Zimbabwe and Ireland are going to their first match of the ICC T20 World Cup against each other. Both teams will try their best to win this match. We know that two teams out of groups A and B will reach Super 12. Zimbabwe had improved in recent times and they also had picked some young players for this tournament. Remember that Zimbabwe had won seven out of eight most recent matches.
Zimbabwe was struggling in T20 cricket in some previous years but they had made some major changes in the squad for this season of the ICC T20 World Cup. Craig Ervine is the regular captain of Zimbabwe and he will be also leading the side in this tournament. Remember that he had played 49 T20 matches for Zimbabwe and had scored 1020 runs with an average of 22.67. Milton Shumba is an experienced batter and we think that he can play a main role for the team.
Zimbabwe has a lot of all-rounders in their squad. Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Brad Evans, and Tony Munyonga are the leading all-rounders who are available for this match. Regis Chakabva and Clive Madande are wicketkeeper batters in this team. The bowling unit of Zimbabwe is also good and we are sure that they will give a tough time to other teams in their group. Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, and Richard Ngarava are the leading bowlers of Zimbabwe in this tournament.
Ireland had not been impressive this year. They won their most recent series against Afghanistan but lost against strong teams like South Africa, New Zealand, and India. Andrew Balbirnie is going to lead Ireland in this tournament. The batting order of Ireland is good and it will be interesting to see how they will perform in this tournament. Harry Tector, Paul Stirling, and Gareth Delany are leading batters of Ireland in this edition of the ICC T20 World Cup.
Stephen Doheny and Lorcan Tucker are wicketkeeper batters in the squad of Ireland. The bowling unit of Ireland is also good and we can expect that they will perform well against their group fellows. Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Graham Hume, Curtis Campher, and Fionn Hand are the star bowlers of Ireland for this match.
Toss Prediction in Today’s Match Prediction
The toss will play an important role in the decision of all matches of World Cup T20. Having a good total on the board is always a big advantage in these kinds of big matches. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may choose to bat first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 4th Match of World Cup T20 2022 is going to be held at Bellerive Oval, Hobart. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting. The track is slower than the others we have seen and helps the spinners quite a bit. We are hoping that the surface is bound to get slower and be a bit more difficult for batting in this match. A score of 170 is going to be tough to chase.
Weather Report for Today’s Match
The weather forecast in Hobart is predicting some clouds around on match day but the weather forecast does not predict rain. We should be able to have a full uninterrupted match.
Favorite Team in Today’s Match Prediction
Zimbabwe is overall a strong team as compared to Ireland at least on paper. According to our match prediction, Zimbabwe is the favorite team who will win this match. Many factors make Zimbabwe a favorite team to win this match. Some of the key factors are mentioned as under:
Zimbabwe had won their most recent played matches.
Ireland is also an improved team in the T20 format of cricket.
Zimbabwe has more depth in bowling than Ireland.
The batting and bowling departments of Zimbabwe are batter.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Teams
Zimbabwe is full of experienced and young players in the t20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for Zimbabwe have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
Zimbabwe has a 52% chance to win this match.
Ireland has a 48% chance to win this match.