T20 World Cup 2022: In the first match on the second day of Round 1 of the T20 World Cup 2022, where two-time champions West Indies were beaten by Scotland on all four sides. In the second match, Ireland’s team, which was considered strong, lost to Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe beat Ireland by 31 runs in this match. Zimbabwe defeated Ireland in the match with a good planning and this has been disclosed by their captain himself.
Big disclosure of Zimbabwe captain
Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervine has revealed that he had planned to bowl full length after seeing Ireland bowling in the first innings of the T20 World Cup Group B first round match at the Bellerive Oval. He made a successful defense of 174/7. On Monday, apart from the extra bounce off the pitch, the pacers were getting plenty of help, with Zimbabwe’s new-ball pair Blessing Mujarbani and Richard Ngarwa taking four wickets in the powerplay to reduce Ireland’s score to 22/4 in the fourth over. However, Ireland were restricted to 143/9 in 20 overs and Zimbabwe won by 31 runs.
Made this special plan
After the match, Ervine said, “We had planned to bowl full length after watching Ireland’s innings. We thought Ireland bowled too little at times. Richard and Bless bowled brilliantly.” Ervine paid some special praise to all-rounder Sikandar Raza as he scored 82 to help Zimbabwe achieve 174/7 in 20 overs.
Raza has been doing amazing for a long time
He added, “He’s been a great player for us over the last few months. It’s exciting to see him continue that form again in different conditions. His form hasn’t changed even on bouncy pitches, so He deserves the credit for the win.” Ervine was happy to make a comeback from Zimbabwe’s T20 World Cup win after joining the 2016 season, but was a little sad at not getting Ireland all out apart from poor fielding at the end of the innings.