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Zimbabwe vs Ireland Match Details

Match: Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 3rd T20I | Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 

Date: Sunday, 15 Jan 2023

Time: 16:00 (GMT+5) / 16:30 (GMT+5.5) / 17:00 (GMT+6)

Format: T20I

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare  

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  • Although Zimbabwe has now dropped four of their previous five Twenty20 matches, their victory in the series opening match makes this match crucial.
  • Ireland lost their previous three Twenty20 international games before winning the most recent match.
  • We advise backing Ryan Burl to take more wickets in this match because of the turning wicket.


On Sunday, the third and final IT20 between Zimbabwe and Ireland will determine who wins the series. With two balls left on Saturday, Ireland won by six wickets to tie the series at one. With 12 balls remaining on Thursday, Zimbabwe had won by five wickets to get their season off to a strong start. At 13:00 local time, the game begins in Harare.

Zimbabwe’s batting effort on Saturday was less impressive than it was on Thursday after a solid showing. They should be more capable of scoring large in this game because Gary Ballance is probably going to make his way back into the starting XI.

On this trip, Ireland has made an investment in several new players, and Ross Adair has already proven his value after just two games. The visitors will be very confident going into this decisive game.

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

Throughout the entire game, there will be a lot of clouds in Harare, with a remote possibility of a thunderstorm near the end of the first inning. Expect significant humidity during the entire process.

So far in this series, each club that elected to field first won a game. If the captains win the toss, we think they’ll want to bat second.

On this surface, both teams seemed more at ease batting on Saturday, therefore we anticipate that a score of roughly 150 will be average on Sunday. Spinners will once more enjoy bowling on the surface.

Zimbabwe Team News & Probable Playing XIs

Gary Ballance, who was unable to play in the match on Saturday due to a mild concussion, was replaced at the top of the lineup by Innocent Kaia. Kaia scored 25 runs off of just 14 balls, but we anticipate that he will be replaced by Balance, who should be back for this game.

Recent form – L W L L L

Zimbabwe’s Probable XI

Craig Ervine (c), Clive Madande (wk), Tadiwanashe Marumani, Gary Ballance, Sean Williams, Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, and Tendai Chatara.

Ireland News & Probable Playing XIs

Prior to the second IT20, Ireland made one adjustment, replacing Barry McCarthy with Graham Hume. The quick medium bowler, who had failed to pick up a wicket in his lone earlier IT20 outing, recorded 3-17 and will undoubtedly keep his spot for this match.

Recent form – W L L L W

Ireland’s Probable XI

Andy Balbirnie (c), Stephen Doheny (wk), Ross Adair, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Curtis Campher, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, and Mark Adair.

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

Team Won Lost
Zimbabwe 3 2
Ireland 2 3

Zimbabwe vs Ireland – 3rd T20I, Dream 11


  • Stephen Doheny
  • Clive Madande


  • Andy Balbirnie
  • Harry Tector
  • Craig Ervine
  • Gary Balance
  • Ryan Burl (c) 


  • Sean Williams (vc)


  • Mark Adair
  • Tendai Chatara
  • Richard Ngarava

Cricket Free Tips | Zimbabwe vs Ireland 2023 3rd T20I

Zimbabwe vs Ireland Prediction

Winning the toss

  • Zimbabwe

Top batsman

  • Zimbabwe – Craig Ervine     
  • Ireland – Andy Balbirnie

Top bowler

  • Zimbabwe – Ryan Burl      
  • Ireland – Harry Tector

Most sixes

  • Zimbabwe – Craig Ervine   
  • Ireland – Andy Balbirnie

Player of the Match

  • Zimbabwe – Craig Ervine

Team Scores Batting First

  • Zimbabwe – 150+
  • Ireland – 140+

Zimbabwe is the favourite to win this match.


We anticipate that the third game will be just as close as the first two in this highly competitive series between two evenly matched teams. On Saturday, Ireland scored more sixes, which enabled them to reach the necessary number of runs. In this game, we anticipate Zimbabwe to play a little more aggressively. We are backing Zimbabwe to win and believe that spinners Ryan Burl and Harry Tector will be crucial for both teams.

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