The Harare Sports Club will host a 3-match T20 series between Zimbabwe and Ireland starting on 12 January. Here is Harare Sports Club Pitch Report for ZIM vs IRE 2023 T20, Ground Records, and Weather Forecast.
Both the associate nations Ireland and Zimbabwe showed great character in the T20 World Cup last year. Both defeated the finalists of the tournament England and Pakistan in the Super 12 stages. The two teams will have a tough competition against each other as their playing style is quite similar to each other.
An exciting awaits cricket fans across the globe as the 3-match T20 series will be underway on the 12th of January at Harare Sports Club. The two teams will play their first-ever T20 international after the T20 World Cup. Some of the key players of both teams are also missing this series due to the T20 leagues going across the globe.
Harare Sports Club Pitch Report
The wicket of Harare is perfect to bat on in the first innings. The wicket offers a decent amount of bounce in the first few overs and the seamers do get some help with the new ball. Overall the wicket is ideal to bat first and put runs on the board.
The wicket gets a bit sluggish as the game progresses and the spinners thus have their say on this track.
ZIM vs IRE 1st T20I 2023 Date, Time, Venue, Weather
Date: 12 January, Thursday
Time: 4:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Weather: Harare weather doesn’t look very promising as there are expectations of a scattered thunderstorm in the city. The chances of precipitation are 50 % on Thursday night though the weather will clear up the night.
We can expect rain interruptions at the start of the game but the weather will get better as the day progresses.
Harare Sports Club T20I Stats
Total Match Played: 34
Batting First Won: 22
Batting Second Won: 12
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 158
Highest Score: Australia 229/2
Lowest Score: Zimbabwe 99/9
ZIMBABWE vs IRELAND T20 Series 2023 Squad
Craig Ervine (C), Gary Ballance, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Innocent Kaia, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sean Williams
Andy Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Tyrone Kane, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White