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The series is on the line as the action moves from Bready to Belfast.

Ireland took a 1-0 series lead thanks to a pretty clinical performance on Monday. They have the chance now to better what they achieved recently against Afghanistan, where they couldn’t capitalise on a first up victory. Andy Balbirnie, who has had a superb year in ODIs, was excellent, as was Mark Adair in setting up and finishing the victory for Ireland. Will they seal the series?

Zimbabwe have now lost three consecutive ODIs on their tour of Netherlands and Ireland. Familiar shortcomings came to the fore in the first ODI, with Craig Ervine’s century the clear standout in a top order that underwhelmed. Can they put in an improved display to keep the series alive?

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Key to an Ireland win

The Ireland bowlers worked well as a unit in the first ODI. That they had Zimbabwe in control even with Tim Murtagh and Boyd Rankin taking just one wicket between them is cause for encouragement. Mark Adair, along with Murtagh and Rankin, will be tasked with putting further pressure on a Zimbabwe batting lineup that continues to rely on individual brilliance rather than a collective effort. Also, Shane Getkate will be looking to build on his fine ODI debut, where his first wicket was Brendan Taylor.

Also, how good has Andy Balbirnie been in 2019? Another fine knock held Ireland in good stead last time out, and he will be tasked with producing similar. Paul Stirling and James McCollum can reduce Zimbabwean confidence further with a good opening stand that Ireland can play off. However, the middle order will be after an improvement after losing regular wickets to give Zimbabwe a sniff last time out. With Mark Adair capable of striking the ball well, Ireland can have their finishing sorted.

Also read: Can Afghanistan get their first win of CWC 2019?

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Image: Getty Images. Ireland v Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Preview Dream11 – Andy Balbirnie is in fine touch.

Key to a Zimbabwe win

Had it not been for Craig Ervine and Ryan Burl, who knows what Zimbabwe would have scored in the first ODI. Their reliance on one or two players to step up has been a common theme in recent matches, with the lack of partnerships a concern. Hamilton Masakadza, with scores of 7, 5 and 15 in his last three ODIs, must provide Zimbabwe with a strong start that the experienced middle order can play off.

Also, Zimbabwe had some good moments with the ball in the first ODI. However, like their batting, the good moments were not prolonged enough to have a significant impact on the game in their favour. Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara lead the way after underwhelming performances in the Netherlands, but not a single wicket was taken from anyone else in the attack. Can Zimbabwe make a strong start by removing Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie as early as possible? Then, can they build on it effectively?

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Photo by WIKUS DE WET/AFP/Getty Images. Ireland v Zimbabwe 2nd ODI Preview Dream11 – Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine are key for Zimbabwe.

Pitch and conditions

Both the recent Ireland-Afghanistan ODIs were played in Belfast. The team batting first won easily twice. The weather is expected to be fine, with periods of cloud.

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Possible Playing 11

Ireland: 1. Paul Stirling, 2. James McCollum, 3. Andy Balbirnie, 4. William Porterfield (c), 5. Kevin O’Brien, 6. Lorcan Tucker (wk), 7. Shane Getkate, 8. Mark Adair, 9. Andy McBrine, 10. Tim Murtagh, 11. Boyd Rankin

Zimbabwe: 1. Hamilton Masakadza (c), 2. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe/Solomon Mire, 3. Craig Ervine, 4. Brendan Taylor, 5. Sean Williams, 6. Sikandar Raza, 7. PJ Moor, 8. Ryan Burl, 9. Donald Tiripano, 10. Kyle Jarvis, 11. Tendai Chatara

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Dream11 Prediction

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Also read: Can Afghanistan get their first win of CWC 2019? + Dream11

Stats and Facts

  • Ireland have won two of their last three ODIs vs Zimbabwe.
  • Andy Balbirnie in ODIs 2019: 11 innings, 553 runs, average 55.30, three centuries.
  • Zimbabwe have lost three ODIs in a row.

Match Prediction

Zimbabwe need all their experienced players to come to the fore in a must-win match.

However, they are looking short of cohesion and confidence. While they do have it in them to bounce back, Ireland at home look good to make it 2-0.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
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