IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: 2nd T20I

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IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: 2nd T20I

After a wash-out in the first T20I, Ireland and Zimbabwe will meet at Bready Cricket Club in the second encounter of three-match T20I series. We will provide IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.

Team Ireland has dominated Zimbabwe and clean sweep the ODI series. They have performed well in recent times and will give a tough challenge to Zimbabwe. They have a solid batting order led by Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie along with quality all-rounders in the form of Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair, and Shane Getkake. Their bowling department also has enough firepower and the onus will be on Boyd Rankin and George Dockrell to restrict Zimbabwe. They will be eager to continue the momentum and defeat Zimbabwe in the second T20I.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe has failed to perform recently and have lost series to Netherlands and Ireland. They have quite a strong squad but have not been able to perform in unison. Skipper Masakadza along with Solomon Mire will expect to give a good start to the team and then hope for good performances from experienced Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Williams, and Raza. Their pace department led by Kyle Jarvis, Mpofu and Chatara are also not at their lethal best but will be determined to put their best show in T20I series.

A good contest can be expected between both teams.

When and Where:

IRE vs ZIM, 2nd T20I, Zimbabwe tour of Ireland, 2019.
Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland.
08:30 PM, 12th July 2019.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 160
Average 2nd innings score:133

Pitch will be neutral supporting batsmen and pacers. In the first ODI played here, 254 was successfully chased by Ireland. Pacers took 12 of the 13 wickets.


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

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

Team News:


Tim Murtagh, James McCollum, and Andy McBrine are not a part of T20I squad.

Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling will open the innings. Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker and Gary Wilson will follow them.

Shane Getkate, Mark Adair, Greg Thompson, and G Dockrell will play the role of an allrounder. Kevin O’Brien can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.

Boyd Rankin will spearhead the pace attack along with Shane Getkate and Mark Adair. Anyone among Joshua Little or C Young will support them. George Dockrell and Greg Thompson will handle the spin department along with Stirling.


They have declared unchanged squad for T20I series.

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Hamilton Masakadza and Solomon Mire can open the innings. Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, and Peter Moor will follow them.

Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl will play the role of an allrounder. Solomon Mire can also bowl a few overs of medium pace.

Kyle Jarvis and C Mpofu will lead the pace attack along with anyone of Tiripano/Chatara. Sean Williams, S Raza and Ryan Burl will handle the spin attack.

The team can give a chance to Elton Chigumbura or Richmond Mutumbami in place of Peter Moor.

Probable Playing XI:

Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, L Tucker, G Wilson (wk/c), Shane Getkate, Mark Adair, G Thompson, G Dockrell, J Little/C Young, Boyd Rankin.

Hamilton Masakadza (c), S Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor (wk), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Ryan Burl, D Tiripano/T Chatara, Kyle Jarvis, C Mpofu.

The team can open with Brendan Taylor and demote Solomon Mire in the batting order.

Key Players:

Wicket-Keeper for IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Brendan Taylor, Lorcan Tucker, and Gary Wilson.

Brendan Taylor is the most experienced batsmen from Zimbabwe but failed miserably in the ODI series. He will be eager to score big tomorrow. He scored 40 runs in his last T20I against the Netherlands.

Lorcan Tucker is a young and talented Irish batsman. He made handy contributions with the bat in ODI series.

Skipper Gary Wilson is a talented and experienced player. He has performed well in limited chances. He comes down in the batting order.

Batsmen for ZIM vs IRE Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Paul Stirling, A Balbirnie, Craig Ervine, Kevin O’Brien, H Masakadza and Solomon Mire.

Paul Stirling is an attacking opening batsman and has scored plenty of runs for Ireland and in county cricket. He scored 141 runs in three ODI’s and can also spin the ball if needed.

Andrew Balbirnie has performed brilliantly in the last two years and is an attacking batsman. He generally plays big knock if set and will be eager to score big tomorrow. He is a must pick in ZIM vs IRE Dream11 team.

Craig Ervine is a technically strong batsman and has performed well in the last two series. He scored 156 runs in three-match ODI series.

Kevin O’Brien is an attacking batsman and can play big shots. He will open for Ireland and will be a must-pick in batting category. He does not bowl much in recent times.

Skipper Hamilton Masakadza has lost his form and failed to perform from last one year. He is in very poor form.

Solomon Mire is a very attacking batsman and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. His recent form is also poor.

All-rounders Zimbabwe vs Ireland Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Mark Adair, Shane Getkate

Sean Williams is the best allrounder among all associate teams and performs brilliantly with the bat as well as the ball. He scored 153 runs and took three scalps in ODI series.

Sikandar Raza is a talented allrounder and is more effective in the T20I format. He can play attacking cameos with bat and will bowl four overs of spin.

Mark Adair is an exciting Irish allrounder and has performed brilliantly for his team. He took six scalps in three ODI’s. He will both in death overs.

Shane Getkake has also performed well in recent times. He also took six wickets in ODI series.

Other Options: Ryan Burl

Ryan Burl is a talented allrounder but doesn’t get enough chances with the bat as well as the bowl.

Bowlers for Ireland vs Zimbabwe Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Boyd Rankin, G Dockrell, Kyle Jarvis, and C Mpofu

Boyd Rankin is a lethal pacer and will spearhead Irish pace attack. He took three scalps in ODI series and is a must pick in IRE vs ZIM Dream11 team.

George Dockrell is a talented allrounder and will hope to make a strong comeback after a dip in form. He can be handy with the bat also.

Pacer Kyle Jarvis has not performed as per expectations in recent times. He will be the key pacer for Zimbabwe and took three scalps in ODI Series.

Chris Mpofu is generally preferred inT20I format and can be a good pick tomorrow.

IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction:

Team Updated

B Taylor(wk)
P Stirling (Vc)
K O’Brien/A Balbirnie
C Ervine
M Adair
Sean Williams (C)
S Getkate
S Raza
T Chatara
K Jarvis
C Young

Captain and Vc Choices: Sean Williams, Brendan Taylor, Paul Stirling, A Balbirnie, Sikandar Raza, Kevin O’Brien, G Dockrell, Mark Adair, Shane Getkake.

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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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