ZIM vs IRE Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 23, 2023

ZIM vs IRE Match Prediction - Jan 23, 2023

Tournament: Ireland tour of Zimbabwe, 2023.

Date: January 23, 2023.

Format: One day

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Time: 07:15

With the one-day series being level at one game all, Ireland and Zimbabwe will go up against each other for the 3rd and final ODI between the two countries at the Harare Sports Club ground on Monday. The hosts Zim went one up in the series initially with a close 3-wicket victory on Wednesday before the Irish team staging a comeback in the second game coming out on top with a 46-run win on Saturday. Read on for betting tips, pitch reports, and weather reports for this game. 

It was a bit of a surprise to see Zim making 3 changes to their side for the game on Saturday. A victory here would have given them a series win. Without their skipper Craig Ervine at the helm, they did not appear to be a good team. Ireland succeeded in putting an end to the run of defeats they were facing in the ODIs. They will now go to this match with high hopes of retaining the series win. They have every reason to feel confident about a win.  

ZIM vs IRE Team Previews


There were 3 changes made to the Zim side ahead of their second game on Saturday in the one-day series against Ireland. They brought in Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tendai Chatara, and Chamu Chibhabha on the side. Chatara replaced the injured skipper, Craig Ervine. The other players that were replaced were Wellington Masakadza and Wesley Madhevere. The skipper Craig Irvine is likely to miss this one day as well and, in his absence, Sikandar Raza will be leading the Zim side.

One of the key players for the Zim side is Gary Ballance. This left-handed batsman formerly from England hit a half-century in the last game played by Zimbabwe. He will be keen to hit more fours in this match after scoring just 2 during a half-century. Sikandar Raza is a top all-rounder and a great player. He is unlikely to be affected by the captaincy. He is quite capable of winning the remaining one-day international single-handedly either with the bat or with the ball. A 31-year-old right-arm fast-medium bowler is playing on the team called Tendai Chatara.

Chatara opened the bowling for Zimbabwe but succeeded in picking wickets later on. He took the wickets of George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, and Harry Tector in the game on Saturday. The winning run from Zimbabwe in the one-day matches came to an end after their couple of wins over Ireland and Australia. Ryan Burl is another key all-rounder for the Zimbabwean outfit. He has scored 181 runs in his last 8 appearances for Zimbabwe with an average of 25.86 and has also picked up 9 wickets in 8 matches with a strike rate of 16.66.

Zimbabwe Playing 11

Innocent Kaia, Chamu Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Brandon Mavuta, Richard Ngarava.


Ireland will not be looking to make any changes to their side after an unexpected win on Saturday. This win in the second match was achieved ahead of the addition of Murray Commins getting into the team ahead of Andy Balbirnie. Balbirnie had to miss the game because of a concussion and is also likely to miss this match. You can expect an unchanged eleven for this game on Monday. The stand-in skipper for Ireland on Saturday was Paul Stirling who hit 45 runs from 61 balls on the 2nd one day. 

When the opener tried to up the run rate for Ireland, he, unfortunately, lost the wicket. He also is a batsman that is feared by other teams. Harry Tector is in the middle of a terrific run in the one-day internationals. He hit 8 fours in his innings on Saturday and has an overall average of 53.55 in this format of the game. Josh Little is a 23-year-old fast bowler who picked up the player of the match award on Saturday. He will be relishing the thought of getting another chance of using the same batsmen on the same surface.

With a win on Saturday, Ireland succeeded in ending a run of 4 consecutive defeats and it was an emphatic victory on Saturday. Harry Tector has scored 628 runs in his last 10 matches for Ireland with an average of 89.71 and a strike rate of 90.35. A bowler that is doing a good job for Ireland is Andy McBrine who has picked up 15 wickets from 10 matches with a strike rate of 31.60. He is also bowling with a good economy rate of 4.56. Josh Little has picked up 14 wickets in his last 10 games for Ireland with a strike rate of 32.14.

Ireland Playing 11

Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Murray Commins, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little.

ZIM vs IRE Toss Prediction

Zimbabwe was fortunate enough in the last couple of games to win the toss. Even though Ireland managed to win the game by batting first on Saturday, you can expect both captains to take to the field first in this game if they win the toss.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The surface on offer at the Harare Sports Club ground has been an inconsistent one throughout the series. Yet you can expect the team batting first to score more than 300 runs at an average. There will be some good pace and bounce in the wicket and also some turn-on offer. But all-in-all the batters will enjoy the conditions more.

You can expect temperatures in the region of 25 degrees for this game. You will get conditions that are most likely to be cloudy and you may get thunderstorms during the game. You can also expect west-north-west winds of close to 9 km/hr during the match. The faster bowlers might get more swing in these conditions with overcast skies.

ZIM vs IRE Betting Tips

If you consider the head-to-head between these two sides, none of the teams has succeeded in dominating the other in the ODIs. In the 17 ODI games played between Ireland and Zimbabwe, both teams have won 8 each. But Ireland has won 3 out of the last 4 matches between the two sides. We have seen some competitive cricket so far in the series and you can pretty much rest assured that we will have a classic finale on Monday. The weather for this match is likely to be dodgy and some rain interruptions are possible. So, the D/L equation also may come into play. There is a distinct possibility of having a see-saw battle that could go either way. But Zimbabwe has more experience in these kinds of matches and we will bet with Zim to win the game and take the series.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Gary Ballance to score more than 31 runs in the match.



Gary Ballance has been one of the better batters in recent matches for Zim. You can bet on Ballance to score more than 31 runs in the match.

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    Paul Stirling to score more than 28 runs in the game.



Paul Stirling is a good batter and has scored runs consistently in the past. You can bet on him to score runs again in this game.

  1. Betway


    Joshua Little is to emerge as the top bowler for Ireland.



Joshua Little is a fast bowler and if we get overcast conditions, he may be able to extract some life from the track. You can expect him to become the top bowler for Ireland.

Today Match Prediction

Zimbabwe To Win the Match, 1.69

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Who will win ZIM vs IRE

Zimbabwe 72.73% (96)
Ireland 27.27% (36)
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