The Zimbabwe cricket team will host Ireland in a three-match T20 international series starting in Harare on Thursday, December 7.

As per the Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20Is 2023 schedule, all the matches will be played at the Harare Sports Club on December 7, 9 and 10.

Zimbabwe are ranked 11th in the ICC T20Is men’s rankings, while Ireland are two spots below them in 13th spot.

Led by captain Sikandar Raza, the hosts will look to quickly bounce back after failing to qualify for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 to be held in the West Indies and the United States. Zimbabwe finished third in the seven-team Africa Region Qualifier as Namibia and Uganda qualified for the main tournament.

Middle-order batter Brian Bennett and pacer Trevor Gwandu are the two uncapped players added in the Zimbabwe’s 15-man T20I squad.

Leg-spinner Brandon Mavuta and batting all-rounder Tony Munyonga have also been recalled.

Meanwhile, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza, Innocent Kaia and Nick Welch have been axed from the squad.

On the other hand, Paul Stirling will begin his reign as Ireland cricket team’s permanent white-ball captain in the upcoming three-match T20I series.

Fast bowler Graham Hume and wicketkeeper-batter Neil Rock have been included in Ireland's 15-man squad.

However, Fionn Hand and Ben White, who were part of Ireland’s last T20I series, have been dropped.

 The visitors will head into the series after losing 0-2 to India in a three-match T20I series at home in August.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20I head-to-head

Zimbabwe and Ireland have faced each other on 12 occasions in T20 international cricket, winning six matches each.

The last time these two sides met, Zimbabwe secured a 2-1 T20I series win over Ireland in January 2023. 

Where to watch Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20I 2023 live in India?  

Live streaming of the Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20Is 2023 will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.

There will be no live telecast of the Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20Is 2023 on any TV channel in India.

Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20Is 2023 schedule and live match start times

All times in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date



Time (IST)

Thursday, December 7

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 1st T20I

Harare Sports Club, Harare

9:30 PM IST

Saturday, December 9

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 2nd T20I

Harare Sports Club, Harare

4:30 PM IST

Sunday, December 10

Zimbabwe vs Ireland, 3rd T20I

Harare Sports Club, Harare

4:30 PM IST

Zimbabwe vs Ireland T20I 2023 squads

Zimbabwe T20I squad: Sikandar Raza (captain), Brian Bennett, Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Trevor Gwandu, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande (wicket-keeper), Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani (wicket-keeper), Brandon Mavuta, Carl Mumba, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sean Williams

Ireland T20I squad: Paul Stirling (captain), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Graham Hume, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock (wicket-keeper), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young

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