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Ireland vs Zimbabwe 5th T20 Predictions & Tips - Stirling to dominate final match of the series

  • Ireland vs Zimbabwe predictions for Saturday’s T20I fixture
  • The match will be played in Bready at 15:00 BST
  • Paul Stirling has scored 24+ runs in his last 6 matches
  • Can Ireland secure a 4-1 series win?
  • Tips, stats, team news & preview
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Paul Stirling has been in superb form for Ireland (Getty images)
Ralph Staniforth 03 Sep 2021
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Ireland vs Zimbabwe Predictions

Ireland have dominated the last few matches of this series. Both opening batsmen, Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien have found some form along the way.
  • Ireland vs Zimbabwe Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Ireland Form
  • Ireland Injuries & Team News
  • Zimbabwe Form
  • Zimbabwe Injuries & Team News
  • Ireland vs Zimbabwe Live Stream FAQ

My best bet is for Paul Stirling to score over 24.5 runs in the match.

  • Ireland’s Paul Stirling has scored 31, 61, 24, 37, 115 & 39 runs in his last 6 matches.
  • Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien has scored 60 & 47 runs in 2 of his last 3 matches.
  • Ireland have won the last 3 ODI matches of this series.
  • Zimbabwe’s Craig Ervine has been the team top scorer in the last 2 matches.
  • Zimbabwe’s Craig Ervine has scored 28+ runs in 3 of his last 5 T20 matches.

Head to Head

Ireland hold a 5-2 lead in their seven T20I matches against Zimbabwe. The current series sees Ireland lead 3-1 with one match to play.

Ireland won the 4th T20I by 64 runs in Bready.

Ireland Form

Ireland have really started to hit their stride after losing the first match of the series. They have won the subsequent three to secure the series win with one match to play.

In the 4th T20I, Ireland once again batted first. Paul Stirling backed up his century from the last match with 39 runs. Opening partner, Kevin O’Brien top scored on 47 runs in a total of 174 in 20 overs.

Mark Adair then secured a comfortable victory, taking 4-23 in his four overs. Zimbabwe could only reach 110 runs in their 20 overs which saw Ireland win by 64 runs.

Ireland Injuries & Team News

Ireland shouldn’t change too much. They have the World Cup in mind rather than giving youngsters the opportunity to shine.

Zimbabwe Form

Zimbabwe will be disappointed with how this series has gone. They won the first match and then came very close in the second, but have fallen away in the last two.

Wellington Masakadza was the pick of the visiting bowlers with figures of 2-22 in four overs after Zimbabwe had to bowl first. There were however too many expensive overs from the other bowlers which allowed Ireland to score 174 runs.

Craig Ervine scored 28 runs in the chase but Zimbabwe could only reach 110 runs. Luke Jongwe (24) was the only batsman to surpass the 20-run mark.

Zimbabwe Injuries & Team News

Wellington Masakadza was drafted into the side for the last match. He bowled well but didn’t score many run up the order. He should however retain his place.

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Paul Stirling is tipped to continue his good form with a score of over 24.5 runs. He is also backed to top score for Ireland.

Craig Ervine has top scored in the last two matches for Zimbabwe. He can be looked at to do it for the third successive time.

Best Bet: Stirling Over 24.5 Run Over/Under Runs $1.83 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Best Ireland Batsman Tip: Paul Stirling Best Ireland Batsman $2.87 at Neds - 1 Unit
Best Zimbabwe Batsman Tip: Craig Ervine Best Zimbabwe Batsman $4.50 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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