ZIM VS IRE MATCH PREDICTION & ANALYSIS
When Zimbabwe takes on Ireland in Saturday's second T20I match at Harare Sports Club, the hosts will be eager to mount a strong comeback.
Ireland lost the opening match of the series due to a poor batting performance. In this crucial game, the captain, Andrew Balbirnie, will be hoping that the team can perform better.
On the other hand, excellent performances from Ryan Burl, Sean Williams, Richard Ngarava, and Gary Ballance helped Zimbabwe defeat Ireland by five wickets comfortably. Zimbabwe now has a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series thanks to this victory.
Zimbabwe Squad: Craig Ervine(c), Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Gary Ballance, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande(w), Brad Evans, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara, Innocent Kaia, Tony Munyonga, Victor Nyauchi, Luke Jongwe
Ireland Squad: Andrew Balbirnie(c), Ross Adair, Stephen Doheny(w), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Benjamin White, Neil Rock, Graham Hume
The game-prepared wicket will ensure a close battle between bat and ball. The bowlers will definitely benefit from the surface. The match's weather is expected to be mostly sunny.
Zimbabwe will be encouraged by their victories over Ireland in their previous two matches.
Toss: Bowling: Both teams will want to win the tube toss, bowl first, and keep the opposition under 120 runs.
Our Winning Prediction:
Zimbabwe will be optimistic about their chances of defeating Ireland given their current form. The management of the team will be hoping that Craig Ervine and co. can maintain their high standards in this match after a superb bowling performance led to a comfortable victory for the home team.
Zimbabwe is expected to win against Ireland and take a 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.