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IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction | 1st T20I Match, Squads, Fantasy Team News

By David

IRE vs ZIM Dream11 1st T20I | Ireland vs Zimbabwe

After all, what happened in the ODI series, a depleted Zimbabwean side will take on Ireland in a 3 match T20I series which kick-starts from July 10 at Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast where the last 2 ODIs of the series also took place.

Both these teams have previously contested against each other in the 2014 World T20 which saw Ireland emerging victorious by 3 wickets when they chased down 163. It was the Irish opener Paul Stirling’s 60 off 34 deliveries which proved valiant in the chase.

With Zimbabwe succumbing to a complete whitewash, it won’t be an easy task for them to make a strong comeback in the T20I series.


Match Schedule

Ireland vs Zimbabwe

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast

Time: July 10, 05:00 PM


Last battle between the two teams (T20Is)

Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 3 wickets in ICC World T20 2014.


IRE vs ZIM Team News:

  • Ireland announced two different teams for the two different formats.
  • In the ODIs, William Porterfield was the in charge, whereas, in the T20Is wicket-keeper batsmen Gary Wilson will be leading the team.
  • Craig Young, Greg Thompson, Gareth Delany, Joshua Little, etc are the new face in the T20I squad.
  • Zimbabwe will be carrying the same squad in the T20Is as well.

Ireland squad to face Zimbabwe:

Gary Wilson (C), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Tyrone Kane, Josh Little, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Greg Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.

Zimbabwe squad to face Ireland:

Hamilton Masakadza (C), Kyle Jarvis, Craig Ervine, Peter Moor, Tendai Chatara, Brendan Taylor (WK), Ryan Burl, Solomon Mire, Elton Chigumbura, Donald Tiripano, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Richmond Mutumbami, Chris Mpofu, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Ainsley Ndlovu.


IRE vs ZIM Playing11 (Expected)

Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Hamilton Masakadza, Peter Moor, T Kamunhukamwe/Solomon Mire, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Donald Tiripano. (Doubt: C Mpofu)

Ireland: Garry Wilson, Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair, Shane Getkate/G Delany, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little, C Young.


Players in focus

Brendan Taylor

  • In the only meeting between these two sides, Taylor scored a brilliant 59 from 46 deliveries.
  • He has 5 T20I fifties to his name from 32 innings.

Sikandar Raza

  • Raza is definitely a handy all-rounder who can bat and bowl with the same intensity.
  • In 29 T20I innings, he has scored 403 runs with a fifty to his name and scalped 11 wickets.

Sean Williams

  • Another handy all-rounder from Zimbabwe who has better records in T20Is.
  • He has 3 T20I fifties against his name and from 28 matches he has scalped 22 wickets.

Hamilton Masakadza

  • The Zimbabwean skipper is one of the most prolific batsmen in this set-up.
  • In 60 T20I innings, he has scored 1528 runs which include 10 fifty-plus scores.

Paul Stirling

  • He is one of the most devastating openers in Ireland’s cricketing history.
  • He has scored 124 runs in his last three T20I innings at an average 41.33. His strike rate in T20Is is around 135.

Kevin O’Brien

  • The lanky all-rounder has got 2 fifty-plus scores from his last 5 T20I innings.
  • With the ball, he has scalped 58 wickets against his name from 73 T20I fixtures.

George Dockrell

  • He is the premier spinner in Ireland’s set-up.
  • He has 63 scalps to his name from 60 matches in T20Is.

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