after appearing in the Men’s Hundred and the CPL.
the bowling all-rounder has played over 50 IT20s. He has taken 72 wickets with best figures of 4-23 in this format.
the left arm quick bowler is still only 22 years old but has taken 84 international wickets. He is the strike bowler in the team.
ZIM vs IRE Team Forms:
ZIM Team Form:
Zimbabwe have won four of their last five IT20s and beat Bangladesh in one of those games.
IRE Team Form:
Ireland beat Afghanistan in their last IT20 series. Although they lost successive games, they ended the series with a victory to win 3-2.
Grand League Team: Pre-Toss
Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Shamarh Brooks, Odean Smith, Raymon Reifer
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Graham Hume