The fast and frenetic start to this year’s Twenty20 World Cup continues, with Zimbabwe taking on Ireland in the fourth qualifying match for the Super 12s, and we have our full batch of Zimbabwe vs Ireland cricket betting tips ahead of all the action, which gets underway from 1.30 pm IST on Monday 17th October at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
The Irish side have been involved in some thrilling Twenty20 matches this year and can boast a memorable series win over the West Indies among their triumphs in 2022.
They are the favourites to come out on top here, and we agree with the oddsmakers. As a premium online cricket betting site, we offer among the best prices for pre-match cricket selections. You won’t find better value than at Pure Win!
Why are the Zimbabwe vs Ireland betting tips slanting towards a win for the Irish? There is a feeling in the cricketing fraternity that 2022 will be remembered as the year Ireland made their mark on international cricket. They were hugely competitive against both India and New Zealand earlier in the year in Twenty20 and ODI cricket respectively.
Such promising performances against two heavyweights shouldn’t come as a surprise to many onlookers. This is the same Ireland team that bagged its first bilateral ODI series win against a Test-playing nation other than Zimbabwe and Afghanistan in January 2022, defeating the West Indies 2-1 in a momentous occasion.
However, Zimbabwe are no pushovers. Indeed, they have won seven of the last nine Twenty20 internationals - including two victories over Bangladesh.
However, Ireland should have enough quality to get the job done. You can bet on them to beat Zimbabwe at odds of 1.79.
If you want to add meat to the bones of your prospective returns with some bigger-priced free cricket betting tips, you could look at Josh Little to finish top Ireland wicket taker. The pacer finished the fourth-highest wicket-taker in The Hundred over the summer - and will prove a key prong of Ireland’s attack. He’s available at odds of 3.55.
The Chevrons have been in brilliant form of late - a memorable first-ever ODI win over Australia stands out as a highlight in 2022, but a fantastic run of form in Twenty20 internationals means the whole squad will be brimming with confidence coming into the tournament.
They have won three of eight Twenty20 contests with Ireland, but against Bangladesh recently, they were great - defending scores of 156 and 205.
Keep an eye out for Sikandar Riza - in the first Twenty20 international against the Tigers, he blitzed 65 runs from just 26 balls at an astonishing strike rate of 260. You can back him to score 50+ runs at Pure Win at odds of 5.4.
Regis Chakabva (wk), Craig Ervine (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Brad Evans, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani
The Ireland team will have to do without the influential and iconic all-rounder Kevin O’Brien - the heroic hitter announced his retirement earlier in the year. However, he hands over the reins to an exciting side, led by the experienced Andrew Balbirnie.
Craig Young also misses out due to injury, but there is a hope among Irish fans that the team in green should have enough in the bank to advance past Zimbabwe and get through the group safely!
Andy Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy.
The weather looks hot and dry for the Blundstone Arena on Monday - although with it being an evening game, the dew factor could come into play for the team fielding last.
This one can go to Ireland - it’s a very close call, but recent efforts from Ireland against India and New Zealand in T20 and ODI cricket franks the form of Zimbabwe.