IRE vs ZIM: Andrew Balbirnie to lead as Ireland names squad for upcoming T20I, ODI series against Zimbabwe

IRE vs ZIM: Andrew Balbirnie to lead Ireland names squad for upcoming T20I, ODI series against Zimbabwe
IRE vs ZIM: Andrew Balbirnie to lead Ireland names squad for upcoming T20I, ODI series against Zimbabwe

IRE vs ZIM: Andrew Balbirnie to lead Ireland names squad for upcoming T20I, ODI series against Zimbabwe: The T20Is will be the final home internationals in this format before the squad heads to the UAE for the ICC T20 World Cup in October, while the ODIs are part of the ICC World Cup Super League – part of the qualification pathway to the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.

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The selection for each series is as follows:

• A 16-player squad has been named for the T20I series, of which a 15-player match day squad will be named each day;
• A 15-player squad has been named for the ODI series; and
• An 11-player initial squad has been named for the Wolves match, with two players to be added following the first two T20Is of the Zimbabwe Men’s series.

IRE vs ZIM: Andrew Balbirnie to lead Ireland names squad for upcoming T20I, ODI series against Zimbabwe

THE SQUADS

Ireland’s T20I squad:

Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.

Ireland’s ODI squad:

Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Graham Kennedy, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, William Porterfield, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.

Ireland Wolves squad:

William Porterfield (Captain), Murray Commins, Stephen Doheny, Matt Ford, Mike Frost, Graham Hume, Graham Kennedy, Jeremy Lawlor, Josh Manley, Neil Rock, Lorcan Tucker (plus two players to be added).

THE FIXTURES

The schedule for the Zimbabwe tour of Ireland is:

T20I series:
• 27 August: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 1st T20I (Clontarf, start 12pm)
• 29 August: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 2nd T20I (Clontarf, start 12pm)
• 1 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 3rd T20I (Bready, start 3pm)
• 2 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 4th T20I (Bready, start 3pm)
• 4 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 5th T20I (Bready, start 3pm)

Wolves match:
• 6 September: Ireland Wolves v Zimbabwe XI – ODM (Belmont, start 10.30am)

World Cup Super League series:
• 8 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 1st ODI (Stormont, start 10.30am)
• 10 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 2nd ODI (Stormont, start 10.30am)
• 13 September: Ireland Men v Zimbabwe Men – 3rd ODI (Stormont, start 10.30am)

Zimbabwe Squad: Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Dion Myers, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Donald Tiripano.

Watching and attending the series

The World Cup Super League matches will be broadcast live, with a list of channels carrying the matches released closer to the series.

IRE vs ZIM: Andrew Balbirnie to lead Ireland names squad for upcoming T20I, ODI series against Zimbabwe

The T20I series and Ireland Wolves match will be livestreamed free through Cricket Ireland Live on Youtube.

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