Zimbabwe is scheduled to take on the mighty Irish at the Blundstone Arena. This match-up will be the fourth match of the tournament. The two teams are paired up with West Indies and Scotland in Group B for round 1 of group-stage matches.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 17th October 2022, 1:30 pm IST
- Venue: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Zimbabwe vs Ireland – Previews and Betting Tips
The last T20 series played by Zimbabwe was back in July against Bangladesh. They did end up winning the series 2-1 but haven’t had many Twenty20 games ever since. Their most recent match was a warm-up game against Sri Lanka, which they lost by 33 runs. Regardless of them being among the up-and-coming teams, they have plenty of firepower.
Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza has been in unbelievable form with the bat and has multiple runs backing him up ahead of the encounter. Following in his footsteps is Sean Williams, who has always stood up for his team. Wesley Madhevere has been of huge significance with his all-round performance, and so has been Ryan Burl. These are some of the players to look out for from Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, Ireland have been a very strong side and have made a massive impression amongst some of the biggest cricketing nations. They are coming into this tournament with a series win over Afghanistan. Prior to that, they faced a whitewash against South Africa and India but performed remarkably well and turned quite a few heads. The Irish team has a pretty balanced side, with Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, and Andrew Balbirnie taking control of the batting. While Goerge Dockrell, Curtis Campher, and Gareth Delaney have the all-around department in place. The side is too well-to-do and is certainly a strong team.
We suggest looking up their recent performances and placing your bets on the team and players accordingly. The venue is different than usual matches are played at, so ensure to know the pitch and weather conditions. Always keep in mind to do your own research. In our opinion, Ireland are the favorites to win the encounter.
Zimbabwe have a lot riding on this particular tournament. A match win will provide them with valuable points and put a statement out there. Zimbabwe will be hoping to resourcefully use the services of Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, and the list goes on. The value of having a well-balanced side is they will have plenty of depth in the batting. If the firepower goes berserk, they will have an adequate amount of bowlers to defend the total.
Squad: Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Wessely Madhevere, Blessing Muzarabani, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams
The Irish national side has plenty of firepower in their squad that can easily get them over the line. Paul Stirling has been an experienced T20 specialist, and many hopes will be riding on him. Ireland has good depth in batting. Hence they are predicted to put up a big score on the board. Their bowling lineup is more experienced and can certainly hold up the defending bit.
Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.
Also, Read >> T20 Cricket World Cup Predictor
Pitch and weather Conditions
Scattered showers are a possibility as the weather forecast has predicted 50% precipitation during match-day hours. There seems to be a slight possibility of delay in match timings, but the forecast predicts the sky to clear out during the commencement hour. Humidity lies at 64%, while the temperature is set to fluctuate between 8 and 12 degrees.
Talking about the pitch conditions, the wicket is a batting paradise and has always been a high-scoring venue. However, teams have always preferred chasing here, and some of the biggest run-chases have come at this very venue.
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Zimbabwe to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Zimbabwe||Craig Ervine||3.75||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Ireland||1.85||Check Odds on Crickex|