Ireland vs Zimbabwe Live Streaming Info: 1st ODI Preview; 9th October 2015 – IREvsZIM: Here comes another much anticipated series as they have played against each other only in a couple of international matches. It includes six ODIs and one T20. Moreover, they have resulted in very close results.
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Sean Williams has now 22 fifties and no hundreds and scored a total of 2,319 ODI runs with an average of 32.66. His highest total is 96 runs which he made against Ireland in the WC 2015. Speaking only of the matches against Ireland, then he has an average of 51.23 in four ODIs. He made his last fifty against New Zealand two approximately two months ago and has a strong hand in playing left-arm spin deliveries. His allrounder capabilities have made him reach at #15 in the ICC ODI allrounder rannkings.
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From the Ireland’s side, Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien are the batsmen. They may be the best players for the team but for international matches, they still need more skills and experience. Meanwhile, the Ireland team has a batsman Ed Joyce on which it can count upon. He has been consistent for quite sometime and has an average of 39.00. He has the record for holding the highest individual score of 231-run against UAE in the Intercontinental Cup which was held in June. Moreover, he has scored a century against Zimbabwe when they last met.
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Zimbabweans have been sufferin from injuries and bad form. So, it will another difficult task for them to form a playing XI. Hamilton Masakadza is ruled out of the squad this time while Graeme Cremer is out for three weeks due to ankle sprain against Pakistan. Craig Ervine was last seen practicing in nets after hamstring problem. Zimbabwe has roped in Wellington Masakadza, but he will likely not play in the first match.
Zimbabwe (possible playing XI): 1 Chamu Chibhabha, 2 Brian Chari, 3 Craig Ervine, 4 Sean Williams, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Elton Chigumbura (capt), 7 Richmond Mutumbami (wk), 8 Tino Mutumbodzi, 9 Luke Jongwe, 10 Tinashe Panyangara, 11 John Nyumbu.Ireland vs Zimbabwe Live Streaming
Ireland won’t like to take risk by making Kevi O’Brien to play in the coming match after what he suffered against Australia, the hamstring problem and is expected to return fo full fitness soon.
Ireland (probable playing 11): 1 Will Porterfield (capt), 2 Paul Stirling, 3 Ed Joyce, 4 Andy Balbirnie, 5 Niall O’Brien (wk), 6 Gary Wilson, 7 Kevin O’Brien, 8 John Mooney, 9 George Dockrell, 10 Tim Murtagh, 11 Andy McBrine.
Pitch and conditions
Lots of cricket has been already played on Harare Sports Club ground in the last few months which has resulted in lots of work for the ground staff to upkeep it. It will have some grass which may suit Zimbabwe during the match. They will have a familiar look to it. Seamers will get required movement in the morning and spinnners in the afternoon. Pitch is expected to be little slow. Weather will be hot as usual and sunny. Rain will not happen anymore.
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Stats and trivia
- Zimbabwe has won three ODIs against Ireland.
- Three matches of the total were concluded in the last over.
- Brendon Taylor is the highest scorer for Zimbabwe. He has scored a total of 205 runs in four innings.
- Kevin O’Brien is at the top spot in both the bowling and batting table with nine wickets at 24.33 and 181 runs at 36.20.
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