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International Matches Ireland vs Zimbabwe

Ireland vs Zimbabwe – 3rd T20I Match Preview and Prediction

The first couple of T20 internationals were thrilling between Ireland and Zimbabwe, and the series is now tied at 1-1. The third match will likewise be relocated from Dublin to Bready, Northern Ireland. There is still a lot to play for with three games remaining.

Ireland will compete in the T20 World Cup later this year, while Zimbabwe failed to qualify. We’re sure Ireland would wish to make a statement of intent, whilst Zimbabwe would prefer to make its absence known!

On September 1, 2021, the match will be contested at Bready Cricket Club in Bready, Northern Ireland.

Match Details to Note

Match: Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I.

Date and Time: September 1, 2021, Wednesday, 07:30 PM IST.

Venue: Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Team Previews


Ireland rallied after losing the first match of the series, owing to outstanding performances by Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, and George Dockrell. The truth is that Ireland’s batting isn’t the best in the world, and it will always be dependent on the performances of its senior players.

Andrew Balbirnie hasn’t scored many runs yet, but he should do so soon. Early wickets may be devastating for Ireland, but this is not a new phenomenon. The middle-order and all-rounders aren’t the best, so a batting collapse isn’t out of the question.

Playing in front of their home crowd should give Ireland an advantage over Zimbabwe.

Ireland’s bowling assault has significantly improved in recent years. Shane Getake took three wickets in the last encounter, but he isn’t the only one to keep an eye on. On most days, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, and Simi Singh can be counted on.

Ireland T20I Squad

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie(c), George Dockrell, Harry Tector, Neil Rock(w), Shane Getkate, Simi Singh, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Benjamin White, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, William McClintock, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher

Ireland struggled in the first game but rebounded in the second. They had a terrific balance and shot in unison in the previous game. Don’t expect them to change their winning formula for the third game of the series.

Playing XI: Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Neil Rock (wk), Shane Getkate, Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Benjamin White


Zimbabwe has been patchy in the series so far, but it is far from its best. The team’s top order has not been performing to expectations, and it has had to rely on the bowling attack or lower-order batters to save the day.

This implies that players like Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, and Milton Shumba have had the biggest effect so far in the series.

We think Madhevere is a terrific batter, and Chakabva can also get runs quickly, but they haven’t been in good form this series. It may be tough for them to get runs, as it has been in the past.

Zimbabwe lacks the batting depth required to score enough runs to win consistently. Its bowling is also subpar without Blessing Muzarabani, who is out for the series.

Ryan Burl has taken five wickets so far and is Zimbabwe’s highest wicket-taker. Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, and Wellington Masakadza must stand up.

Zimbabwe T20I Squad

Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva(w), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine(c), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Tarisai Musakanda, Donald Tiripano, Blessing Muzarabani

The visitors appeared strong in the first game of the series but faltered in the second. The batters must stand up to assist the bowlers. The top-order batsmen, in particular, must contribute. Zimbabwe is also likely to deploy the same lineup that played in the series’ second game.

Playing XI: Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss prefers to bat first. The location is new, and both sides would want to know how the surface would react.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The surface at the Bready Cricket Club is fantastic. It is excellent for batting, therefore hitters should love batting on it. The ball is landing beautifully on the bat, and the track is predicted to remain true throughout the game. There have been some high-scoring games in the past, and another one is possible on Wednesday.

The weather prediction for Bready is favorable, and we should not have any delays due to rain. In terms of the pitch, reports indicate a flat, sluggish wicket with some uneven bounce. The bounds aren’t too big, but they’re also not too small.

The batsmen may have to fight hard for their runs, and anything between 140 and 150 will be difficult to chase down.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction

We’re going to wager on Ireland to win this game. It is riding high after winning the last match, and the majority of its top-order hitters are now scoring runs. The bowling attack is very strong, and it has beaten Ireland’s top order in both meetings so far.

We believe Ireland has a strong probability of winning this match.

Ireland is the favourite to win this match.