ZIM vs. IRE 2021: Top 5 famous Ireland cricket players to perform better in ODI series

Cricket fans all over the globe are excited over who will emerge victorious in the upcoming ZIM vs. IRE ODI series

In the ZIM vs. IRE 2021 tournament, there’ll be 3 ODI matches held in Belfast at the Civil Service Cricket Club. The matches will run on the 6th, 8th, and 11th of August, respectively.

Before then, let’s check out a couple of Ireland players that are likely to perform better in the ODI series.

Famous Ireland Cricketers

Here’s a list of the top 5 best Ireland cricketers in 2021 in the Ireland National Cricket Team. It starts with players with the most runs and also shows their leading ODI records: 

1. Paul Stirling (right-hand bat and a right-arm off-break, a batting allrounder)

  • He ranked 1st with 99 dismissed for 99 (and 199, 299, and so on).
  • He ranked 2nd with six fifties in consecutive innings.
  • He ranked 3rd with 177 as the highest maiden hundred.
  • He ranked 8th with 618 as the most runs in a series.

2. Kevin O’Brien (right-hand bat and right-arm medium-fast, a batting allrounder)

  • He ranked 1st with 13.57 as the worst economy rate in an innings.
  • He ranked 6th with 142 as the most runs in an innings by batting position.

3. Andie Balbirnie (right-hand bat and a right-arm offbreak, an occasional wicketkeeper)

  • He ranked 2nd with four as the most catches in an innings.

4. George Dockrell (right-hand bat and a slow left-arm orthodox, an allrounder)

  • He had an ODI debut in the West Indies and was ranked 43rd as the youngest player in April 2010.

5. Simi Singh (right-hand bat and a right-arm off-break, a bowling allrounder)

  • He’s ranked 1st with 100 as the most runs in an innings by batting position.
  • He’s ranked 7th with 5/10 as the outstanding bowling analyses in an innings.

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Reference Resource:

  1. https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-series/3442/zimbabwe-tour-of-ireland-2021-postponed/matches 
  2. https://www.firstpost.com/firstcricket/players/ireland-national-cricket-team 
  3. https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?class=2;id=29;type=team 
  4. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/paul-stirling-303427/tests-odi-t20-records 
  5. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/kevin-o-brien-24605/tests-odi-t20-records 
  6. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/andy-balbirnie-303423/tests-odi-t20-records
  7. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/george-dockrell-348034/tests-odi-t20-records 
  8. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/simi-singh-1005257/tests-odi-t20-records
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