Ireland will take on Zimbabwe in the 2nd T20I of three-match series in Bready on Friday, July 12 and will be hoping to start with a victory after the first match got washed out due to rain.
Ireland, having swept the ODI series and now have their sights set on sweeping the T20I series as well. The Irish side will be hoping to carry out their batting form shown by Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, and Lorcan Tucker under the different skipper Gary Wilson, who is expected to be behind the stumps for this T20I series. While looking at the bowling department Mark Adair and Boyd Rankin had done an excellent job in the ODI series and will be hoping to carry out the same in the T20I series. Beside that, the addition of left-arm orthodox George Dockrell in the T20 squad makes them more compact and complete.
While on the other hand, Zimbabwe had not made any changes in their squad since their 3-0 ODI series defeat against Ireland in the recently concluded ODI series. However, Zimbabwe will be hoping to put some better shown with the bat in the T20I series with the likes of Craig Ervine and Solomon Mire expected to continue their form with the bat along with the team is expecting a big knock from skipper Hamilton Masakadza and from wicket-keeper Brendan Taylor at the top of the order. While looking at the bowling department they had shown a decent performance by Tendai