Zimbabwe Women are set to face Ireland Women in the second ODI of their three-match series at the Harare Sports Club, Harare. After a crushing defeat in the first game, Zimbabwe will be looking to bounce back and put up a strong fight against a formidable Ireland side. The match is scheduled to start at 12:35 PM IST.
ZIM Women Team News & Playing 11: Zimbabwe Women faced a tough outing in the first game, suffering a 10-wicket defeat to Ireland. They will need a significant improvement in both batting and bowling departments to make a comeback. Key players to watch include Mary-Anne Musonda, Ashley Nridhya, and Precious Marange. Kelis Ndhlovu will be aiming for a better performance with the ball.
ZIM Women Predicted Playing 11:
- Mary-Anne Musonda (c), Chiedza Dhururu (wk), Kelis Ndlovu, Ashley Ndiraya, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Nyasha Gwanzura, Loreen Tshuma, Precious Marange, Nomvelo Sibanda, Kudzai Chigora, Michelle Mavunga
IRE Women Team News & Playing 11: Ireland Women, coming off a successful outing in the first game, will be confident and aiming to seal the series. Amy Hunter and Gaby Lewis were in fine form with the bat, while Cara Murray and Freya Sargent shone with the ball. Ireland Women have a well-rounded squad with players like Laura Delany providing additional strength.
IRE Women Predicted Playing 11:
- Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Amy Hunter (wk), Orla Prendergast, Laura Delany (c), Rebecca Stokell, Arlene Kelly, Ava Canning, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Freya Sargent
Pitch Report – Harare Sports Club: The conditions at Harare Sports Club are expected to favor batting, offering players good value for their shots. Spinners are likely to play a crucial role, but bowlers will need to maintain a disciplined line to extract the best from the pitch.
Match Prediction: Ireland Women, with their experience and recent success, enter the match as clear favorites. Zimbabwe Women will need a remarkable turnaround to challenge the well-adapted Irish side. Ireland’s quality and familiarity with the format make them the predicted winners.
Ireland Women to beat Zimbabwe Women.