After being crushed down by Ireland in the 1st ODI by 4 wickets, Zimbabwe would be looking forward to winning the next encounter at any cost against the same opponent. The match is set to be played at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast on Thursday.
Zimbabwe would be wanted to shift the momentum to their side after losing the series against Netherland last month. It would not be easy for Zimbabwe to trouble the Irish with well balanced Mark Adair, who has been playing exceptionally well.
Now it would be interesting to see if Zimbabwe turns the fortune to their favor.
When and Where:
Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI
4th July 2019
3:15 PM IST
Pitch report: The pitch at Belfast provides a good opportunity to the pace bowlers and the new ball is expected to swing. We can expect average scores in the range of 250-270 runs.
Ire vs Zim Team News:
Hamilton Masakadza (C), Brendan Taylor (W), Peter Moor, Sean Williams, Solomon Mire, Donald Tiripano, Sikandar Raza, Kyle Jarvis, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Ainsley Ndlovu, Ryan Burl, Elton Chigumbura, Richmond Mutumbami and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe
William Porterfield (C), Gary Wilson (W), Mark Adair, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Shane Getkate, Tyrone Kane, Andrew McBrine, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh and Lorcan Tucker
Probable playing 11:
Williams, Raza, Moor, Burl, Jarvis, Chatara, Tiripano, Tinashe, Masakadza (C), Ervine, Taylor(WK)
Kevin, Tucker(WK), Getkate, Adair, Rankin, McBrine, Murtagh, McCollum, Stirling, Balbirnie, Porterfield (C)
Fantasy picks from Ireland:
Paul Sterling played brilliantly in the last game and score 57 runs. He shared 105 runs alongside Andrew Balbirnie for the second wicket.
Adair was a bit expensive but he bagged four wickets at an economy of 7.3.
Andrew scored a hundred off 112 balls with 9 fours and two sises. You can choose him as your captain.
Fantasy picks from Zimbabwe:
C Ervine was the best with the bat for Zimbabwe. he scored 105 runs off 117 balls with 13 fours. He is one reliable batsman in Zimbabwe. Don’t him out.
Ryan Burl came down as lower middle order and score a brilliant 49 runs to help his team engrave some decent total on the board.
Tendai Chatara was the most economical bowler for Zimbabwe. He bagged three wickets at an average of 4.00.
Captain and Vice-captain: B Taylor & T Chatara