ZIM vs IRE Match Prediction: In Match 4 of the T20 World Cup 2022 Round 1 qualifiers, Zimbabwe will face Ireland at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. It will be an intense battle between these two sides with little to differentiate them.
Zimbabwe has had some inspiring performances recently, including a historic ODI win in Australia. Craig Ervine’s side can be a big threat, and they have a list of match-winners who have stepped up when necessary. While they made some decent efforts against Sri Lanka in the warm-up match, this is expected to be a much closer match.
In contrast, the Irish team has been quite settled in recent years, and the youngsters have been impressive. Despite losing to Namibia in the warm-up, they will fancy their chances against Zimbabwe.
ZIM vs IRE Match details
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Date & Time: October 17, 1:30 PM
Live Streaming: Disney plus Hotstar
ZIM vs IRE Pitch Report
Hobart’s pitch has been on the slower side, which makes it difficult for chasers to win. The skipper winning the toss will bat first due to the big boundaries and the lack of dew.
ZIM vs IRE Probable Playing XIs:
Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani
Andrew Balbernie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
ZIM vs IRE Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
He has had an impressive start to his international career so far, making him one of the brightest talents coming into the tournament. 22-year-old has played 44 T20Is, scoring 768 runs at an average of 24 with a strike rate of nearly 130. In the upcoming match against Zimbabwe, his role in the middle-order will be crucial to Ireland’s success.
Probable best bowler of the match
The bowling attack will be led by Joshua Little, who has been a sensation since his debut for Ireland. His knack for getting breakthroughs consistently has been crucial for the Irish side, as he has taken 51 wickets in 46 games at an average of 25.17.
Today’s Match Prediction: Ireland likely to win