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The first match of the 2023 Ireland vs. Zimbabwe Twenty20 International Series will be played on January 12 at the Harare Sports Club in Harare between Zimbabwe (ZIM) and Ireland (IRE). Here’s everything you need to know about the pitch report, today’s playing 11s, and the Dream11 Fantasy prediction for ZIM vs. IRE. The first time Zimbabwe has played since the T20 World Cup 2022 is this Saturday. They displayed a strong fighting spirit despite being eliminated from the Super 12 stage of the tournament.

Additionally, when they defeated Pakistan in the Super 12 Stage, they pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament. The team will attempt to maintain momentum and win the game. Ireland will also play their first match since the T20 World Cup, just like their rivals. In the tournament’s Super 12, Ireland was also eliminated.

Match Details

  • ZIM vs IRE, Ireland vs Zimbabwe T20I series
  • Date and Time: January 12, 2022, 4.30 pm IST
  • Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Dream11 Match Top Picks

Wicketkeeper For Zimbabwe, Clive Mandande will bat first in the order. He might be able to give the team a head start right away.

Batter The Irish captain will bat first in the lineup. He is a steady player who frequently scores runs. One of the most secure selections for the match is Balbirnie.

All-rounder Zimbabwe will largely rely on Sean Williams in the absence of Sikandar Raza. He bats in the middle order and gives the batting line-up stability. Williams may rotate his arm for a few crucial overs.

Mark Adair, a bowler, is Ireland’s strike bowler. The match will score points if he can take wickets with the new ball. The Zimbabwean batters might be concerned about Adair’s speed.

Match Captain and Vice-captain choices

With his versatility across the board, Sean Williams will play a significant role in the match. Maintaining him as captain or vice-captain could benefit the game.

The Irish batting will be led by Andy Balbirnie. He is a great choice for captain or vice-captain because he consistently scores runs.

Match Top Five Must Picks

  • Andy Balbirnie
  • Sean Williams
  • Mark Adair
  • Craig Ervine
  • Harry Tector

Expert Tips

Harry Tector can finish a job quickly. However, he is a risky selection due to his aggressive nature from the start. Tector is a layer that you absolutely do not want to miss out on, but you should pick him at your own risk. 

Probable Playing 11


  • Clive Mandande(wk)
  • Craig Ervine (c)
  • Ryan Burl
  • Gary Ballance
  • Innocent Kaia
  • Sean Williams
  • Wesley Madhevere
  • Tendai Chatara
  • Richard Ngarava
  • Luke Jongwe
  • Brad Evans


  • Neil Rock (wk)
  • Andy Balbirnie (c)
  • Harry Tector
  • Curtis Campher
  • Gareth Delany
  • George Dockrell
  • Stephen Doheny
  • Mark Adair
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Fionn Hand
  • Tyrone Kane 

Pitch Report

Batting will have an advantage on the Harare Sports Club’s surface. However, it may slow down and benefit the spinners in the second half as the game progresses.

Weather Report

The weather for the ZIM vs. IRE 1st T20I at Harare Sports Club on January 12, 2023, is expected to be mostly cloudy, sunny, or clear with rain. With a predicted humidity of 81 percent and a wind speed of 20 kilometers per hour, the temperature is expected to be around 12 degrees Celsius.

Where to watch

On January 12, Zimbabwe (ZIM) and Ireland (IRE) will play their first Twenty20 match. At 4:30 p.m. IST, the match will begin. The match will take place at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. On Fancode, the match will be streamed live.

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