After winning in ODI series at their home ground Ireland will now face Zimbabwe at upcoming T20 series. The first T20 match will start tomorrow at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast. Zimbabwe is pretty much hapless after losing the ODI series against the host. It will be another hard test for them against optimistic Irish team.

Zimbabwe is facing a confident Ireland in T20 series

After whitewashing Zimbabwe at ODI series, Ireland has a great chance to whitewash them in T20 series. Zimbabwe can turn around after the whitewash in ODI series although they are now in a very tricky situation to make a comeback.

  • Ireland

Ireland is very much confident to win the game against Zimbabwe. After the comprehensive win against ODI series, they get another opportunity to go ahead and clinch another series.  They will surely love to win this tournament for sure. They also have players to do this. Irish bowlers Tim Murtagh is in tremendous form and their batsmen are also on fire. Their top orders are in very good shape and they seem more balanced team.

Ireland is flying high after a comprehensive ODI series victory
Ireland is flying high after a comprehensive ODI series victory
  •  Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is looking frustrated and pitiful as they seem they’re not too much interested in playing cricket. The domestic violence in their country, continue problems at their board, lack of money and future, etc. thing put a negative impact on their mind and they’re heading nowhere. It will be interesting how they will react after getting whitewashed by them in ODI series.

Zimbabwe's situation is hapless
Zimbabwe’s situation is hapless

Weather Conditions

Weather forecasts say it will be a good day but there’s a possibility of rain during the evening time.

Pitch Conditions

The first T20 will happen in Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast. The pitch of that field is good for batsmen and seamers. There’s a higher possibility of big score and seamers will also found the turn in this pitch.

Likely XI 

Ireland – 

  • Paul Stirling,
  • James McCollum,
  • Andrew Balbirnie,
  • William Porterfield (c),
  • Kevin O Brien,
  • Lorcan Tucker (wk),
  • Shane Getkate,
  • Mark Adair,
  • Andy McBrine,
  • Tim Murtagh,
  • Boyd Rankin


  • Hamilton Masakadza (c),
  • Solomon Mire,
  • Craig Ervine,
  • Brendan Taylor (wk),
  • Sean Williams,
  • Sikandar Raza,
  • Ryan Burl,
  • Richmond Mutumbami,
  • Chris Mpofu,
  • Kyle Jarvis,
  • Tendai Chatara

Toss Prediction

The team who will win the toss maybe choose bat first as the pitch is batting friendly. Posting a big score will be a safer option.

Match Prediction

Ireland is playing more cricket than Zimbabwe in recent times. They’re more accustomed in any versions of cricket. We are predicting a win for Ireland after the comprehensive victory on ODI series.

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