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Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI – Match Details, Live Streaming, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Probable Playing XIs, Head-to-Head, Dream 11 Prediction

Zimbabwe vs Ireland: On Sunday, January 21, 2024, Zimbabwe will lock horns with Ireland in the 2nd clash of the three match ODI series at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. Having won the first match by ten wickets, the Ireland team will look to secure another win and seal the series. On the other hand, the hosts will be eager to make a comeback and bring the contest on level terms.

Zimbabwe lost the first game of the three-match ODI series against Ireland. The team smashed 170 runs and failed to get any Ireland wickets as they suffered a huge 10-wicket defeat. Besides Ashley Ndiraya, the rest of the batters failed to score big. The bowling department failed as they couldn’t take a single wicket. The team should hit above their importance to come back.

On the other hand, Ireland will be happy as they won the first match with complete dominance over Zimbabwe. They were given a total of 110 in 21 overs (DLS score) because of the rain. The Irish openers Amy Hunter and Gaby Lewis displayed a great batting performance as they stood all through the innings leading their team to a convincing win. The Ireland team has occurred as one of the best teams in this format of the match. 

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI – Match Details

Date and Time: 21 January 2024, Sunday, 12:45 PM IST

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Live Streaming: There will be no live telecast of the match. However, fans can get the live-stream link for the game on the social media pages of Zimbabwe and Ireland cricket.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI – Pitch Report

The surface at this venue typically provides a favourable setting for batters during the initial phases of the game. The pitch is also expected to be an advantage for the pacers. The team winning the toss might prefer to chase on this surface, adding an extra layer of strategic planning. 

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI – Weather Report

The weather forecast for this fixture is expected to be cloudy with rain chances during the game. The temperature is likely to be around 21-degree-celsius with 83% humidity. There is moderate rain expected which may affect playing conditions. 

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI – Probable Playing XIs

Zimbabwe: Chiedza Dhururu(wk), Mary Musondo(c), Ashley Ndiraya, Chipo Tiripano, Nyasha Gwanzura, Kellies Ndlovu, Loren Tshuma, Precious Marange, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Michelle Mavunga, Nomvelo Sibanda

Ireland: Amy Hunter(wk), Gaby Lewis, Leah Paul, Laura Delany(c), Orla Prendergast, Arlene Kelly, Rebecca Stokell, Cara Murray, Ava Canning, Jane Maguire, Freya Sargent.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI – Head-to-Head Records

Ireland is heading with a historical edge in this game, having dominated in recent years with a head-to-head record of 4-1 against Zimbabwe. In the first ODI between these two sides, Ireland emerged victorious by a convincing margin. 

Prediction: Ireland to win the match.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI – Key Players


  1. Mary Anne-Musonda: She is the second leading run scorer for Zimbabwe with 192 runs in the format. As a skipper, she will be looking for a good start and will aim to contribute for the team by leading from the front. 
  2. Kellies Ndlovu: Ndlovu’s dual skills as a batter and bowler make her a versatile player. She has an impressive tally of 10 wickets in ODI matches. She is Zimbabwe’s leading wicket-taker. Her role will be very crucial in this match.


  1. Gaby Lewis: She stands out as a prolific top-order batter, amassing an impressive total of 1106 runs in ODI. Lewis smashed brilliant 65 runs in the first ODI leading the team to victory. Her ability to anchor the innings makes her a key player for Ireland. 
  2. Laura Delany: Her experience and all-round abilities add depth to the team. She has scored 1115 runs and claimed 25 wickets in ODI matches. Delany is a crucial component of Ireland’s squad and is an important player to watch out for against Zimbabwe. 

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd ODI – Dream 11 Prediction

Wicket-Keeper: Amy Hunter (vc)

Batters: Mary-Anne Musonda, Gaby Lewis, Leah Paul, Ashley Ndiraya

All-rounders: Laura Delany (c), Arlene Kelly, Kellies Ndlovu

Bowlers: Precious Marange, Cara Murray, Ava Canning

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