Zimbabwe vs Ireland: Zimbabwe will be up against Ireland in the fourth match of the Group Stage in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on 17th October 2022 at Blundstone Arena. With much-improved performances this year, both teams are strong enough to compete in the Group Stage for Super 12.
Match: Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20 4 of 45.
Date: 17th October 2022.
Time: 01:30 AM IST.
Venue: Blundstone Arena.
Pitch Condition: The fourth T20 Group stage match will be played at Blundstone Arena. The pitch here is shown low and slow wickets in recent times. The playing strip normally flattens out as the game progresses. Teams prefer to chase here as the pitch often gets better and settled as the match progresses. Spinners are a little less effective compared to pacers. The average first innings score will be 180 compared with the 3 T20Is played so far.
Zimbabwe vs Ireland – The Squad
Zimbabwe:Regis Chakabva(w), Craig Ervine(c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tony Munyonga, Clive Madande.
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Stephen Doheny, Simi Singh, Conor Olphert, Graham Hume, Fionn Hand.
Zimbabwe vs Ireland – Team Performance in the Past Matches
It’s now time for the 4th match of the big tournament and Ireland and Zimbabwe squads will fight each other for their first match in the tournament. As the two-time champions, West Indies belongs to the same group (Group B), this game will be a must-win for both as only two can progress further to the next stage.
Ireland was knocked out in the 1st round in the previous edition of the World Cup. But their recent form is very promising. Although they didn’t win over the big teams like India and New Zealand in the recent matches, they were good opponents for the teams. Batting is the strength of the Irish side. Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie as all-rounders and Harry Tector and George Dockrell as openers can add another dimension to the game. But the somewhat weak bowling line-up is a concern for them.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe is coming to the tournament after missing out on the last edition. They showed better performance in the year 2022, reaching close to India in one of the ODIs and beating Australia in an ODI game. This will give them the confidence to play for the big league. Moreover, they have lost only one game in their last 8 T20I matches.
Zimbabwe vs Ireland – Face to Face
Zimbabwe and Ireland have faced each other in 8 T20I matches. Out of these 8 games, Zimbabwe has won 3 times whereas Ireland has come out victorious 5 times.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Lorcan Tucker.
Batsmen: Harry Tector, Paul Stirling, Craig Ervine.
All-Rounders: Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Curtis Campher, Wesley Madhevere.
Bowlers: Josh Little, Mark Adair, Brad Evans.
Captain: Harry Tector.
Vice-Captain: Josh Little.
Wicket-Keeper: Lorcan Tucker
Batsmen: Harry Tector, Paul Stirling, Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl
All-rounders: Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Curtis Campher
Bowlers: Josh Little, Mark Adair, Brad Evans
Captain: Sikandar Raza.
Vice-Captain: Paul Stirling.
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