May 18, 2024
Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 2023-24 T20I Series

Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 2023-24 — 1st T20I

Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20I series 2023-24

1st T20I:

First T20I of the series of 3 T20I matches between Zimbabwe and Ireland is going to be played at the Harare Sports Club, Harare on December 7th 2023.

Zimbabwe  vs Ireland History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the fourth bilateral series between the teams. The home side won 1 time and the visiting side also won 1 time. One (1) series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 2 series in the span of 2 years from 2021 to present, where both teams won one each.

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 1 series in 2022-23.

The longest undefeated streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 1 series (twice) in 2019 and in 2022-23.

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

The longest undefeated streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 2 series from 2019 to 2022-23.

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

https://ibandhu.com/2023/01/12/ireland-tour-of-zimbabwe-2022-23-1st-t20i/

Matches:

The teams completed 12 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 6 times, whereas the opponent won 6 times, too.

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 3 matches from 2021 to 2023.

The longest undefeated streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 3 matches from 2021 to 2023.

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

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

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

https://ibandhu.com/2023/01/14/ireland-tour-of-zimbabwe-2022-23-2nd-t20i/

@ Zimbabwean Backyard:

Series:

This is going to be the second bilateral series between the teams. The home side won the only played series between the sides.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 1 series in 2022-23, which is won by the home team.

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 1 series in 2022-23.

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

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

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

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

Matches:

The teams completed 3 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 2 times, whereas the opponent won 1 time.

The consecutive winning streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 1 match (twice) in 2023 (twice).

The longest undefeated streak for Zimbabwe against Ireland was 1 match (twice) in 2023 (twice).

The consecutive winning streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 1 match in 2023.

The longest undefeated streak for Ireland against Zimbabwe was 1 match in 2023.

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

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the thirteenth rank (Zimbabwe (193)) and twelfth rank (Ireland (193)) teams, a perfect series. The host is lagging by marginal difference from the visitors.

The Home Team (Zimbabwe):

The team played 134 T20Is. Out of them, the team won 46 times including a couple (2) of wins in a tied match and lost 87 times. One (1) battle called off without any result (No Result).

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

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

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

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

The Visiting Team (Ireland):

The team completed 178 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 95 times including a (1) win in a tied outing and lost 79 times including a couple (2) of defeats in a tied outing. 4 times, the plays were called off without any result (No Result).

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

https://ibandhu.com/2023/08/20/india-tour-of-ireland-2023-2nd-t20i/

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

https://ibandhu.com/2023/08/22/india-tour-of-ireland-2023-3rd-t20i/

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

https://ibandhu.com/2023/03/27/ireland-tour-of-bangladesh-2022-23-1st-t20i/

The side never won any away series since 2011-12.

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

https://ibandhu.com/2023/03/31/ireland-tour-of-bangladesh-2022-23-3rd-t20i/

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 with a (1) position in the ranking, whereas the opponent will lose a (1) point with a (1) position in the ranking. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visiting team will gain a (1) point 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 tie, both the teams will neither gain nor lose either the points or the ranking.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Harare shows the weather would be pretty sunny and clear throughout the match. There will be almost no chances of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be 0% throughout the battle. The temperature would be between 22 to 30 Celsius. The wind would be between 12 – 16 km/h. The speed of wind would fluctuate throughout the engagement and the temperature would decrease gradually.

Harare Sports Club, Harare

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 18 times out of 38 played games, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 11 times and lost 7 times.

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

https://ibandhu.com/2022/08/02/bangladesh-tour-of-zimbabwe-2022-3rd-t20i/

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won 8 times and lost 12 times.

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

The first batting team won the match 23 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 15 times.

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

Overall, 19 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 19 times, too.

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

Home Side (Zimbabwe):

Particularly, for Zimbabwe, the team won the toss 21 times in the 35 games. The team won 6 times and lost 15 times.

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

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

The team has never won any outing after losing the toss since 2021.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 118 runs in 2021, and the highest successful chase was 194 runs in 2021.

The first innings lowest total was 99 runs in 2016 and the highest total was 229 runs in 2018. For the second innings, the lowest total was 90 runs in 2022 and the highest was 194 runs in 2021.

The batting average of the first innings is 24.08 and 23.09 is for the second innings.

T20I History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other thrice at the venue. The host won twice and the visiting team won once.

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

Teams’ T20I History at Venue:

The Home Unit (Zimbabwe):

The home side has a horrendous record, as the team won 8 times and lost 27 times out of the 35 played outings.

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

The Visiting Unit (Ireland):

The home side has a below average record at the venue. The team lost twice and won once out of three played outings.

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

Selected XI for both the Teams:

Zimbabwe:

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

Zimbabwe Eleven: S. Raza, T. Marumani, S. Williams, C. Ervine, L. Jongwe, R. Burl, W. Madhevere, C. Madande, C. Mumba, R. Ngarava, B. Muzarabani

Ireland:

The visiting team may go with three (3) pacers, as the team would like to go with a (1) batting all-rounder with spin, three (3) all-rounders, one with pace and the other two with spin and a (1) bowling all-rounder with pace.

Ireland Eleven: A. Balbirnie, P. Stirling, L. Tucker, H. Tector, C. Campher, G. Dockrell, T. van Woerkon, M. Adair, 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 a 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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