Ireland Vs Zimbabwe, Match Preview
While matches between two lower-ranked teams may not have much of an audience, the Cricket is no less involving. The first T20 between Ireland and Zimbabwe saw a thriller of the game with a low-score defended. With low-scoring encounters the chasing side is never out of the game and on the previous occasion they kept things steady until the final over off the match. Ireland went in to the final over needing just six runs but couldn’t get over the line. Richard Ngvara bowled a magnificent final over with two wickets and put pressure on the batters to seal the game.
The bowling from both sides was admirable but the batting wasn’t as good. Both sides struggled and the batters will be hoping to step up in the upcoming fixture. Ireland in particular has been making some strong strides and will be hoping to bounce back from this defeat in the next fixture.
Ireland Vs Zimbabwe, Team News
Both sides may look to shake up their batting as the batters struggled in the fixture. The pitch was a touch slow so it could make a case to include an extra spinner.
Ireland Vs Zimbabwe, Predicted XI
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Ben White
Zimbabwe: Wessly Madhevere, Tadinwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva, Dion Myers, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngvara
Ireland Vs Zimbabwe, Players to Watch out for
Simi Singh has been on the rise as an all-rounder and has continued the good work in the previous game. Making his debut in 2020, Simi Singh has shown the potential of what’s in store for the future. He was brilliant in the first T20I with a quick 28 in the end. His knock kept Ireland in the game and he shepherded the tail beautifully to keep things close. His bowling was also good with two wickets in the match. With some nice contributions from Simi Singh, the young player has could make a difference in the next fixture.
Chatara has been in good touch throughout 2021, bowling well against Bangladesh and also doing a fair job against Ireland. He has been economical and his pace bowling is pretty effective. With Zimbabwe fighting to get themselves back on the Cricketing map, Chatara and his pace can come as a massive boost to the side.
Ireland Vs Zimbabwe, Pitch and Conditions
The pitch for the first game was a little slow and assisted the spinners nicely. The same can be expected for the next game. With the pitch on the slower side and both teams having inexperienced batting line-ups batting first could be a better option.