in Harare: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first in the one-day international series decider against Ireland on a spinner-friendly track in Harare on Monday.
The hosts won the first match by three wickets last Wednesday and Ireland drew level three days later with a 46-run win.
Zimbabwe welcomed back captain and top-order batsman Craig Irvine, who was ruled out of the second match due to injury.
Opening batsman Paul Stirling continued as stand-in Ireland captain after Andy Balbirnie was ruled out of the series with a head injury in the first match.
Innocent Kaia, Chamu Chivava, Craig Irvine (captain), Sikandar Raja, Ryan Burl, Tadiwanashe Marumani (wicketkeeper), Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Brandon Mavutha, Richard Nagarava
Paul Stirling (capt), Stephen Doheny, Murray Cummins, Harry Tector, Curtis Camper, Lorcan Tucker (wkt), George Dockrell, Gareth Delaney, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Josh Little
the umpire: Michael Gough (ENG), Langton Russere (GIM)
TV umpire: Iknow Chabi (ZIM)
Match Referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
With input from AFP