We have reached the business end of the group stage of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers and in match number 20, we will witness Ireland coming face to face with the United Arab Emirates. Both teams are coming after facing a loss in their respective previous fixtures and will be motivated to score a win on Tuesday.
Ireland witnessed a disappointing defeat against Sri Lanka in their previous fixture. The tournament has been a disaster for Ireland as they have lost all three fixtures at the group stage.The cricket betting sites have World Cup qualifier odds on their platforms.
UAE has also faced the same result as Ireland against Scotland in their previous fixture. They will be expecting to finish their campaign with at least one win in Group B.
It has been a disappointing tournament for Ireland as they have lost the three fixtures they have been part of. In their previous fixture, at first, the bowlers failed to stop the Sri Lankan attack and when the turn came for batters to perform, they were unable to stand in front of the bowling attack from the opposition. To score at least one win in the tournament, Andrew McBrine, Paul Sterling, and Harry Tector will have to perform and build a solid inning for the team.
This is the last fixture for Ireland and the team management will be expecting a win with the same combination of players.
Predicted Lineup: Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy
UAE decided to bowl first after winning the toss against Scotland in their previous match but the decision turned out to be the wrong one. After early breakthroughs, UAE bowlers eventually failed to stop the Scottish middle order. When it came to the batters, Muhammad Waseem tried to give his team a positive start but the batters at the other end failed to build a partnership. To score a win against Ireland, the opening batters will have to be in good shape.
Skipper Muhammad Waseem is expected to have a tough talk with his opening batters but he won’t be making any changes in the playing XI.
Predicted Lineup: Muhammad Waseem (c), Rohan Mustafa, Vriitya Aravind, Aryansh Sharma (wk), Asif Khan, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique
Both teams have faced similar results in the ongoing tournament as they have failed to score their first win at the group stage. However, Ireland has a higher net runs rate and their batters are experienced enough to face UAE bowlers. We predict a win for Ireland on Tuesday.