The 1st ODI match between Ireland and Zimbabwe will be played on 8th September at the Civil Service Cricket Club on Wednesday, September 8.
Zimbabwe has registered a convincing victory in the fifth and final T20I in Northern Island to finish the five-match series with two victories. The series ended 3-2 with Ireland having already clinched it before the final game.
However, the victory in the final T20I would have provided Zimbabwe much-needed confidence ahead of the ODI series. They are currently at the 13th spot in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League standings with 10 points in their account.
Zimbabwe has a solitary win from their last six matches played so far, hence this series will be a good opportunity to grab as many points as possible. Ireland, on the other hand, will be aiming to better that record in this ODI series.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for 1st ODI of the Zimbabwe Tour of Ireland, 2021.
- Match: Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI
- Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
- Time: 3:00 PM (IST) / 10:30 AM (Local)
- Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
- Live Streaming: Fancode
It’s a friendly batting surface, where batters can make use of the conditions and even bowlers will be rewarded if they do hit the right areas. The surface doesn’t change much and hence bowling first is a good option.
IRE vs ZIM Probable Playing XI
Ireland Playing XI
Andrew Balbirnie (C), Neil Rock / Lorcan Tucker (WK), Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Josh Little, Paul Stirling.
Zimbabwe Playing XI
Craig Ervine (C), Regis Chakabva (WK), Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Dion Myers, Sean Williams, Blessing Muzarabani, Brendan Taylor, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Jongwe.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 214 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
IRE vs ZIM Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (ODI Carrer)|
|Andrew Balbirnie||2376 Runs & 2 Wickets|
|Paul Stirling||4874 Runs & 43 Wickets|
|Simi Singh||543 Runs & 34 Wickets|
|Craig Ervine||2616 Runs|
|Sean Williams||3958 Runs & 72 Wickets|
IRE vs ZIM Captaincy Picks
- Andrew Balbirnie
- Paul Stirling
- Craig Ervine
IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Regis Chakabva
- Batsmen: Craig Ervine, Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling
- All-Rounders: Sean Williams, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh
- Bowlers: Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Andy McBrine
- Captain: Andrew Balbirnie
- Vice-Captain: Craig Ervine
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Brendan Taylor
- Batsmen: Craig Ervine, Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling
- All-Rounders: Wesley Madhevere, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, George Dockrell
- Bowlers: Richard Ngarava, Luke Jongwe, Andy McBrine
- Captain: Paul Stirling
- Vice-Captain: George Dockrell
Probable Winner Of The Match
Ireland is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.