IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 2nd T20I

IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 2nd T20I

Ireland are in dire need of a specialist batter in the middle order.


Ireland will take on Zimbabwe in the 2nd of the 5-match T20I series on Sunday. Ireland batsmen can only blame themselves for playing lose shots that were completely unnecessary in the context of the match in the 1st T20I. Chasing 117 runs, they messed up in the run chase and lost the match by 3 runs.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe bowlers turned the match in their favour within a short span of time in the 1st T20I. Richard Ngarava defended 6 runs in the final over and game away only 2 runs, which earned a 1-0 lead for Zimbabwe in the series.

Match Details:

Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I

Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin

Date & Time: 29th August at 4:30 PM IST and 12:00 PM local time

Live Streaming: Fancode

Pitch Report:

The wicket is slightly on the slower side. The batters need to possess a huge amount of skills to clear the fence. Spinners are like gold dust on this wicket and it is always hard to go against them.

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Probable Playing XIs for IRE vs ZIM:


Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Ben White


Brendan Taylor / Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wesley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava

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Top Picks for IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Match:

Top Picks Batsman

Paul Stirling knows how to play the new ball. He was well set for a big score in the 1st T20I, but got out for 24 overs after getting a decent start.

Craig Ervine started well in the 1st T20I. He was looking fairly comfortable until he played a false shot and got dismissed for 17 runs from 12 deliveries. His six over fine leg is a shot he will remember for a long time.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Simi Singh turned the match in favour of Ireland in the 1st T20I. When other batsmen fumbled in the run-chase, he gave some sort of hope for the hosts. Initially, he picked up 2 big wickets. and later on, scored 28* runs from 22 deliveries.

Ryan Burl’s contributions with both bat and ball in the 1st T20I played a major part in the win for the visitors. He scored crucial 12 runs with the bat, and later on, picked up 3 wickets at an economy rate of 5.5.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Craig Young got two early breakthroughs by dismissing the Zimbabwean openers. He was the most economical Irish bowler, conceding just 15 runs in his 4 overs.

Richard Ngarava deserves all the credit he is getting for his stunning effort to defend 6 runs in the final over of the match in the 1st T20I. He conceded only 17 runs in his full quota of 4 overs.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Regis Chakabva looked more convincing than any other batter in the 1st T20I. He accumulated 47 runs from 28 deliveries. Chakabva averages 38 in the last 4 T20Is.

IRE vs ZIM Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Stats (Last Match) Dream11 Points
Paul Stirling 24 runs 41
Simi Singh 2 wickets and 28 runs 99
Wesley Madhevere One run 5
Regis Chakabva 47 runs 71
Craig Ervine 17 runs 26

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Regis Chakabva (c), Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling (vc), Craig Ervine, George Dockrell, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Simi Singh, Luke Jongwe, Craig Young, Richard Ngarava

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for IRE vs ZIM Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Regis Chakabva, Paul Stirling, Craig Ervine (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Dion Myers, Wesley Madhevere, Simi Singh (vc), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy

IRE vs ZIM Risky Captaincy Choices:

Andrew Balbirnie has scored 61 runs in the last 4 T20Is. Considering his recent average performances he is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Dion Myers is a good timer of the ball. He averages 23.5 in his 4 T20Is. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Curtis Campher has played only T20I so far. He needs more time to get settled, and hence, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.