Ireland vs Zimbabwe Prediction – August 27, 2021: Can Ireland kick off the home series with a win?

Ireland v Zimbabwe 1st T20 header
  • Match: Ireland vs Zimbabwe
  • Date: August 27, 2021
  • Start Time: 11:00am
  • Stadium: Clontarf Cricket Club Ground
  • Tournament: Twenty20 International – 2021 – 1st T20I
  • Format: T20I


Zimbabwe won by 3 runs

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Stats and Trends

Ireland international cricket logo

Ireland Trends

Ireland Top Batters

Andrew Balbirine is one of the stand-out player in the Ireland batting lineup. He is currently ranked 38th in the world for T20 cricket In their last win against South Africa, he got 102 from 117 balls in an ODI match. Harry Tector is a player to watch too, he looks to have some quality and this T20 series will suit him well.

Andy Balbirnie is Irelands biggest hope

Paul Sterling is the highest ranked Irish player at number 24 in th world, just behind Glenn Maxwell.

Ireland Top Bowlers

Mark Adair is the top-ranked bowler at number 39th in the world. Simi Singh comes in at 73 and Gareth Delany at 85. These are the only 3 bowlers in the top 100 at T20 level.

Ireland Last Match vs South Africa

South Africa won by 49 runs

Batting Figures
Andrew Balbirnie
Craig Young
Lorcan Tucker
Top 3 Batsmen for Ireland vs South Africa
Bowling figures
Barry McCarthy
Simi Singh
Shane Getkate
Top 3 Bowlers for Ireland vs South Africa

Balbirnie was the top batsman which is a regular occurrence. He is always a good selection for the top-team batsman or Dream 11 team captain. His performances are consistent and he has some class at the international level. He is our pick for the top Ireland batsman in this match.

South Africa won the toss in this match and choose to bat, they set a reasonable target of 190 to win. Ireland never looked like making such a total. When Tucker went at 75/4 it was clear the match was all over. McCarty and Young made the score respectable putting on 33 for the ninth wicket.


Zimbabwe Trends

Zimbabwe Top Batters

RunsSR4s6sAvg Runs
Sikandar Raza
Craig Ervine
Donald Tiripano
Top 3 Batsmen This Season for Zimbabwe

The above data is recent matches for this year.

Wesley Madhevere is the top batter and is ranked at 65 in the world with 418 points.

Seam Williams is in at 74th and Ryan Burl at 88th. The points are tight around this position so either player could move up considerably with a good series across the 5 T20s.

Zimbabwe Top Bowlers

Luke Jongwe
Blessing Muzarabani
Richard Ngarava
Top 3 Bowlers This Season for Zimbabwe

Blessing Muzarabani is the stand out bowler for Zimbabwe and can be the man to lead the attack. He is the highest-rated bowler on the side and has a little more about him than the other bowlers. Irelands batters will try and see out his 4 overs and attack the other bowlers in the lineup.

Zimbabwe Last Match vs Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Batting Figures
Wesley Madhevere
Regis Chakabva
Ryan Burl
Top 3 Batsmen for Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh
Bowling figures
Luke Jongwe
Blessing Muzarabani
Wellington Masakadza
Top 3 Bowlers for Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh

Zimbabwe lost this series 2-1. This match was a great game with Zimbabwe setting 194 to win. Bangladesh did manage to chase it down with 4 balls to spare and 5 wickets remaining but there were good performances all round.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction

These 2 teams are relatively evenly balanced and this should be a good series. The Cricketics team feels that Ireland at home will have too much for Zimbabwe. We would predict a series result of 3-2 or 4-1 in Ireland’s favor.

Predicted result: Ireland win

Predicted scores if batting first

Zimbabwe 160/7

Ireland 180/5

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