July 20, 2024
Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 2023-24 ODI Series

Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 2023-24 — 1st ODI

Zimbabwe vs Ireland ODI series 2023-24

1st ODI:

First ODI of the series of 3 ODI matches between Zimbabwe and Ireland is going to be played at the Harare Sports Club, Harare on December 12th 2023.

Zimbabwe  vs Ireland History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the sixth bilateral series between the teams. The home team won 2 times whereas the visiting side won 1 time. A couple (2) of series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 3 series in the span of 9 years from 2010-11 to 2021, in which the home side won 2 times, whereas the opposition won 1 time.

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

The longest undefeated streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 2 series (twice) from 2010-11 to 2019 and from 2021 to present.

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

The longest undefeated streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 2 series from 2021 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Zimbabwe against Ireland are DDLWW.

https://ibandhu.com/2023/01/21/ireland-tour-of-zimbabwe-2022-23-2nd-odi/

The home side has never won a series since 2015-16.

Matches:

The teams completed 19 meetings in the longest format of the limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 8 times, whereas the opponent also won 8 times. One (1) match resulted in a tie, whereas, a couple (2) of games were called off without any result (No Result).

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 3 matches from 2008 to 2010.

The longest undefeated streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 4 matches from 2008 to 2010.

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

The longest undefeated streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 3 matches from 2019 to 2021.

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

https://ibandhu.com/2023/01/23/ireland-tour-of-zimbabwe-2022-23-3rd-odi/

@ Zimbabwean Backyard:

Series:

This is going to be the fourth bilateral series between the teams. The home team won 2 times whereas the visiting side is still looking for the first win. One (1) series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 2 series in the span of 12 years from 2010-11 to 2022-23, in which the home side won both times.

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 2 series from 2010-11 to 2022-23.

The longest undefeated streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 3 series from 2010-11 to present.

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

The longest undefeated streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 1 series in 2022-23.

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

Matches:

The teams completed 10 meetings in the longest format of the limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 6 times, whereas the opponent won 3 times. One (1) engagement was called off without any result (No Result).

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 2 matches (thrice) from 2010 to 2010, from 2015 to 2015 and from 2018 to 2023.

The longest undefeated streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 2 matches (thrice) from 2010 to 2010, from 2015 to 2015 and from 2018 to 2023.

The consecutive winning streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 1 match (thrice) in 2010, in 2015 and in 2023.

The longest undefeated streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 2 matches from 2023 to present.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the eleventh rank (Zimbabwe (55)) and thirteenth rank (Ireland (43)) teams. The host is 14 points ahead of the visitors.

The Home Team (Zimbabwe):

The team completed 566 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 152 times including a win in a tie and lost 394 times. Seven (7) games resulted in a tie. Thirteen (13) outings were called off without any result (No Result).

In case, the team will win the series by a margin of 3, then the team will earn three (3) points without any impact in the ranking, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose six (6) points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose four (4) points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn a couple (2) of points without any impact in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 2 – 3 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 0 – 1 point without any impact in the ranking.

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose a (1) point without any impact in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Zimbabwe are WDLLW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe are LLWWW.

Last 5 (completed) home series results of Zimbabwe are WDLWL.

The team has never won the series since 2020-21.

Last 5 (completed) home match results of Zimbabwe are LLWWW.

The Visiting Team (Ireland):

The team completed 196 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 78 times and lost 101 times. Three (3) games resulted in a tie. Fourteen (14) outings were called off without any result (No Result).

In case, the team will win the series by a margin of 3, then the team will earn seven (7) of points with a couple (2) of positions in the ranking, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose four (4) points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose a couple (2) of points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will gain five (5) points without any impact in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 0 – 1 point without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will gain three (3) points without any impact in the ranking.

Drawing the series will help the team to gain a (1) point without any impact in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Ireland are LLLDL.

https://ibandhu.com/2023/09/23/ireland-tour-of-england-2023-24-2nd-odi/

The side never won any series since 2021-22.

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

https://ibandhu.com/2023/09/25/ireland-tour-of-england-2023-24-3rd-odi/

Last 5 (completed) away series results of Ireland are LLLDW.

Last 5 (completed) away match results of Ireland are LLLLL.

The First 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 side will gain a (1) point without any impact in the ranking, whereas the opponent will lose a (1) point without any impact in the ranking. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visiting team will gain three (3) points without any impact in the ranking and the home team will lose a couple (2) of points without any impact in the ranking. In case of a tied match, the home side will lose a (1) point without any impact in the ranking, whereas the other team will gain a (1) point without any impact in the ranking.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Harare shows thunderstorms / Scattered thunderstorms would be expected throughout the engagement. There will be extremely high chances of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be between 55% to 96%. The temperature would be between 20 to 26 Celsius. The wind would be between 10 – 13 km/h. The speed of wind and the temperature, both would fluctuate throughout the battle.

Harare Sports Club, Harare

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 59 times out of 179 played games. The selection was unfavored to the teams, as the teams won 22 times and lost 34 times. One (1) battle resulted in a tie and a couple (2) of plays were called off without any result (No Result).

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

https://ibandhu.com/2022/08/22/india-tour-of-zimbabwe-2022-3rd-odi/

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won 58 times and lost 62 times.

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

The first batting team won the match 84 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 92 times.

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

Overall, 80 times the teams won the toss, won the match and lost 96 times.

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

Home Side (Zimbabwe):

Particularly, for Zimbabwe, the team won the toss 83 times in 156 games. The team won 26 times and lost 55 times with a (1) and an (1) N/R (No Result).

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

The side never lost any encounter after choosing to bat first after winning the toss since 2021.

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

Score:

The lowest defended total was 129 runs in 2017, and the highest successful chase was 328 runs (20 balls remaining and 7 wickets in hand) in 2014.

The first innings lowest total was 35 runs in 2004 and the highest total was 408 runs in 2023. For the second innings, the lowest total was 54 runs (completed innings) in 2017 and the highest total was 328 runs (20 balls remaining and 7 wickets in hand).

The batting average of the first innings is 29.19 and 30.37 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 10 times at the venue. The host won 6 times and the foreigners won 3 times.

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

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The Home Unit (Zimbabwe):

The home side has a very poor record at the place. The team won 52 times and lost 101 times with a (1) tie and a couple (2) of N/Rs (No Result) out of 156 played outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Zimbabwe at the venue are WWWWW.

The Visiting Unit (Ireland):

The visiting team has a very poor average record. The team won 5 times and lost 8 times with an (1) N/R (No Result) in 14 played outings.

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

Selected XI for both the Teams:

Zimbabwe:

The side may go with a couple (2) of pacers and a (1) spinner, as the team would like to include a (1) batting all-rounder with spin and a couple (2) of all-rounders, one with pace and the other with spin.

Zimbabwe Eleven: J. Gumbie, T. Kaitano, I. Kaia, T. Kamunhukamwe, S. Raza, R. Burl, T. Munyonga, L. Jongwe, W. Masakadza, R. Ngarava, B. Muzarabani

Ireland:

The side may go with three (3) pacers, as the team would like to include a (1) batting all-rounder with spin, a couple (2) of all-rounders, one with pace and the other with spin, and a couple (2) of bowling all-rounders, both with pace.

Ireland Eleven: P. Stirling, A. Balbirnie, L. Tucker, H. Tector, C. Campher, G. Dockrell, M. Adair, A. McBrine, B. McCarthy, C. Young, J. Little

*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.

*Notes: Images were taken from Google Search.

*Notes: https://crickettimes.com/2023/12/zimbabwe-vs-ireland-2023-t20i-and-odi-series-date-match-time-venue-squads-broadcast-and-live-streaming-details/

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