ZIM vs IRE Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 4, Group B of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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Match Preview

ZIM vs IRE: Zimbabwe will face off with Ireland on the second day of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 qualifiers. The Group B teams are matched up to play at Bellerive Oval ground at Hobart on 17th October 2022.

Zimbabwe are having a good run in the past few months. They have won 7 out of the 9 last T20 fixtures. They defeated a regular side like Bangladesh. The batters are in the form of their life. Hence, they are very much in the race for the spot in the Super 12 groups.

Ireland, on the other hand, has shown tremendous growth in the recent past. They gave a close scare to giant teams like India and New Zealand. They came close to winning on multiple occasions. Also, Ireland has played the most number of T20s in the recent past. Hence, their chances of qualifying are much higher compared to the last edition.

Match Details for ZIM vs IRE

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 17th October 2022 (Monday)

Time: 1:30 PM IST

Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Report for ZIM vs IRE

The pitch of Bellerive Oval ground is a belter for batters. A high-scoring game is likely to play out. Rain disruptions are very likely during the match. Seamers are in for a ball in the initial phase. Bowling first will be the preferred choice for both captains.

Probable Playing XI


Regis Chakabva (wicket-keeper), Craig Ervine (captain), Wesley Madhevere, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Clive Madande, Brad Evans


Stephen Doheny, Paul Stirling (captain), Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Joshua Little, Andrew Balbirnie, Conor Olphert

Match Predictions for ZIM vs IRE

Head to head, both teams have faced each other 5 times, out of which Ireland has managed to win 3 times. Ireland needs to have a plan for Sikandar Raza as he is the pioneer of Zimbabwe’s batting. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe will need to bowl well as Ireland have a completely powerful batting unit. Overall, a good close encounter is likely to play out with Ireland emerging as the winner.

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