Zimbabwe will be taking on Ireland for the 1st ODI today (on January 18) as the hosts have won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Andrew Balbirnie: We would have loved to bowl first. We gave a few new players opportunities and it was good to play in front of the packed crowds, hopefully it will be same in the ODIs. Josh Little, Lorcan Tucker, and Paul Stirling are in. We have a world cup at the end of the year and hopefully we will perform well and get good super league points.
Ireland (Playing XI): Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker(w), Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little
Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Wesley Madhevere, Innocent Kaia, Craig Ervine(c), Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande(w), Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi