While the Zimbabwe Cricket board is in a crisis, the team’s performance on the field has been the same as they lost every one of the five ODIs on their tour through Europe. They turned into the first full-part country to lose a multi-match ODI series against the Netherlands and later got whitewashed by Ireland in the 3-match series. The main positive from this visit for Zimbabwe has been the Super Over win against the Dutch in the T20I.
After achieving a clean sweep against Zimbabwe in the three-match One Day Internationals, Ireland would plan to proceed with their superb form when they play the first of the three games in the T20 designs against the visitors.
Over the most recent One Day Internationals, thanks to another match-winning performance, Tim Murtagh tore through the Zimbabwean side taking 3 wickets for 39 runs. The visitors from Africa posted 190 runs on the board, a score the Irish side move beyond in simply 41.2 overs. McCollum scored 54, Porterfield 49 and Kevin O Brien looked swift in his 35.
Ireland Vs Zimbabwe (IRE versus ZIM) Match details
Where: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast, Northern Ireland
When: 10th July, 12:30 PM IST
Suggested Dream11 team for Ireland Vs Zimbabwe
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Shane Getkate, Gary Wilson(w/c), Tyrone Kane, Kevin O Brien, Joshua Little, Greg Thompson, Gareth Delany, Boyd Rankin, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Mark Adair
Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza(c), Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor(w), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire, Richmond Mutumbami, Kyle Jarvis, Chris Mpofu, Tendai Chatara, Peter Moor, Donald Tiripano, Ainsley Ndlovu, Elton Chigumbura, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe
Predicted XI for IRE vs ZIM
Ireland: Gary Wilson (c), Boyd Rankin, Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling, Shane Getkate, Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany/Tyrone Kane, Joshua Little, George Dockrell
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams, Kyle Jarvis, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Ryan Burl, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire