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Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips

image-ld4eealoClive Madande smashed a boundary last ball in a winning cause

Zimbabwe and Ireland are two of the most unpredictable ODI teams going around in the world at the moment. The first ODI match between the sides happened to be a crackerjack of a contest, where the Chaperons won the game despite Andrew Balbirnie and Harry Tector notching centuries.

The Irish regular will be missing the upcoming clashes after Balbirnie got hit on the helmet in the first ODI. Paul Stirling will be leading the visitors in the rest of the series.

The last game was one of the most enthralling ODIs played of late, where Zimbabwe were crawling behind on the DLS method but a rain break and Ryan Burl took the win away from Ireland's hands.

One can't write such scripts but anything can be expected if these two sides are batting out. The second fixture also promises to be an exciting one.

Match Details

Date & Time: January 21, 12:45 PM IST
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report

The pitch at Harare will have some moisture in it, so it will offer significant assistance to seamers early on. However, the wicket will be dried up with time and behave as a batting beauty in the second half. So, whoever wins the toss will indeed look to bowl first. 

Predicted Playing XI

Zimbabwe: Wesley Madhevere, Innocent Kaia, Craig Ervine (c), Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (wk), Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi

Ireland: Paul Stirling (C), Stephen Doheny, Murray Commins, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Lorcan Tucker
Batters: Craig Ervine, Harry Tector, Paul Stirling
All-Rounders: Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza, Curtis Campher
Bowlers: Joshua Little, Victor Nyauchi/Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Mark Adair

Captain: Harry Tector
Vice-Captain: Sikandar Raza


The team batting second has found great success at this venue in the 50-Overs format, and that trend stayed carried on in the last ODI as well. Ireland have looked as a force to be reckoned with in the first ODI. However, the Chevrons can't be discounted. So, it will be a battle of two equally potents sides fighting. 

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