In the Group A fixture of the T20 World Cup Qualifying rounds, Ireland will lock their horns with the Netherlands at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. Both teams are looking for redemption as they failed to get an automatic qualification to the tournament.
Both Ireland and the Netherlands have grown from strength to strength in recent years. The teams have performed beyond expectations in the bilateral series but the results have failed to culminate in their respective ICC campaigns.
Ireland have firepower at their disposal. They have Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie and George Dockrell who can tonk the shots to any part of the ground. On the other hand, the Netherlands possesses cool and composed players like Ryan ten Doeschate and Van der Merwe who can turn the big games on their head.
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Match: Ireland vs Netherlands
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Date and Time: 18th August 2021, 3:30 PM IST
IRE vs NED Predicted Playing XI
Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Neil Rock, George Dockrell, Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy
Bas de Leede, Stephan Myburg, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Pieter Seelar, Fred Klaassen, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren
The strip at Sheikh Zayed Stadium has remained two-paced throughout the recently held Indian Premier League. This can be a challenge for batsmen while playing their shots. Due to this reason, batsmen take on the spinners while giving respect to the pacers at the venue.
The dew helps the chasing side and large totals have been chased in the past. The teams should bowl first at Sheikh Zayed Stadium to have a say in the game.
IRE vs NED Match Prediction
Ireland and Netherlands are two heavyweights participating in the T20 WC Qualifiers. Both teams will be keen on getting to the main event and a win will bolster their chances. Both teams have quality and talent at their disposal but we predict Netherlands to get past Ireland in the WC T20 Qualifiers on Monday.
IRE vs NED Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Neil Rock, Scott Edwards, Paul Stirling, Ben Copper, Kevin O’Brien, Max O’Dowd, Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van der Merwe, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Logan van Beek
Captain: Paul Stirling, Vice-Captain: Pieter Seelaar
Fantasy Team #2: Neil Rock, Scott Edwards, Paul Stirling, Ben Copper, Andy Balbirnie, Max O’Dowd, Pieter Seelaar, Ryan ten Doeschate, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Fred Klaassen
Captain: Andy Balbirnie, Vice Captain: Ben Cooper
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