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IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team | 1st T20 | Ireland vs Zimbabwe | Fantasy team, Playing 11, Preview

By Savya Sachi

Well after compelling Zimbabwe to bend on their knees in all the three ODI’s, Ireland would be hoping to showcase the same sort of performance when they meet this opposition in 1st of the three T20 matches at Belfast on Wednesday.

Talking about Ireland’s performance in the last three encounters against Zimbabwe, you can clearly see that Ireland kept on improving in each and every match and this momentum would act as an advantage in the upcoming T20 fixture.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe would be disappointed after such shameful performance from their players and now they would come well preprepared for the three T20 games coming their way against the same opponent. Every player in the team must contribute something valuable to raise their chances of winning the match at any point.

When and Where:

Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20 Match

10th July 2019, 5:00 AM IST

Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast

Pitch Report:

The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting and the new ball is expected to swing as we saw in the previous ODI matches. Weather is expected to have little rain with a gentle breeze.

The side winning the toss would be looking forward to bowl here first to restrict the opposition in mere. The average score at the venue is around 120 runs.

Avg 1st inn score: 106
Avg 2nd inn score: 102
Highest Total: 190/5 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE
Lowest Total: 53/10 (14.3 Ov) by NEP vs IRE
Highest Chased: 141/8 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE
Lowest Defended: 43/7 (9 Ov) by IRE vs BER

Last Three ODI results:

Zimbabwe (254/9) lost to Ireland (258/6) by four wickets.

Zimbabwe (237/9) lost to Ireland (242/9) by five wickets

Zimbabwe(190/10) lost to Ireland(191/4) by six wickets

IRE vs ZIM team news:

  • Ireland has released their T20 squad against Zimbabwe.
  • Wicket-keeper batsmen Gary Wilson will be leading the Team Ireland in the T20 format.
  • Craig Young, Greg Thompson, Gareth Delany, Joshua Little, etc are the new face in the T20I squad.
  • Team Zimbabwe will come up with the same squad which they played in the ODIs.
  • Hamilton Masakadza will be leading the Zimbabwe side.

Players vs Players T20 stat (Ireland vs Zimbabwe)

1) Brendan Taylor vs G Dockrell

Balls- 16

Runs- 13

Wicket- 1

2) H Maskadza vs A Mcbrine


Runs- 0

Out- 1

3) Sean Williams vs A Mcbrine

Balls- 7

Runs- 14

out- 1

4) Paul Stirling vs T Chatara

balls- 5

Runs- 9

out- 1

Kevin O Brien vs Tendai Chatara

Balls- 14

Runs- 12

out- 2



Gary Wilson (Captain), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Tyrone Kane, Josh Little, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Greg Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.


Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami, Craig Ervine, Solomon Mire, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Kyle Jarvis

Probable playing 11:


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


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

IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Team Prediction

Fantasy picks from Zimbabwe:

Brendan Taylor has scored a brilliant 59 from 46 deliveries in just one game against this opposition. He has scored 5 T20 fifties in 32 innings for Ireland.

Skipper Hamilton Masakadza has got 1528 runs in60 T20I innings including 10 50+ scores.

Sikandar Raza is a skillful all-rounder as in 29 T20I innings, he has scored 403 runs with a fifty along with 11 wickets in his team.

Sean Williams is another lethal all-rounder with 3 T20I fifties along with 22 wickets in 28 matches.

Fantasy picks from Ireland:

Paul Stirling has been a most consistent performer for Ireland and this last three T20 innings stats that he has scored 124 runs in his last three T20 innings at an average of 41.33.

George Dockrell is the most consistent bowler for Ireland as he has bagged 63 wickets in 60 T20 matches.

Kevin O’Brien is capable of turning things around with the bat as well as with the ball. He has got 2 fifty plus scores from his last 5 T20I innings.
Also, 58 wickets against his name from 73 T20I encounters.

Wicket keeper: B Taylor

Batsmen: K O’Brien, P Stirling, A Balbirnie, H Masakadza,

All-rounder: M Adair, S Gekate, S Raza

Bowlers: B Rankin, T Chatara, K Jarvis

Captain and Vice-Captain: K O’Brien & S Raza

Wicket keeper: B Taylor

Batsmen: K O’Brien, P Stirling, A Balbirnie, H Masakadza,

All-rounder: M Adair, S Gekate, S Raza

Bowlers: B Rankin, T Chatara, K Jarvis

Captain and vice-captain: B Taylor, B rRankin

Savya Sachi

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life - B J King

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