ZIM vs IRE Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 17, 2022

ZIM vs IRE Match Prediction - Oct 17, 2022

Zimbabwe and Ireland open their T20 World Cup campaign against each other. Both teams are in a tough group and have very little margin for error. Winning this match will be crucial and both teams know it. Ireland has won three out of its previous matches against Zimbabwe and seems to be rated a slight favorite by most cricket betting sites. 

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20 World Cup 2022. The match will be played at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart on the 17th of October 2022. 

ZIM vs IRE Team Previews


Zimbabwe has a very real chance of winning this match and we think it has the players with the experience necessary. Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, and Ryan Burl form a very good batting lineup. Yes, the big power hitters are absent but they have the smarts to be able to pick the twos and target the boundaries when the opportunity arrives. 

Williams and Raza are the two players that we think could make a big contribution to Zimbabwe in this match and later on in the tournament. 

The big weakness for Zimbabwe is its bowling lineup. Normally, a variety of spinners end up doing most of the work for Zimbabwe but in Australia, those spinners are not going to be very effective. Blessing Muzarabani can trouble the best batters with his pace and bounce so he is someone to keep an eye on. 


Zimbabwe Playing 11

Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani.


Ireland has made some impressive strides in T20 cricket over the last year or so but it remains its weakest format by a fair distance. The batting has some good names on paper. Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, and George Dockrell are all quite accomplished batters. 

The real threat will come from  Paul Stirling at the top of the order but Ireland does not really have the kind of batting that allows it to take a lot of risks. We think the Ireland batting can be put under pressure. 

The bowling lineup for Ireland is about as good as what Zimbabwe has. There are a couple of decent bowlers but no real match winners. 

Ireland Playing 11

Andy Balbirnie, PR Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.

ZIM vs IRE Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss will want to field first. There is a small chance of rain and that could bring DLS into play. Defending totals can also be quite tough at the Bellerive Oval.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch is flat and excellent for batting. The small outfield will allow the batters to really go at it to try and get as big a score as possible. Teams batting first will need to take risks and aim for something in the region of 170-180 at least. 

ZIM vs IRE Betting Tips

We are going to back Zimbabwe in this contest. Both teams are pretty evenly matched and so chasing the odds is the strategy here. Zimbabwe is much better value than Ireland right now.

Bet on Zimbabwe to win.

Today Match Prediction

Zimbabwe To Win the Match, 2.03

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Who will win ZIM vs IRE

Zimbabwe 66.67% (134)
Ireland 33.33% (67)
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