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The final ODI of the ongoing ODI series will be a dead rubber.

Ireland have won their first bilateral ODI assignment since beating Afghanistan 2-1 in 2017. They did it the hard way on Friday, collapsing from a position of real strength to give Zimbabwe a shot at getting back in the series. However, they held their nerve with the ball, and have the chance to pick up their first ODI series whitewash over a Test nation in their history.

Zimbabwe’s tour of The Netherlands and Ireland was supposed to one of opportunity. It was a chance to make a statement that they deserve more opportunities. Instead, they have lost all four ODIs, with the last one particularly heart-breaking, losing by a small margin to surrender the series. Will they salvage some pride?

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Key to an Ireland win

James McCollum, after a slow start to his ODI career, played his most significant innings in the second ODI. He and Paul Stirling put on a huge 111-run stand after Zimbabwe had sent them into bat, which should have flattened them. Instead, Ireland surrendered the advantage, losing their nine wickets for 131 runs, with only Lorcan Tucker saving them from an even worse collapse. Here, Ireland will want another good start, this time backed up well by the middle order.

Also, it was brilliant to see Tim Murtagh in the wickets. On a pitch offering a hint of movement, Murtagh was superb, ripping through the heart of Zimbabwe’s top order and then coming back to concede just one run off the penultimate over of Zimbabwe’s chase. However, like their batting, Ireland will want to better capitalise on good starts, which puts onus on the likes of Boyd Rankin and Mark Adair to bowl with consistency and purpose.

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Key to a Zimbabwe win

Zimbabwe find themselves in a pickle. Their captain Hamilton Masakadza’s poor form has continued, which continues to put Zimbabwe onto the back foot. A poor start in the first ODI (49/3) was followed by another in the second (14/3), which has left plenty for the middle order to do. Craig Ervine in particular has been outstanding, but Zimbabwe desperately need a better start that their middle order can play off the back of, instead of having to rebuild the innings time and time again.

Also, Solomon Mire was the unlikely hero last time out, as his four wickets got Zimbabwe right back into the game. However, who will play the role of Tim Murtagh (5/21) for Zimbabwe this time? Kyle Jarvis has it in him to take the bigger wickets, as does Tendai Chatara, who were both dominant in their series against UAE earlier in 2019. Can Zimbabwe make a good start and then keep the pressure on Ireland’s middle order?

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Pitch and conditions

The forecast is promising, with sun, periods of cloud and a top of close to 20 degrees. In regards to the pitch, expect one that enables another good battle between bat and ball.

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. Mark Adair, 8. Shane Getkate, 9. Andy McBrine, 10. Boyd Rankin, 11. Tim Murtagh

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

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Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Zimbabwe have now lost four ODIs in a row.
  • Ireland have won three of their last five ODIs vs Zimbabwe.
  • Tim Murtagh’s 5/21 in the second ODI are now his career-best figures.
  • Ireland haven’t swept an ODI series since beating UAE 2-0 in March 2017.

Match Prediction

A close win for Ireland last game, when it looked like they would run away with it early.

Zimbabwe desperately need to salvage pride, and their effort last game could hold them in good stead. Zimbabwe to win.

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Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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