Ireland vs. Zimbabwe: Third T20I Preview

Ireland vs. Zimbabwe: Third T20I Preview

Ireland and Zimbabwe will clash in the third and final Twenty 20 International (T20I) of the three-match series at Bready on Sunday. The first game of the series was washed out on Wednesday whereas the home side came out on top comprehensively with a nine-wicket margin in the second match. Therefore, Ireland will enter the contest on Sunday as strong favourites as they will be looking to secure a series win.

Bready Cricket Club is the venue which will be used for the contest which will be hosting its ninth T20I on Sunday. Highest team score 169-5 in an international 20-over contest at the venue was registered by Hong Kong in the match against Ireland in 2016, whereas lowest team total of 79 was registered by the home side in the match against Afghanistan in 2018. Highest individual score of 83 not out at the ground in T20Is was registered Ireland's Stirling in the previous match, whereas best bowling figures of 4-17 was registered by Afghanistan's Rashid Khan.

In the batting department, hosts will be relying heavily on in-form Paul Stirling, captain Gary Wilson and hard-hitting Kevin O'Brien to score the bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on Greg Thompson, Tyrone Kane and Craig Young to produce timely breakthroughs.

On the other hand, for Zimbabwe, the game is a do-or-die encounter as they will have to win in order to avoid a series defeat. In the batting department, the visitors

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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