ZIM vs IRE 1st ODI Match Prediction – Who will win today's match between Zimbabwe vs Ireland?
Zimbabwe won the T20I series 2-1.
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After losing the T20I series at the hands of Zimbabwe (ZIM), the visiting team Ireland (IRE) will look forward to making a comeback in the 50-overs format, as the three-match ODI series is all set to begin on Wednesday, January 18 at the Harare Sports Club.
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The good news for the Irish side is that the veteran batter, Paul Stirling, will be making his return to the ODI squad and so will the young pacer, Joshua Little. They will bolster the Ireland squad and with them on board, the Andrew Balbirnie-led side can even win the series, which can improve their standing in the ODI Super League points table.
Zimbabwe on the other hand, will be confident of their chances to bag the ODI series. They will miss the service of Sikandar Raza in the series but others have done well to fill his void. Skipper, Craig Ervine, smashed a brilliant half-century in the third T20I of the series and if he manages to keep up with the same momentum, it can be a long and tough night for the Irish bowlers. From the bowler’s point of view, they have done well in the T20I series and will have to repeat that in the 50-overs format.
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: January 18, 12:45 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: FanCode
The pitch at Harare Sports Club favours both batters and bowlers. The team winning the toss should elect to bowl first and anything above 280 will be a good score on this wicket.
Probable Playing XIs for ZIM vs IRE:
Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wessly Madhevere, Gary Ballance Craig Ervine (c), Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (wk), Brad Evans, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara
Andy Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Barry McCarthy, Gareth Delany, Fionn Hand, Mark Adair, Josh Little
Probable Best Performers from ZIM vs IRE:
Probable best batter: Craig Ervine
Zimbabwe skipper has done well in the final T20I and if he manages to keep up with that, Ervine can change the complexation of the game. The 37-year-old has played 105 ODIs, scoring 2899 runs at an average of 32.31.
Probable best bowler: Ryan Burl
The 28-year-old all-rounder finished as the leading wicket-taker in the T20I series. He currently is in spectacular form and is expected to do well in the ODI series as well.
Today's Match Prediction: Zimbabwe to win the match
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.