Harare is all set to host six ZIM vs IRE matches. The series begins with the first T20I on December 7, 9.30 pm IST. Over the next 10 days, both teams will play three T20Is followed by three ODIs.
Sikandar Raza will lead Zimbabwe. He has a job to do after his side failed to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2024. Zimbabwe was beaten by Uganda in the Africa Region Qualifier. Sean Williams, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, and Ryan Burl are part of the side that has given a chance to plenty of youngsters.
Ireland, on the other hand, will be led by Paul Stirling. He has a few experienced players to bank upon with Andrew Balbirnie the former skipper opening alongside him. George Dockrell, Mark Adair. Lorcan Tucker and Curtis Campher are the experienced players on the side. Youngster Harry Tector is amongst the upcoming superstars in Irish cricket.
The two teams have played 11 T20Is with Ireland winning six and Zimbabwe five. The last time these two sides met, Zimbabwe secured a 2-1 T20I series win over Ireland in January 2023.
Zimbabwe had a dip in their recent cricketing history with them not qualifying for the T20 World Cup 2024. They played in the t20 World Cup and missed out on qualification in the next two big ICC events. At home now they have a good chance to win against Ireland across formats.
ZIM vs IRE Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of Harare Stadium – 1st T20I, 2023
Harare will host all the ZIM vs IRE matches. The first T20I starts at 9.30 pm IST which is 6 pm local time. The temperature in the evening will be around 19 degrees with clear weather conditions. There is no chance of rain with less chance of dew as well.
Hahare has hosted 39 T20Is with 24 matches won by the team batting first and just 15 chasing. This proves that the pitch slows up in the second half and the best conditions to best are under the sun with a dry and hard wicket with the ball coming onto the bat. 150 is the par score batting first.