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The 2019 World Cup Semi Finals are complete, with England and New Zealand progressing through to the Final. Ireland and Zimbabwe will now engage in the 2nd T20I, after the first was washed out.

This series is significant for both sides. Ireland, coming off their first ever ODI series whitewash over a Test nation, will be participating in the World T20 2020 Qualifier in October-November along with Zimbabwe. Both sides need a lift, with next year’s World T20 a chance to compete on the world stage after both missed out on qualification to the ongoing 50-over World Cup. Will it be the same theme as the ODI series, or will Zimbabwe find some form in what has been a tough tour of Europe to date?

Also read: What went wrong for India in their Semi Final?

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Key to an Ireland win

Ireland need to have a better T20I series than their last assignment. Their bowlers went the distance in India against Afghanistan. Here, they have the opportunity to improve their bowling against attacking batting. Youngsters make up a significant part of their squad, with Boyd Rankin (if picked) key to making breakthroughs along with the likes of Mark Adair and George Dockrell. Also, we could see the first of Gareth Delany in an Ireland shirt, with the all-rounder keen to make an immediate impact after missing out on any opportunity due to rain a few days ago.

Also, can Ireland’s batsmen build confidence ahead of the World T20 Qualifier? Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien were strong as an opening partnership against Afghanistan earlier in the year, and will be key again in getting Ireland off to good starts. Can they pounce on a Zimbabwe side lacking confidence? Will the likes of Andy Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker and Mark Adair ensure momentum is sustained in the remaining overs?

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Ireland v Zimbabwe 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 – Porterfield and O’Brien have experience in Ireland’s youthful T20I squad.

Key to a Zimbabwe win

Zimbabwe’s batting has been a mess in recent times. Early wickets has been the key theme, losing three for not many in each of the three ODIs against Ireland. With confidence low and increasing it crucial, Zimbabwe must produce a strong powerplay they can build on. Will Hamilton Masakadza finally deliver? Can Zimbabwe put together a good performance as a unit, rather than relying on individual efforts i.e. Craig Ervine and Sean Williams?

Also, can the bowlers make inroads? Kyle Jarvis hasn’t picked up the wickets expected of him, but his ability still keeps Ireland on watch. The top three for Ireland will be key wickets, so the aim for Zimbabwe has to be to deliver to Ireland a dose of what they received in the ODIs: early wickets. It is then they can look to effectively target a middle order that lacks some experience.

Ireland v Zimbabwe 2nd T20I Preview Dream11 – Zimbabwe’s batting is not firing.

Pitch and conditions

Poor weather ruined the first T20I. The forecast for the second match is more promising, with overcast conditions and minimal rain expected. The pitch at Belfast had something in it for everyone in the ODIs and could be the case again.

Also read: Brilliant New Zealand make India live out their worries

Possible Playing 11

Ireland: 1. Paul Stirling, 2. Kevin O’Brien, 3. Andy Balbirnie, 4. Gary Wilson (c), 5. Lorcan Tucker, 6. George Dockrell, 7. Mark Adair, 8. Shane Getkate/Gareth Delany, 9. Andy McBrine, 10. Boyd Rankin, 11. Josh Little

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

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Dream11 Prediction

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Also read: CWC 2019 2nd Semi Final Preview Dream11: Will pre-tournament favourites England reach the CWC 2019 Final?

Stats and Facts

  • Ireland and Zimbabwe have met in just one T20I previously.
  • The Irish won the clash in the 2014 World T20 by three wickets, hitting the winning runs off the final ball.
  • Zimbabwe’s recent Super-Over win over Netherlands broke a losing streak of 11 matches in T20Is.
  • Both teams will be participating in the World T20 2020 Qualifier kicking off in the UAE in October.

Match Prediction

Hopefully the weather allows for cricket this time around.

Confidence is crucial ahead of the World T20 Qualifier, and Ireland are playing with greater freedom. Ireland to win and take a 1-0 series lead with one game to play after this.

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Also read: Where to now for Afghanistan after team management’s rubbish hurt their World Cup campaign?

Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
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