IRE vs ZIM Today Match Prediction 5th T20I, Cricket Betting Tips, 4th September

Mark Adair has bombarded Zimbabwe's batting lineup ever since making a comeback to Ireland’s lineup in this series. He missed starting matches of the series but after making a comeback, he has picked 7 wickets in just two matches. His average has been just 4.85 which is outrageous.
  • Match: Ireland vs Zimbabwe (IRE vs ZIM) 
  • Date- 4th September 2021
  • Match Format- 5th T20I
  • Venue- Bready Cricket Club, Bready, Northern Ireland 
  • Time- 7:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Overcast with some Showers,18℃

IRE vs ZIM, 5th T20I General Online Betting Odds

Ireland – 1.40

Zimbabwe – 2.75

IRE vs ZIM Betting Odds Comparison

Betting Sites Odds For IRE vs. ZIMIRE (Odds)ZIM(Odds)
1x Bet1.403.01

IRE vs ZIM Today Match Prediction, 5th T20I, 4th September 2021

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Zimbabwe has lost the series and their performance in the whole series has been awful. Everyone expected more from them but they have been smashed by Irish boys all over the park in every department in this series. When Zimbabwe won the first of the series from the jaws of defeat then everyone predicted Zimbabwe to be the more dominant team throughout the series because of the experience in their side but things have not gone in their favor after the first match. 

Zimbabwean bowling lineup has been the biggest disappointment in this series. They have leaked runs on these pitches which favors bowlers more. They have been unsuccessful in picking wickets neither upfront nor in middle overs which has affected them badly. They need to rethink their strategy and come back strong in the last T20I of the series and showcase their real talent to avoid utter humiliation.

Top Batsmen from the series 

  • Craig Ervine- 93 runs at 129.16 strike rate
  • Ryan Burl- 75 runs at 105.63 strike rate
  • M Shumba- 65 runs at 100.00 strike rate

Top Bowler from the series 

  • Ryan Burl- 6 wickets at 12.66 average 
  • Masakadza 4 wickets at 22.25 average                 
  • Jongwe– 4 wickets at 27.00 average      


Ireland has been relentless in this series. They have defeated Zimbabwe in every department so far. After the bitter loss in the first match, everyone thought Ireland would be underdogs in the series but they proved everyone wrong. Ireland is 3-1 up in the series and will be looking to again stamp authority in the last match of the series. This series was really crucial for them after losing against South Africa recently and pressure was mounting on Irish players to perform before the WT20 qualifying round came up.

Two Irish players Kevin O’Brien and Paul Stirling were under extreme pressure before the start of the series and they have justified the trust of management in this series. Especially Paul Stirling who has been in scintillating form from The Hundred tournament and continued his magic here. He has scored more than 200 runs which included a marvelous century in the 3rd T20I. Ireland will now look to snap another victory before going into the ODI series.

Top Batsmen of Ireland from series 

  • Paul Stirling- 215 runs at 137.82 strike rate
  • Kevin O Brien- 141 runs at 115.57 strike rate
  • A Balbirnie- 78 runs at 120 strike rate

Top Bowler of Ireland from series

  • Mark Adair- 7 wickets at 4.85 average 
  • Getkate- 8 wickets at 10.87 average 
  • Simi Singh- 3 wickets at 30.33 average 

Venue Stats:

Match Venue      Bready Cricket Club
Total matches11
Matches won batting first5
Matches won bowling first4
Average 1st Inns scores161
Average 2nd Inns scores135
The highest total recorded178/2 (20 Ov) by IRE vs ZIM
The lowest total recorded79/10 (15 Ov) by IRE vs AFG
The highest score chased172/2 (16.4 Ov) by ZIM vs IRE
The lowest score defended160/7 (18 Ov) by AFG vs IRE

Weather Report

So far rain has not affected the series but in the last match, chances of rain are very high. Clouds will be there the whole day and we might experience some showers during the match. The cold breeze will assist seam bowlers in the powerplay.

  • Rain: 55%
  • Humidity 71%
  • Wind speed: 14 km/h.
  • Temperature- 16-18 Degree Celsius

Pitch Report

Bready Cricket Club’s pitch has been good in 1st innings but has played very slow in 2nd innings. It has been a bit two-paced so far and Batsmen had to work hard to settle on this pitch. 150 here will be a winning score and the captain will look to bat first after winning the toss.

IRE vs ZIM, 5th T20I Match, Today Match Prediction

Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.

IRE Playing XI

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Shane Getkate, George Dockrell, William McClintock, Neil Rock (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young

Wicket-keeper: Neil Rock (wk)

Batsmen: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, William McClintock

All-rounders:  Kevin O Brien, Simi Sing, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate 

Bowlers: Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young

ZIM Playing XI

Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva (wk), Dion Myers, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

Wicket-keeper: Regis Chakabva (wk)

Batsmen: Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Dion Myers

All-rounders: Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba

Bowlers: Luke Jongwe, Donald Tiripano, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava

IRE vs ZIM – Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:

Ireland is expected to win the match against Zimbabwe

KhelTalk experts feel Ireland will win against Zimbabwe in this match. Ireland has been clearly the far more superior side in this series and has dominated the Zimbabweans. The duo of Stirling and Kevin at top of the order has been swashbuckling opposition bowlers.

The Irish team has a complete and solid squad whereas Zimbabwe is missing some key players which have left a big hole in their team. We expect Ireland to clinch a win against Zimbabwe in the last match of the series.

Top Batsman from Zimbabwe – Regis Chakabva (3.75 odds)

Regis Chakabva is a 33-year-old Wicket-keeper batsman and has been the only batsman who has looked confident in this series. All Zimbabwean batters have failed miserably in this series but Chakabva has shown a fight against the lethal Irish bowling lineup. Zimbabwe was missing some key players like Sean Williams, Sikander Raza in the playing XI which gave him a chance to bat up the order. Although he scored only 70 odd runs, he looked confident on the crease. He is our pick for best batsman from Zimbabwe. 

Top Batsman from Ireland – Paul Stirling (3.00 odds)

Paul Stirling has been in excellent touch in this series. He has scored more than 200 runs in this series and has sent Zimbabwe bowlers all over the park with his brutal hitting. He scored a magnificent 70 ball Hundred in 3rd T20I on a slow track which shows his temperament and skill level. Stirling was in good form in the recent The Hundred tournament also and had continued his form here. He is our pick for best batsman from Ireland.

Top Bowler from Zimbabwe  – Luke Jongwe (4.25 odds)

Luke Jongwe has picked 4 wickets in this series and looked very threatening at times. Zimbabwe was without their prime bowler Muzarabani and Luke has been commendable in this series and took the responsibility on his shoulders.

Although he would’ve liked to win the series, he would be happy on the personal side so far. Luke is 26-year-old and is full of energy and can create problems for Irish batters with his swing bowling. He is our pick for best batsman from Zimbabwe.

Top Bowler from Ireland – Mark Adair (4.33 odds)

Mark Adair has bombarded Zimbabwe’s batting lineup ever since making a comeback to Ireland’s lineup in this series. He missed starting matches of the series but after making a comeback, he has picked 7 wickets in just two matches. His average has been just 4.85 which is outrageous.

The right-arm fast bowler has been accurate with line and length in early overs and used overcast conditions to perfection. His swing is his biggest strength and can give you good returns. He is our pick for best bowler from Ireland.

Jasvinder Singh
I am Jasvinder Singh, a content specialist editor at Kheltalk, who is a sports enthusiast. I try to cover every cricket game being played on the planet. For me, sports is not limited to just writing but also playing it on the field as well.
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