Ireland vs Zimbabwe
Ireland vs Zimbabwe. Image Credits: Twitter

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Prediction, 3rd T20I- Zimbabwe tour of Ireland 2021. The third T20 international between Ireland and Zimbabwe will be played on Wednesday at Bready Cricket Club Ground. The first two matches saw both the teams winning one match each.

In the first T20 international, Zimbabwe posted a below-par 117-run total in the first innings. Chakabva was the only player who made a substantial contribution, scoring 47 runs off 28 balls. However, the bowlers did a great job to restrict the opposition to 114 runs.

Paul Sterling was the first one to get out and wickets kept falling at regular intervals after that. Ireland, in the end, managed to score 114 runs in the second innings. Ryan Burl was the star performer for them with the ball, picking 3 for 22 in 4 overs.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe
Ireland vs Zimbabwe. Image Credits: Twitter

In the second match, Zimbabwe showcased a much better batting performance. Zimbabwe scored a competitive 152-run total in the first innings with Shuma top-scoring with 46 off 27 balls. Ryan Burl scored 37 off 33 balls. Getkate was the pick of the bowlers for Ireland, picking 3 for 20 in 4 overs.

The Irish, however, made sure they chased down the total this time around. Kevin O Brien and Paul Sterling took the onus upon themselves and led the way with the bat. O Brien scored 60 runs off 41 balls, while Sterling amassed 37 off 29 deliveries.

The duo made the chase easy for the other batsmen to follow. George Dockrell, later, ensured he stayed unbeaten on 33 off 29 balls to guide the team to a 7 wicket win in the end.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Prediction, 3rd T20I- Zimbabwe tour of Ireland 2021

Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Ireland
Ireland. Image Credits: Twitter
Stats Matches Ireland won Zimbabwe  won NR
Overall 5 3 2 0
Bready Cricket Club 2 1 1 0
In the last five matches 5 3 2 0

Toss Prediction for Match 3:

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for Match 3:

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
Ireland 150-170 140-160
Zimbabwe 130-150 130-140

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Zimbabwe: LWLWL

Ireland: LLLLW

(Players’ form)

Ireland

  • Batting:
Player Matches Runs Highest Score Strike Rate 50s
 

 

Paul Sterling 2 61 37(29) 0
Kevin O’ Brien 2 85 60(41) 0
Andre Balbirnie 2 11 6(8) 0
George Dockrell 2 41 33(26) 1
Simmi Singh 2 28 28(22) 0
Harry Tector 1 5 5(6)

Who will score the most runs for Ireland: Kevin O’Brien, Paul Sterling, Andre Balberinie

 

  • Bowling
Players Matches Wickets Best Bowling Figures Economy Rate
Craig Young 2 2 2 for 15 in 4 overs
Barry McCarthy 2 1 1 for 20 in 4 overs
Getkate 2 4 3 for 20 in 4 overs
Simi Singh 2 2 2 for 22 in 4 overs
Benjamin White 2 1 1 for 33 in 4 overs

Who will pick the most wickets for Ireland: Craig Young, Simmi Singh, Getkate

Zimbabwe:

  • Batting
Player Matches Runs Highest Score 50s
Madhevere 2 22 21(18)
T Muramani 2 12 11(15) 0
Chakabva 2 57 47(28) 0
Dion Myers 2 11 10(14) 0
Craig Ervine 2 32 17(12) 0
Milton Shumba 2 53 46(27) 0

Who will score the most runs for Zimbabwe in match 3: Chakabva, Milton Shumba or Craige Ervine. 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Best Bowling Figures 5 WKH
W Mazakadza 2 2  2/18 in 4 overs 0
R Ngarava 2 1 1/17 in 4 overs 0
T Chatara 2 1 1/20 in 4 overs 0
L Jongwe 2 2 2/17 in 4 overs 0
R Burl 1 5 3/22 in 4 overs 0

Who will take the most wickets for Zimbabwe in the match: Ryan Burl, W Mazakadza and L Jongwe. 

Who will win the third T20 international between Ireland and Zimbabwe? 

Both teams have won one match each in the series. However, in terms of performances of both sides thus far, The Irish have the edge. Also, The Irish have a better-looking batting line-up than Zimbabwe.