Zimbabwe To Name 2021 Squad For Ireland Series

With the upcoming six-match white-ball series against Ireland, the Zimbabwe Cricket Board will select and announce their participants. The squad will include 16 players, and this is the second time they are playing such a match since 2019. The two teams will be contesting three one-day internationals and three T20 internationals for the first game. 

Zimbabwe versus Ireland 2021 match was earlier set to begin in August, but it has been postponed to September. Ireland was supposed to host Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI starting August 6 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. For the second and final ODI on August 8 and 11, respectively, was to be placed in the same place. Afterward, the move to Magheramason, Northern Ireland, for the five-match T20I series, which were to start on August 15. 

Chief Executive Warren Deutrom mentioned that the dates were changed because of the latest advice concerning conditions around which scheduled matches would occur. He also added that some venue changes might be required to accommodate the newest advice received. This is because these adjustments may be having several knock-on effects with the overall game schedule as well. The changes will be announced later. 

The Ireland tour will be the first time Zimbabwe has visited since 2019. During this game, Ireland won by four wickets, with nine balls remaining. Therefore, this team will need their best to make sure they do not lose again as visitors. Zimbabwe has never won any game while they are visitors to Ireland. In 2003, Ireland still won the series by ten wickets with 98 balls remaining. But before they take this tour, Zimbabwe will play their home series against Bangladesh. 

The Zimbabwe squad for Ireland series 2021 is yet to be announced, but we can look at the 2020 and 2019 teams. Once the cricket board of Zimbabwe releases the 2021 squad, we will be the first to update you. 

For the 2019 series, Zimbabwe had visited Ireland for the first time in 16 years. During this game, Ireland was hoping to get revenge after losing to Zimbabwe in their last series. Zimbabwe had defeated Ireland by 107 runs at the ICC Cricket Cup Qualifier in Harare in March 2018. It was At this series where Ireland won the match by four wickets with nine balls left. 

 Zimbabwe cricket team 2019 includes Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Brendan Taylor, Elton Chigumbura, Peter Moor, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Solomon Mire, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Craig Ervine, Ainsley Ndlovu, Richmond Mutumbami, and Ryan Burl. 

For the 2020 series, Ireland was to visit Africa for the One Day Internationals and T20I in April 2020 series. The matches were to be played at the QUEEN’S Sports Club stadium in Bulawayo. However, the games were canceled because of the Coronavirus outbreak. The matches were then arranged in April 2021 but were then suspended in February 2021 because of the Zimbabwe Coronavirus situation. However, Zimbabwe Cricket issued an announcement saying that the canceling was because of scheduling issues and not COVID 19. To know more about sports news and cricket teams and players updates get in touch with us.

 Resource Reference: 

  1. https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/57932125
  2. https://www.cricketireland.ie/news/article/zimbabwe-name-squad-for-ireland-series
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwean_cricket_team_in_Ireland_in_2021
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