Ireland vs Zimbabwe ODI series 2021 – 2nd ODI

Ireland vs Zimbabwe ODI series 2021

2nd ODI:

Second ODI of the series of 3 ODI matches between Ireland and Zimbabwe is going to be played at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast on September 10th 2021.

Ireland  vs Zimbabwe History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the fourth bilateral series between the teams, The host won once. The visiting team won twice.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 3 series in a span of 11 years, between 2010-11 to present, where Ireland won 1 time and Zimbabwe won 2 times.

The most consecutive winning streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 1 series in 2019.

The longest unbeaten streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 1 series in 2019.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 2 series from 2010-11 to 2019.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 2 series from 2010-11 to 2019.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Ireland against Zimbabwe are WLL – -.

Matches:

The teams completed 14 meetings in the longest format of limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 6 times, whereas the opponent won 7 times. 1 match resulted in a tie. 1 match was called off without a toss (abandoned) and 3 matches were cancelled.

The most consecutive winning streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 3 ODIs from 2019 to 2021.

The longest unbeaten streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 3 ODIs from 2019 to 2021.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 3 ODIs between 2008 to 2010.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 4 ODIs between 2007 to 2010.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Ireland against Zimbabwe are LWWWL.

Irish Backyard:

Series:

When touring Ireland by Zimbabwe, the teams met to play bilateral series 1 time, only. Out of them, the host won the series and the visitors are still looking for the victory.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 1 series from 2019 to present, where Ireland won the series.

The most consecutive winning streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe in Ireland was 1 series in 2019.

The longest unbeaten streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe in Ireland was 1 series in 2019.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland in Ireland was 0 series, till date.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland in Ireland was 0 series, till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Ireland against Zimbabwe in Ireland are W – – – -.

Matches:

On the soil of Ireland, the teams faced each other only 4 times. Out of them, Ireland received victory 3 times and defeated once, only.

The most consecutive winning streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe in Ireland was 3 ODIs from 2019 to present.

The longest unbeaten streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe in Ireland was 3 ODIs from 2019 to present.

The most consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland in Ireland was 1 ODI in 2021.

The longest unbeaten streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland in Ireland was 1 ODI in 2021.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Ireland against Zimbabwe in Ireland are LWWW -.

Ireland vs Zimbabwe ODI series 2021 – 1st ODI

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the twelfth rank (Ireland) and thirteenth rank (Zimbabwe) teams, almost a perfect series. The host is 3 points ahead of the visitors.

The Home Team:

In case, the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 5 points and come to eleventh rank from twelfth rank in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 6 points and come to thirteenth rank from twelfth rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points and come to thirteenth rank from twelfth rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 4 points and come to eleventh rank from twelfth rank in the position.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will earn 2 to 3 points without impact in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will  earn 0 to 1 point and either stay at the current rank or come to eleventh rank from the twelfth one in the table. 

Drawing the series will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranks.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Ireland are LLWLW.

The Visiting Team:

In case, the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 9 points and come to twelfth rank from thirteenth rank in the position, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose 5 points and come to fifteenth rank from thirteenth rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points and come to fifteenth rank from thirteenth rank in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 7 points and come to twelfth rank from thirteenth rank in the position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 0 to 1 point and either without having an impact in the position or come to fourteenth rank from the thirteenth one. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team may gain 4 to 5 points and stay at the current rank in the rankings. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 2 points without having an impact in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe are WLLLW*.

The Second Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the home team will gain 2 points and stay to the same rank in the position, whereas, the visiting team will lose 3 points and stay to the same rank in the position. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visiting team will gain 2 points and the home team will lose 2 points, the teams will swap the positions.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Belfast shows the weather would be cloudy in the beginning of the game, then showers or light rain would be expected till the end of the game. The precipitation percentage would be between 20% to 85%. The temperature would be between 17-19 Celsius. The wind would be between 4 – 10 km/h. The wind and the temperature would fluctuate throughout the game.

Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 17 times out of 32 played games, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 6 times and lost 9 times. 2 matches concluded without any result (no result). 3 matches were called off without a toss (abandoned) and 6 matches were cancelled.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLLLL.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, won 6 times and lost 8 times. 1 match was concluded without any result (no result).

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLLWL.

Overall, 12 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 17 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLLL.

None of the teams won the match, after winning the toss, since 2016.

The home team has never won the match, after winning the toss, since 2010.

Particularly, for Ireland, the team won the toss 11 times in the 28 games and won just 3 times the games and lost 8 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Ireland at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLLL.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Ireland at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWWWW.

The first batting team won the match 15 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 14 times, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLWWW.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 148 runs in 2008, and the highest successful chase was 243 runs in 2007.

The first innings lowest total was 96 runs (completed innings) in 2011 and the highest total was 305 runs in 2019. For the second innings, the lowest total was 115 runs (according to RR) in 2008 and the highest was 263 runs in 2006.

The batting average of the first innings is 25.23 and 27.20 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other only 3 times at the venue. The host won 2 outings and lost once.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Ireland against Zimbabwe at the venue are LWW – -.

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a below average record at the venue, and won 12 times with 14 losses out of 28 encounters. Whereas, the visiting team has the worst record, till date, as the team won once and lost 2 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Ireland at the venue are LWWLW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe at the venue are WLL – -.

Selected XI for both the Teams:

Ireland:

The home side would go with G. Kennedy in place of J. Little.

Ireland Eleven: W. Porterfield, P. Stirling, A. Balbirnie, H. Tector, G. Dockrell, L. Tucker, S. Singh, M. Adair, G. Kennedy, A. McBrine, C. Young

Zimbabwe:

The visiting team would like with the wining combination.

Zimbabwe Eleven: B. Taylor, R. Chakabva, C. Ervine, D. Myers, S. Williams, S. Raza, W. Madhevere, L. Jongwe, W. Masakadza, B. Muzarabani, R. Ngarava 

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: T means tie in “last five match results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.