IRE vs ZIM Dream 11 Team: Ireland look to win the three match ODI series today after taking a 1-0 win courtesy of a 4 wicket win in the series opener
Ireland Vs Zimbabwe Second ODI Best Dream 11 Team
The misdemeanour for Zimbabwe in the international cricket fraternity is refusing to quell. Looking to turn a new page against Ireland in the three match ODI series and put behind them all the incessant problems piling on their back, the side went down in the series opener to only further their predicament.
Batting first in the opening ODI of the three match series, Zimbabwe managed to scamper their way past 250 as they ended up with 254-9. It was once again Craig Ervine who came to his side’s rescue with his century seeing the side post a respectable target against Ireland, the only shining light in what was yet again a woeful performance by an experience filled batting order.
In return, it was a relatively composed and easy chase for Ireland with Paul Stirling scoring his fifth consecutive ODI half-century, a record in Ireland cricket as he put on a 105 run stand with centurion Andrew Balbirnie. It gave the side the perfect platform needed in imbedding a pinch perfect run chase, taking the side all the way to 133-2 to ensure that the small flurry of wickets in the middle over were tackled with perfectly.
Now back at it again with the one resting day in between, Ireland who have been on the ascendancy in world cricket will know that this Zimbabwe side is there for the taking. The issues are aplenty with hardly any solutions to them, seeing Zimbabwe cricket being plunged down the trenches of the cricketing circuit. Another win is extremely feasible for Ireland who’ll be looking to do just that and along with it register a series win today.
Be it with the bat or ball, Ireland’s display in the opening encounter was a comprehensive one. They outdid Zimbabwe in all three departments of the game, completely shutting out a country whose stay in the world of cricket is way beyond the one Ireland have enjoyed.
And given that showing plus the floundering nature of Zimbabwean cricket at the moment, Ireland should win the second ODI with ease as well. We just don’t see Zimbabwe defeating anyone at the moment, leave alone a buoyed Ireland side and the series should be decided today with an Ireland 2-0 lead.
Wicket-Keeper for IRE vs ZIM Dream 11
He failed with the bat in the first ODI but if Brendan Taylor has shown us anything ever since his return to the side, it’s that he always performs in the alternate match. Going by that script we are going to continue keeping him in our setup for today with us expecting the number 4 bat to deliver a big innings for his side.
Batsmen for IRE vs ZIM Dream 11
He’s about to touch the 1,500 run mark in the last year for his country, emerging as the best thing for his side in a period where the negative aspects have outshone the positive side of cricket in the country. In Craige Ervine we have a batsman extradonaire, a player who loves taking the accountability on his shoulders and converting his starts into a big score.
While it’s only the sole player we trust to get in from Ireland, we have a hoard of batters making their way from Ireland. Last match’s winner Andy Balbirnie walks into our side without any hesitation with his counterpart Paul Stirling giving him coming. We’ve also opted for William Porterfield given his exuberant display in the trination series against West Indies and Bangladesh.
All-Rounders for IRE vs ZIM Dream 11
Mark Adair and Shane Getkate are two names who are indispensible to us whenever Ireland are playing. The two players not only stepped up with the ball, picking up the 6 wickets in between them but also scored two extremely important cameos of 21 and 16 respectively to get their side past the finishing line without any jitters.
We also have new entrant Ryan Burl make a place in our side from Zimbabwe after his late onslaught of 49 down the order helped resume some kind of semblance in a waning batting effort from the African side.
Bowling Order for IRE vs ZIM Dream 11
The 3-36 for Tendai Chatara and two wickets for Kyle Jarvis see the two stoutheaded pacers be chosen by us from Zimbabwe while from Ireland we have opted for Andy McBrine after his restrictive line and length and wickets at crucial stages helped turn the game in his side’s favour.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Adair continues to lead the side out for his while its Balbirnie whose century sees him earn an elevation to become our vice-captain.
Fantain Tips for IRE vs ZIM
With Shane Getkate classified as a batsman in Fantain, we have picked him up in that facet. He offers excellent value for us over here as a batsman who gets more than his fair quota of overs to dole out in the middle. The same shift applies to Mark Adair as well with the game classifying as a specialist bowler with us shifting to a two man all-rounder department over here.
3 Match ODI Series
Match: Ireland Vs Zimbabwe Second ODI
Date And Time: 4th June, Thursday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: City Oval, Pietermaritzburg