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The Ireland T20I Tri-Series, pencilled in the cricketing calendar as a result of the cancellation of the Euro T20 Slam, got off to some start on Monday.

Scotland, the highest ranked side in the series ahead of The Netherlands and Ireland, flexed their muscle to achieve the sixth highest team score in T20I history. The Netherlands bowlers had little answer to George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer, who will be out to inflict more carnage, this time on the hosts.

Indeed, if Ireland wish to get the best preparation possible for the World T20 Qualifier next month, they have in-form opposition to test themselves against. With just three wins in their last 16 T20Is, the Irish need to find form and confidence now, which places onus on the experienced players to step up.

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Key to an Ireland win

Scotland smashed 72 off the powerplay overs against the Netherlands. If Ireland are on the end of such a start, it could very well be curtains, given that the flow of runs can be very hard to stop on the excellent batting pitch in Dublin. Ireland’s seamers – namely Boyd Rankin, Mark Adair and Shane Getkate have a key role in putting a lid on Scotland’s scoring in the powerplay, enabling the spinning options to build pressure. Can Ireland break the Munsey-Coetzer partnership early?

Also, who will produce the big runs for Ireland with the bat? Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien have had their strong moments in T20Is in 2019, and will both be key in delivering a fast start in the powerplay. This fast start is all the more important given the Irish possess quite a few accumulators in their middle order, making Mark Adair’s hitting ability late on potentially very important as well. However, he and Ireland need a platform to play off.

Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 3: IRE vs SCO Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction. Ireland vs Scotland T20I Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11
Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 3: Paul Stirling has had a good 2019.

Key to a Scotland win

Can the Scots build on the incredible momentum they picked up on Monday? Kyle Coetzer and George Munsey were superb as a partnership against the Netherlands, with Coetzer allowing Munsey to get settled early on. Then, when Munsey took off, there was no stopping him, achieving the third-fastest T20I century ever in the third-highest opening stand in all T20Is. Asking for the same is certainly far-fetched, but another fast start puts Ireland on the back foot, paving the way for the middle order to play with total freedom.

Also, can Scotland repeat the excellent start they made with the ball vs Netherlands? Alasdair Evans and Adrian Neill, in a high scoring game, provided key control that put the Dutch well behind the eight-ball early. However, when under pressure, can Scotland recapture the momentum? More will be expected of the likes of Safyaan Sharif and Michael Leask against an Irish side that will look to go hard; much like Netherlands captain Pieter Seelar did on Monday.

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Getty Images/Sportsfile. Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 3: George Munsey was incredible.

Possible Playing 11

Ireland: 1. Paul Stirling, 2. Kevin O’Brien, 3. Andy Balbirnie, 4. Gary Wilson (c & wk), 5. Lorcan Tucker, 6. Mark Adair, 7. Shane Getkate, 8. George Dockrell, 9. Stuart Thompson, 10. Craig Young, 11. Boyd Rankin

Scotland: 1. Kyle Coetzer (c), 2. George Munsey, 3. Ollie Hairs, 4. Calum MacLeod, 5. Richie Berrington, 6. Craig Wallace (wk), 7. Michael Leask, 8. Alasdair Evans, 9. Adrian Neill, 10. Safyaan Sharif, 11. Mark Watt

Pitch and Conditions

The weather is expected to be rain-free in the next few days in Dublin. In regards to the pitch, the high-scoring nature of the match yesterday was in-line with the T20 average at Dublin since 2018: first innings average score of 200+.

Stats and Facts

  • Paul Stirling has had a superb 2019 in T20Is. In eight innings, he has scored 335 runs at 47.85, at a strike rate of 153.66.
  • His opening partner Kevin O’Brien has also had a good year with 287 runs at 35.87, at a strike rate above 150.
  • George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer became just the third pair to put on a 200-run partnership in T20Is.
  • Mark Adair has 156 runs and 19 wickets across 11 limited-overs matches for Ireland.
  • Head-to-head in T20Is: Matches 9, Ireland 5, Scotland 3, Tie 1.

Fantasy Cricket Prediction

MyTeam11 (regular) Prediction: Gary Wilson (wk), Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling (vc), Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey (c), Mark Adair, RIchie Berrington, Shane Getkate, Alasdair Evans, Adrian Neill

Dream11 Prediction

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Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 3: IRE vs SCO Preview Dream11

Option 2:

Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 3: IRE vs SCO Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction. Ireland vs Scotland T20I Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11
Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 3: IRE vs SCO Preview Dream11

Match Prediction

Two sides who know each other well go head-to-head a month out from the World T20 Qualifier. Scotland look a confident side right now and look good for another win.

Thanks for reading!

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