Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Ireland vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI - 8th Sept
The 1st ODI of the 3-match series between Ireland and Zimbabwe will be played at Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast.
In the last five matches between the two teams, Ireland have won 4 while Zimbabwe have won one. The last encounter between the two sides saw Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 6 wickets.
Paul Stirling is the top run-scorer for Ireland with 466 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 46 and a strike rate of 80.
Harry Tector has also made 330 runs from his last 10 matches.
Simi Singh has been the best bowler for Ireland and has picked up 16 wickets from his last 10 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 3.78 and a strike rate of 32.
Josh Little has also picked up 13 wickets from his last 7 matches.
Brendan Taylor is the top run-scorer for Zimbabwe with 338 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 33 and a strike rate of 80.
Sean Williams has also made 308 runs from his last 6 matches.
Blessing Muzarabani has been the best bowler for Zimbabwe and has picked up 10 wickets from his last 6 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 4.74 and a strike rate of 32.
Donald Tiripano has also picked up 7 wickets from his last 5 matches.
Ireland - Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, William Porterfield, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young
Zimbabwe - Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Dion Myers, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Donald Tiripano
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Ireland
Who will win? – Ireland
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland), Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Adair (Ireland), Blessing Muzarabani (Zimbabwe)
Most Sixes – Paul Stirling (Ireland), Wessley Madhevere (Zimbabwe)
Man of the Match – Andrew Balbirnie
Team Scores Batting first – Ireland 270+, Zimbabwe 230+
Match Handicap Ireland
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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