A look at the stats for the recently concluded tour of Zimbabwe which saw the visitors win both the T20I and ODI series to bring an unhappy year to a positive end.

The batting was led by Harry Tector, who along with Curtis Campher - showing signs of promise in his elevated number three role in the 50 overs format - and Andy Balbirnie all made fifties, while George Dockrell (49*) came within a whisker of one.

While Paul Stirling impressed with his captaincy nous, his batting never got going, making just 52 runs in five innings. 

The bowling highlight was undoubtedly the return to form of Josh Little who spearheaded the attack with 11 wickets at just 13.09, including his best-bowling figures in an Ireland shirt - 6 for 36 in his 100th match.

Craig Young did very well too, a consistent force in both formats, picking up 8 wickets on the short tour, while there wee encouraging displays too for Graham Hume, Curtis Campher, and Mark Adair.

The two-month lay-off did the squad no harm, and as 2024 starts they will have another hiatus of more than two months before they are back in action against regular foes Afghanistan in the UAE.

TOP RUNS

# Name Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
1 HT Tector 6 5 1 180 54* 45.00 183 98.36 - 1 15 3
2 C Campher 6 5 - 156 66 31.20 160 97.50 - 1 21 -
3 A Balbirnie 6 5 1 135 82* 33.75 153 88.24 - 1 11 3
4 LJ Tucker 6 5 1 98 29* 24.50 108 90.74 - - 7 1
5 GH Dockrell 6 4 2 77 49* 38.50 73 105.48 - - 5 2
6 PR Stirling 6 5 - 52 14 10.40 66 78.79 - - 9 -
7 MR Adair 6 3 1 51 25* 25.50 54 94.44 - - 16 1
8 GJ Delany 3 2 2 27 26* - 12 225.00 - - 2 2
9 CA Young 6 1 1 5 5* - 6 83.33 - - - -
10 BJ McCarthy 2 1 - 1 1 1.00 2 50.00 - - - -

TOP WICKETS

# Name Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5WI wds nbs
1 J Little 5 27 2 144 11 6-36 13.09 5.33 14.73 1 6 -
2 CA Young 6 33 1 187 8 2-20 23.38 5.67 24.75 - 6 -
3 GI Hume 3 17.3 2 71 6 4-34 11.83 4.06 17.50 - 1 -
4 C Campher 6 13 - 73 5 4-37 14.60 5.62 15.60 - - -
5 MR Adair 6 31.5 4 150 5 2-28 30.00 4.71 38.20 - 9 -
6 GJ Delany 3 7 - 46 3 2-8 15.33 6.57 14.00 - 1 -
7 BJ McCarthy 2 8 - 73 2 2-37 36.50 9.12 24.00 - - -
8 GH Dockrell 6 1 - 9 1 1-9 9.00 9.00 6.00 - - -
9 HT Tector 6 4 - 25 1 1-5 25.00 6.25 24.00 - 2 -
10 AR McBrine 3 21 1 82 1 1-34 82.00 3.90 126.00 - - -
11 T van Woerkom 2 5 - 38 - 0-10 - 7.60 - - 1 -