Ireland Face Zimbabwe With T20 World Cup Preparation In Mind
The T20 World Cup is just a couple of months away and the fans are really excited about it. They are keen on watching a good health tournament, after a bad year for all sports amid the pandemic. The tournament was supposed to be held in India but has now been shifted to the UAE and Oman. With that being said, the players are excited about it and so are the teams, which include quite a few newcomers too.
With that being said, Ireland and Zimbabwe are playing a series now. This will help both teams who haven’t had much cricket in this format. They are keen on improving and getting into the habit of playing these short-format games. A win is always good in any format to build some momentum to do more.
The Real Reason Why The Two Teams Are Playing These Games Ahead Of The Upcoming Edition Of The T20 World Cup?
Ireland will be playing in the T20 World Cup 2021. On the other hand, Zimbabwe will not be, as they did not qualify for it. However, the African side will want to prepare for the qualifiers of the T20 World Cup 2022. For that purpose, they need to be in fine shape and ready to go.
That is the reason why their tour to Australia was postponed and they are now in Ireland for this five-match series. It could benefit both sides that have some series ambitions. Ireland has produced some upsets in the past and will be looking to do more of the same. However, the competition will not be easy for them.
To add to that, both teams will want to qualify for the upcoming editions of the T20 World Cup as well. It is a format that can be unpredictable at times. This can help these sides, leave their mark on the game of cricket. Whether the Irish can actually impress in the tournament to be held in the middle east or not now, remains to be seen. Let’s wait and watch what happens next!!