For the qualifiers for Super 12 stage in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Zimbabwe will take on Ireland in Hobart stadium. Both the teams will come on the ground after West Indies and Scotland end their innings.
In the last edition, Zimbabwe failed to qualify for Super 12 and Ireland didn’t make it to the Super 12 stage. The World Cup tournament commenced on October 16, 2022 with the qualifier matches between the teams. The first match began with Sri Lanka and Namibia squaring off against each other.
In the qualifier round of the ICC T20 World Cup, there are two groups as Group A and Group B. In the former group, there are 4 teams, including Sri Lanka, UAE, Namibia, and the Netherlands. Group B consists of the teams, including West Indies, Zimbabwe, Scotland, and Ireland.
The first round of the qualifiers got under the lights On October 16 that can be a test of the players’ capability to perform in unfavourable weather conditions as well.
With temperatures dipping down to single units during the night time, the ground facing cold and windy conditions, it was in favor for the fast bowlers. The ground assisted them over the course of the gameplay. Ire vs Zim will be the second qualifier match on the ground. Hence, a used pitch might pose certain challenges for the teams.
Ireland has entered the tournament after playing 22 T20I matches since the last World Cup. Therefore, the pitch conditions for them might not be too different which can be an advantage factor for them.
However, the Zimbabwe team is also revamped under the assistance of a new coach Dave Houghton and would be ready to win the tournament. For the tournament, the team will come with a great form in the white-ball game. With a victory in T20I and ODI series against Bangladesh at the home ground and defeating Australia in an ODI last month.
Date & Time – October 17, 2022 at 7 PM Local.
Venue – Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Ireland Squad – Andrew Balbirnie(c), Paul Stirling, , Lorcan Tucker(w), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Stephen Doheny, Simi Singh, Conor Olphert, Graham Hume, and Fionn Hand.
Zimbabwe Squad – Craig Ervine(c), Regis Chakabva(w), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Brad Evans, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tony Munyonga, and Clive Madande.
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