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Zimbabwe vs Ireland Match Details

Match: Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 1st ODI | Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 

Date: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2023

Time: 12:15 (GMT+5) / 12:45 (GMT+5.5) / 13:15 (GMT+6)

Format: ODI

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare  

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  • Before the ODIs, Zimbabwe defeated Ireland 2-1 in the T20I series.
  • The previous ODI series between these two nations resulted in a 1-1 draw.
  • Zimbabwe has a 5-2 win-loss record at home and has thus far defeated Ireland in both of their ODI series.


Zimbabwe and Ireland will play a three-match ODI series beginning on Wednesday morning in Harare following the conclusion of a highly contested T20I series on Sunday. Ireland lost their previous match in this format to New Zealand by one run, whereas Zimbabwe defeated Australia in their most recent ODI, played in September. The game begins at the Harare Sports Club at 09:15 local time.

Zimbabwe has enough talented players to consistently be a force at home even though they won’t be at full strength again in this series. They’ll enter this game anticipating a 1-0 lead.

Ireland will be competing in this match as several of its best players are back. Over the past ten years, they have made an impression in this format.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland Weather Report, Toss Prediction, and Pitch Report

Although there is a chance that they will miss Harare, thunderstorms will be a continual threat during the second half of this game. The entire day will be overcast and muggy.

Since rain is predicted before play begins, we anticipate that the captains will prefer to bowl first in this game. In the IT20s, the teams decided to field first after they won the toss.

We anticipate that the pitch will act quite similarly to how it did throughout the shorter-format series. On a surface that will turn, both teams should aim for a total of over 280.

Zimbabwe Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Similar to the T20I series, Sikandar Raza will miss the ODIs because he is taking part in the ILT20, and Blessing Muzarabani’s injury prevents him from playing. As he recovers from an injury, Sean Williams will likely miss this game as well as the last T20I.

Recent form – W L L L L  

Zimbabwe’s Probable XI

Craig Ervine (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Tadiwanashe Marumani, Gary Ballance, Tony Munyonga, Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, and Victor Nyauchi.

Ireland News & Probable Playing XIs

Following brief assignments in the SA20 and ILT20, which prevented them from participating in the IT20 leg of this tour, Paul Stirling, Josh Little, and Lorcan Tucker are all expected to be available. Each of the three is essential to the team and will help it advance. 

Recent form – L L L W W

Ireland’s Probable XI

Andy Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Graham Hune, and Josh Little.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost No Result
Zimbabwe 1 3 1
Ireland 3 1 1

Zimbabwe vs Ireland – 1st ODI, Dream 11


Zimbabwe vs Ireland Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Zimbabwe

Top batsman

  • Zimbabwe – Craig Ervine     
  • Ireland – Harry Tector

Top bowler

  • Zimbabwe – Richard Ngarava      
  • Ireland – Josh Little

Most sixes

  • Zimbabwe – Craig Ervine   
  • Ireland – Harry Tector

Player of the Match

  • Zimbabwe – Craig Ervine

Team Scores Batting First

  • Zimbabwe – 280+
  • Ireland – 260+

Zimbabwe is the favorite to win this match.


The T20I series was extremely interesting, and the outcome wasn’t known until the final over of the last game. These ODIs are expected to be closely contested, and both countries have players who can stay at the crease for extended periods and score big runs. We anticipate a high-scoring game to open the series, and we anticipate Zimbabwe to win the first ODI thanks to home-field advantage.

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