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Lose games against best teams in the world and now they can't compete. But should Ireland's bowlers fail to replicate their early success against Zimbabwe, the Europeans should feel confident in their batting. A platoon approach saw them beat the favoured Windies and overcome UAE, and while the lack of a true ace batsman will cost them in some matches, the strength in numbers is a serious weapon against the likes of Zimbabwe.
This is the same Zimbabwe squad that took just two wickets against West Indies, and they're playing without their captain this time. Via Cricbuzz, Porterfield didn't mince his words—Ireland have to win this match:Cricbuzz @cricbuzzPorterfield thinks that the game against Zimbabwe is not a make or break match for Ireland. "We've to take the two points. " #CWC15#IRLvSAThe key will be to get over the heavy loss against the Proteas in a hurry. If the Irish squad allows the result of that match to influence their preparation for Zimbabwe in any way, it opens the door for the Africans to capitalise on shaky confidence, led by pace bowler Tendai Chatara.
#CWC15#IrevZim#Ire#ZimThe 28-year-old boasts Zimbabwe's second highest strike rate at 101. 29, taking some much-needed firepower out of the side. Ireland have two spinners with economy rates under 5. 00—Andy McBrine and Paul Stirling—and that's after the 201-run drubbing the team took from South Africa. Cricket writer Peter Miller correctly predicted the Irish bowling would struggle against the top nations, but it has more than held up against the rest:Peter Miller @TheCricketGeekWorried for Ireland bowling against SA and IndiaHe also noticed some of the Associate nations have suffered a tremendous drop in form after suffering big losses at the hands of Test nations, something Ireland will have to be wary of:Peter Miller @TheCricketGeekFirst week of the tournament associates really competitive.
Zimbabwe vs. Ireland: Date, Live Stream, TV Info, Cricket World Cup PreviewMark Kolbe/Getty ImagesIreland face a crucial match against Zimbabwe in Hobart, Australia on Saturday, in a must-win fixture if the William Porterfield-led squad is to power past Pakistan for a spot in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Cricket World Cup. The Test nation currently holds the advantage in the standings thanks to a superior net run rate, but Ireland have a match in hand and already have a big win over West Indies under their belt. Pakistan's schedule looks daunting from here on out, so a win for Ireland on Saturday could all but secure a spot in Group B's top four. Zimbabwe have won just a single match; a four-wicket triumph over United Arab Emirates. The Irish can't afford to slip up against a squad that has little left to lose.
PreviewMark Kolbe/Getty ImagesZimbabwe had low expectations coming into the tournament, and with just a solitary win in four matches, it looks like those expectations were warranted. And if the squad was hoping for a win on Saturday, their bid took a big blow with the news skipper Elton Chigumbura won't be playing, via ESPN Cricinfo's Freddie Wilde:Freddie Wilde @fwildecricketElton Chigumbura has been ruled out Zimbabwe's match against Ireland with an iniury.
Here's all you need to know about the Group B clash:Date: Saturday, March 7Time: 2:30 p. m. local time/3:30 a. GMTVenue: Bellerive Oval, HobartTV info and live stream: Sky Sports (UK) and ESPN (U. S. ) carry full coverage of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, with mobile coverage available via the Sky Go app and ESPN Cricket 2015.
If the likes of Porterfield, Stirling and Ed Joyce fall early, it puts too much pressure on the middle order—and the O'Briens (Niall and Kevin) in particular—to play catch-up, setting the table for a Zimbabwe win. Ireland's lack of strong pace bowlers will remain an issue, but against a Zimbabwe squad struggling to put runs on the board and entering the match without their skipper, the Irish should book another win to add to their chances of qualifying for the quarter-final.
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