ZIM vs IRE Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 07, 2023
Hosts for the Ireland tour of Zimbabwe will take on the visitors in the first T20I later today. This game is scheduled at the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe. In this post, we will examine the pitch report, betting tips, and match prediction for this contest between Zimbabwe and Ireland. The hosts will be keen to start this new season positively with a win over Ireland. The skipper, Craig Ervine, will be looking to field their best combination in this contest. The Irish team will look to adjust to the conditions quickly against Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe vs Ireland Head-To-Head
The Zimbabwe and Ireland teams played 12 games earlier in the T20I format. The two teams share the honors 6-6 head-to-head between the two sides.
Zimbabwe vs Ireland Live Streaming and Broadcast
This game between Zimbabwe and Ireland will not be available on TV for Indian fans. However, they can watch the match via live streaming on the FanCode app and their website.
ZIM vs IRE Team Previews
The Zimbabwean batting order in this game will depend on experienced batters such as Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, and Sikandar Raza to score the most runs. Sikandar Raza has topped the batting charts since December 2021 for the Zim in the T20 internationals. He has played 35 games for Zimbabwe and has scored 1185 runs with an average of 39.50. He scored ten-and-a-half centuries in this period. Apart from Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams appears to be in good form with the bat.
Williams has scored 606 runs from his 24 attempts with a decent average of 27.54. He has scored four fifties in this period. Regarding the bowling department, the team will depend on bowlers such as Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, and Sikandar Raza to get the side well-times breakthroughs. The spin bowling efforts from Sikandar Raza since 2021 have topped the bowling charts for Zim in the T20 format. Ngarava has also picked up 39 wickets from his last 35 games with an average of 17.10.
Zimbabwe Playing 11
Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Brain Bennett, Clive Madande, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Trevor Gwandu.
The Irish skipper will rely on batters like Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andre Balbirnie, and the skipper Paul Stirling to score the most runs. Andrew Balbirnie has led the batting charts for the Irish team since December 2021. In his 38 appearances for Ireland, Balbirnie has collected 862 runs at an average of 23.29. In the process, he has picked up six fifties. Ireland will rely on bowlers such as Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Curtis Campher, Craig Young, and Mark Adair to get them vital breakthroughs.
The Irish medium pacer Mark Adair topped the Irish bowling charts for the Irish outfit to pick up 48 wickets from 42 innings with an average of 24.85. Some excellent all-rounders are playing on the Irish team, such as Paul Stirling, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, and Theo van Woerkom. The Irish team played their last T20I series against India earlier in the year. They lost both the games, although they put up a good fight in the series. Paul Stirling will expect a similar effort from his wards in this series.
Ireland Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Gareth Delany, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little.
ZIM vs IRE Toss Prediction
These skippers will happily win the toss and field first in this game. They will be looking to restrict the opposition to a score of less than 155 runs. Most games played at this ground have been won by the teams batting first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
This game will be hosted at Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe. Ireland has won three of the four T10I games played at this venue. The surface developed at the Harare Sports Club will help the bowlers. Spinners will play a significant role in deciding the outcome of the contest.
We are expecting warm and sunny conditions for this game. The temperatures during the game will be close to 30 degrees. There is no chance of getting showers during this match. The humidity will be low; you can expect dry conditions during this game.
ZIM vs IRE Betting Tips
The hosts for this game, Zimbabwe, will be favorites to win the contest and take an early lead in the series. They have players such as Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, and Sikandar Raza on their side. Zim’s management expects their team to provide a good show with both bat and ball in their opening game. We will bet with Zimbabwe to win the contest.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Zim has a lot of good players near the top of their batting order. You can bet them to score over 68 runs in their first ten overs.
Sikandar Raza has been remarkably consistent for Zimbabwe over the last year. You can bet on him to score over 23 runs in this encounter.
The Ireland skipper is a helpful hand with the bat. You can bet on him to score over 21 runs at the top of the order.