The Zimbabwe women’s cricket team is all set to host Ireland for a historic four-match ODI series at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday. The opening ODI will be a crucial opportunity for both the teams.
Ireland Women will play their first ODI since 2018 when they play against New Zealand. Also, it will be Zimbabwe’s first official one-day game since being granted ODI status in April 2021.
Both the teams are almost face to face. Zimbabwe recently won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier in September without losing a single game in the tournament.
Ireland also had a tremendous performance in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers, where they finished second in the table, winning three of their four matches.
The series will help both Zimbabwe and Ireland get into the groove for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualifiers in November. With both Zimbabwe and Ireland in good form, the series is expected to be a close match.