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IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 5th T20I, Zimbabwe tour of Ireland, 2021.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe will be played in the 5th T20I at the Bready Cricket Club, Northern Ireland.

IRE vs ZIM 5th T20I Match Preview


They have sealed the series after winning three back-to-back games at their backyard. They might look to try out some new combinations in the last game before the ODI series.

A Good Sign for them is that their key batter Kevin O’Brien is back in form after some quiet performances in the last series. He scored 47 runs in the last game and has scored 141 runs in total in this series.

Paul Stirling has been the highest run-scorer with 215 runs including a marvelous hundred in the 3rd game. With the ball, Shane Getkate has been the highest wicket-taker with 8 wickets under his name.

Mark Adair was the pick from the bowlers in the last game as he picked up 4 wickets in his 4 overs. All the players have played their role very well in this series and will look to continue the same in the last game as well.


They have already lost the series but will look to go into the ODI series with a win in the last game. Their batting and bowling both struggled to get going in this series and they surely missed their star batter Brendan Taylor in this series.

Ryan Burl has been fantastic for them both with the ball and bat in this series. He did not play the last game. Wellington Masakadza bowled very well in the last game and picked up 2 wickets.

With the bat, their skipper Craig Ervine played a good knock of 28 runs but did not get support from the other end. They will look to win the last game and go ahead in the ODI series with some positivity. 

IRE vs ZIM Match Details

Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 5th T20I, Zimbabwe tour of Ireland, 2021

Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Northern Ireland

Date: 4th September 2021

Time: 7:30 PM IST

IRE vs ZIM Weather Report

The Weather forecast says 50% chance of rain on 4th September but is likely to get clear at match time.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Pitch Condition

Average total score: 144

Average 1st innings score: 163

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The same pitch was used in the last game and it looked very good to bat on. Bowlers can also get good help with their variations. A high-scoring encounter can be seen in this game if Ireland bat first.

IRE vs ZIM Head-to-Head Record

Match Played: 7

IRE Won: 5

ZIM Won: 2

Tied: 0

No Results: 0

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IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team News


  • They have already won the series and make some changes in the playing XI.


  • They are playing without their senior players, if they are available they will come into the XI.
  • Ryan Burl who missed the last game due to ankle injury unlikely to play this match.

IRE vs ZIM Probable Playing XI


Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Shane Getkate, William McClintock/Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Neil Rock (WK), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy/Joshua Little, Craig Young.


Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chkabva (WK), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (C), Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, Muzarabani, Richard Ngavara.

Top Picks for IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction


Paul Stirling:

(1 M, 215 R, 41 A)

Stirling will open the innings and can also bowl an over or two with the ball. He has been the highest run-scorer in this series with 215 runs under his name and is a perfect choice for C and VC in IRE vs ZIM Dream11 team.

Shane Getkate:

(4 M, 14 O, 8 W)

Getkate is the highest wicket-taker in this series and has picked up 8 wickets from his 4 games and is another good option for C and VC.

Mark Adair:

(2 M, 8 O, 7 W)

He has played only two games in this series and has been brilliant with the ball. Adair picked up 4 wickets in the last game and is a good choice for C and VC.

Andrew Balbirnie:

(4 M, 78 R, 19 A)

He is the captain of the team and will bat at No 3. Balbirnie has not looked at his best in this series but is a very talented player. He scored 36 runs in the last game.

Kevin O Brien:

(4 M, 141 R, 35 A)

He is back to form in this series. Kevin batted very well in the last game and scored 47 runs and has a total of 141 runs under his belt in this series.

Simi Singh:

(4 M, 28 R, 28 A + 16 O, 5 W)

He is another very good all-rounder from the team and has been in very good form lately. Singh has been average in this series. He picked up one wicket in the last game.

Craig Young:

(3 M, 12 O, 3 W)

He is a very experienced fast bowler and will bowl with the new ball. Young bowled decently in the last game and picked up 1 wicket.


Wesley Madhevere:

(4 M, 41 R, 10 A + 4 O, 0 W)

He will open the innings with the bat and will bowl 2-3 overs with the bowl. Madhevere went wicketless with the bowl and scored 6 runs with the bat in the last game.

Blessing Muzarabani:

(1 M, 4 O, 0 W)

He is one of the best bowlers on the team. Muzarabani went wicketless in the last game but is a very talented bowler and is a must-have pick.

Regis Chakabva:

(4 M, 75 R, 25 A)

He will do the keeping duties for his team and bat at No 3 and is a very aggressive batter. Chakabva managed to score just 11 runs in the last game.

Luke Jongwe:

(4 M, 15 O, 4 W)

Jongwe is a right-arm medium pacer and has been consistently picking wickets for his team. He will bowl in the middle overs and death and picked up one wicket in the last game.

Ryan Burl:

(3 M, 65 R, 22 A + 12 O, 6 W)

Burl has been excellent for his team so far in the series and is also one of the highest wicket-taker in this series. He did not play the last game.

IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction

R Chakavba

P Stirling (Vc), A Balbirnie, K O’brien

W Madhevere, Simi Singh, S Getkate (C)

M Adair, L Jongwe, C Young, W Masakadza

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Paul Stirling
  • S Getkate
  • Mark Adair
  • Ryan Burl (if plays)

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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