Ireland vs. Zimbabwe: 3rd ODI Match Preview
Ireland vs. Zimbabwe: 3rd ODI Match Preview

All is set for the third and final ODI match of the three-match series between the hosts Ireland and Zimbabwe in Belfast on Sunday. The hosts already sealed the series by winning back-to-back matches while on the other hand, Zimbabwe are playing for their pride to end the series on a winning note to gain momentum before heading to the T20I series.

Ireland, having already clinched the series, they will be hoping to clean sweep the series thanks to Paul Stirling's back-to-back fifties, is in fine form and one can expect him to fire once again. While, James McCollum's 73 runs contribution in the last game in the top-order was the first half-century of his ODI career but, the experienced players like William Porterfield and Kevin O'Brien failed to produce an impact in the series. Besides all that, pacer Tim Murtagh and Mark Adair are the leading wicket-takers for Ireland and will continue their job for giving regular breakthroughs. The Irish side could tweak their playing XI as they already sealed the series.

While on the other hand, Zimbabwe came with their full strength squad for this series but unfortunately faced two defeats in two matches. Craig Ervine and Ryan Burl so far have been the best batsmen for Zimbabwe in this series expect both Zimbabwe will be hoping to get some contribution from Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor need to perform well in top up the order avoid the clean sweep. But, the problem continues in the

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Ajay Patil
Ajay Patil writes about fantasy cricket and soccer for RotoWire. He has been active in DFS cricket, NBA and soccer since 2015 and is an big fan of the Chennai Super Kings and Liverpool.
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