The script has played out exactly as predicted; with Ireland Women taking an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series. The visitors won the last game by 8 wickets thanks to a clinical performance. They have dominated with the bat in the last two games and will look to continue that trend.
Zimbabwe Women’s inexperience has been on display in the last two games, with the majority of their batters going out with poor shots. They would need to address this issue before the game. Ireland Women currently have their tales up and would like to make it 3-1, but it remains to be seen if the hosts can surprise them.
Match Details to Note
Match: Zimbabwe Women vs Ireland Women, 4th ODI, Ireland Women tour of Zimbabwe, 2021
Date: Monday, October 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Zimbabwe Women vs Ireland Women Team Previews
Mary-Anne Musonda’s team is showing signs of inexperience as they suffer their second consecutive loss in the series. Their bowling has been shredded, and their batting has also shown signs of frailty. Musonda would like to win the final game of the series and tie the series at 2-2, which would be a good performance for the side in their debut series.
Openers Modester Mupachikwa and Chiedza Dhururu are out of form, and the team would like them to get off to a good start in this game. In the middle order, Mary-Anne Musonda would anchor the side and form alliances with Josephine Nkomo and Precious Marange. The side has batting strength in Loren Tshuma and Audrey Mazvishaya.
Josephine Nkomo has performed admirably with the ball, and she and Precious Marange will need to take early wickets in this game. Esther Mbofana will also have to maintain a tight line and length in the middle overs. In this game, the team would also like to see strong bowling from Audrey Mazvishaya, Loren Tshuma, and Tasmeen Granger.
Zimbabwe Women ODI Squad
Modester Mupachikwa (wk), Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Chiedza Dhururu, Ashley Ndiraya, Josephine Nkomo, Precious Marange, Loren Tshuma, Nyasha Gwanzura, Tasmeen Granger, Audrey Mazvishaya, Esther Mbofana, Pellagia Mujaji, Nomvelo Sibanda, Francisca Chipare, Loryn Phiri
Predicted XI: Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Chiedza Dhururu, Modester Mupachikwa (wk), Ashley Ndiraya, Nyasha Gwanzura, Josephine Nkomo, Precious Marange, Loren Tshuma, Tasmeen Granger, Audrey Mazvishaya, Esther Mbofana
Laura Delany would be very pleased with the way her team has performed in the last two games. Their players put in a clinical performance, as they won by large margins. The team has momentum on its side, and Delany would like to capitalise on it and win the series 3-1.
Leah Paul and Gaby Lewis have combined for over 300 runs in the last two games, and they will look to get off to a good start here. With players like Amy Hunter, Orla Prendergast, and Laura Delany in the middle order, the side has a lot of experience. The side has good firepower in this department, with Shauna Kavanagh and Mary Waldron down the order.
Jane Maguire and Paul have troubled the Zimbabwean side thus far in the series, and a similar performance is expected from them in this game. Celeste Raack impressed with her good bowling in the previous game, and a similar effort is expected from her this time. Delany, Cara Murray, and Georgina Dempsey are rounding out the attack.
Ireland Women ODI Squad
Laura Delany (c), Mary Waldron (wk), Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Amy Hunter, Orla Prendergast, Shauna Kavanagh, Georgina Dempsey, Celeste Raack, Cara Murray, Jane Maguire, Zara Craig, Sarah Forbes, Rebecca Stokell, Sophie MacMahon
Predicted XI: Laura Delany (c), Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Orla Prendergast, Mary Waldron (wk), Georgina Dempsey, Celeste Raack, Cara Murray, Jane Maguire
Zimbabwe Women vs Ireland Women Toss Prediction
We’ve seen early assistance for bowlers in the last two games, but the conditions have eased as the game progresses, allowing batters to play their natural strokes. As a result, we anticipate that the team that wins the toss in this game will have no hesitation in opting to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at Harare Sports Club is slow, but batters who have spent time at the crease in the past have scored runs. The outfield is quite large here, and the wicket does help the fast bowlers early in the game. Spinners have enjoyed bowling here because the track’s slowness helps them.
On October 11, the sky over Harare would be clear, providing ideal conditions for a game of cricket. The surface is expected to be good for batting, resulting in a high-scoring game. To win here, the team batting first would need to score 270 runs.
Zimbabwe Women vs Ireland Women Match Prediction
Zimbabwe Women would be under pressure, and their inexperience has shown in their approach to batting in the last two games. They must break free from the T20 mindset and adapt to the demands of the game. Ireland Women, on the other hand, appear to be in great form, making them favourites to win here.
Ireland Women is the favorites to beat Zimbabwe Women at the odds of 1.45.
- Team Ireland Women have won their last two games by landslides, and they will look to continue their winning ways here.
- Ireland Women openers Leah Paul and Gaby Lewis have combined for more than 300 runs in the last two games.
- Zimbabwe Women are overly reliant on their captain, Mary-Anne Musonda, to perform well with the bat.