IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction | 1st ODI | Player Stats

IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips for the 1st ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Ireland, 2021.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe will be played in the 1st ODI at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.

IRE vs ZIM 1st ODI Match Preview

Ireland

After the T20I series, Ireland will be hosting a 3-match ODI series. They played brilliantly in the T20I series and won the series by 3-2.

This series does not have much importance for either team and will look to test some new players who are yet to play a game.

Paul Stirling was brilliant in the T20I series and is in red hot form with the bat. Andrew Balbirnie, who was average in the T20I series will be a player to watch out for in this series.

With the ball, Craig Young along with Barry McCarthy and Mark Adair will be the key bowlers. Simi Singh will be their key spinner. They will look to continue their good form from the T20s to the ODIs.

Zimbabwe

They will head into the ODI series with a win in the last game. Their senior pros were in the squad for the T20 series but for some reason did not play any games. If they are available they will play.

They have improved a lot with both bat and ball and will look to at least win the ODI series and end the tour on a high.

They lost their last series against Bangladesh but was surely great learning for the group. Wesley Madhavere, who was very poor in the T20I series, can be a player to watch for in the ODI series.

With the bat, Craig Ervine and Ryan Burl will handle the middle order whereas Sikander Raza will be their finisher. With the ball, Blessing Muzarabani will be their key pacer along with Luke Jongwe. Ryan Burl and Madhavere will be their key spinners.

IRE vs ZIM Match Details

Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Zimbabwe tour of Ireland, 2021

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast 

Date: 8th September 2021

Time: 3:00 PM IST

IRE vs ZIM Weather Report

The Weather forecast looks very good as of now and a full game of cricket can be expected without any rain delay

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Pitch Condition

Average total score: 194

Average 1st innings score: 214

The pitch in Belfast is expected to be a balanced wicket. The venue has not seen many high-scoring games in recent times and the chasing team has won 14 games at the venue. Winning the toss and bowling first would be ideal.

IRE vs ZIM Head-to-Head Record

Match Played: 13

IRE Won: 6

ZIM Won: 6

Tied: 1

No Results: 0

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IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team News

IRE:

  • William Poterfield will be the new addition in the team and will open the innings.
  • Curtis Campher was ruled out of Ireland’s ODI squad after suffering an injury in the first T20I match. Shane Getkate was named as Campher’s replacement.

ZIM:

  • They played without their senior players in the T20I series if they are available they will play.

IRE vs ZIM Probable Playing XI

Ireland:

Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie (C), George Dockrell, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (Wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Craig Young.

Zimbabwe:

Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Brendan Taylor, Dion Myers, Regis Chkabva (WK), Craig Ervine (C), Sean Williams/Milton Shumba, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, B Muzarabani, Richard Ngavara.

Top Picks for IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction

Ireland:

Paul Stirling:

(130 M, 4874 R, 38 A + 402 O, 43 W)

Stirling will open the innings and can also bowl an over or two with the ball. He was brilliant in the T20I series and will look to continue his good form and is a perfect choice for C and VC in IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction.

Andrew Balbirnie:

(80 M, 2376 R, 32 A)

He is the captain of the team and will bat at No 3. Balbirnie looked average in the T20I series but has some very good numbers in this format and will be a player to watch out for.

Mark Adair:

(18 M, 132 O, 19 W)

He played the last two T20Is and was excellent with the ball. Adair will bowl with the new ball and will be crucial in this series.

Craig Young:

(28 M, 228 O, 46 W)

He is a very experienced fast bowler and will bowl with the new ball and in the death. Young bowled perfectly in the T20I series and is another good choice for C and VC.

Simi Singh:

(30 M, 543 R, 24 A + 217 O, 34 W)

He is another very good all-rounder from the team and has been in very good form lately. Singh bowled decently in the T20I series and can also score some handy runs with the bat and is another top pick for the game.

Joshua Little:

(13 M, 110 O, 23 W)

Little will bowl in the middle and death overs. He can pick up wickets in the bunch and will be played to watch out for in this series.

George Dockrell:

(93 M, 691 R, 17 A + 718 O, 90 W)

He was average in the T20I series but will be crucial in this series. Dockrell will bat in the middle order and will also bowl 6-10 overs with the ball. He can be a trump card in this game.

Zimbabwe:

Wesley Madhevere:

(9 M, 295 R, 32 A + 55 O, 5 W)

He will open the innings with the bat and will bowl 6-10 overs with the bowl. Madhevere went wicketless in the T20I series but has been excellent in this format and is also a good choice for C and VC in IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team.

Ryan Burl:

(20 M, 308 R, 22 A + 43 O, 7 W)

Burl has been excellent in the T20I series both with the bat and ball and will look to continue his good form. He will bat in the lower middle-order and also bowl 6-10 overs with the ball and is a perfect choice for C and VC.

Luke Jongwe:

(25 M, 167 O, 31 W)

Jongwe is a right-arm medium pacer and has been consistently picking wickets for his team in this format. He will bowl after the powerplay and will be a crucial player for them

Blessing Muzarabani:

(24 M, 185 O, 28 W)

He is one of the best bowlers on the team. Muzarabani played only two games in the T20 series. He will bowl with the new ball and in the death and is a must-have pick.

Craig Ervine:

(96 M, 2616 R, 31 A)

He looked in a very good form in the T20 series and will look to continue the same. Ervine will bat in the middle order and will look to stabilize the innings.

Regis Chakabva:

(44 M, 810 R, 20 A)

He will do the keeping duties for his team and bat at No 3 and is a very aggressive batter. Chakabva looked decent in the T20I series but will be their key man in this series.

IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-Keepers:
R Chakabva

Batsmen:
P Stirling, A Balbirnie, C Ervine

All-Rounders:
M Adair (C), Simi Singh (Vc), W Madhevere, R Burl

Bowlers:
L Jongwe, J Little, B Muzarabani

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Paul Stirling
  • Wesley Madhevere
  • Mark Adair
  • Ryan Burl

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We will update the final Dream11 Team on Telegram Channel.

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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