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Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 6: IRE vs SCO Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction. Ireland vs Scotland Preview Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction

For the first time in the Ireland Tri-Series, the bowlers had a day to remember.

Scotland, less than a month out from the World T20 Qualifier, took the Netherlands apart on Thursday. The seamers and spinners were equally as effective in limiting the Dutch, which has now given the Scots a chance to finish the series top of the table.

Hot on the heels are hosts Ireland, who have a fine record against Scotland in T20I cricket. Their performance last time out against the Netherlands was disappointing, so this final game is a chance to build some confidence ahead of the Qualifier tournament in the UAE next month.

Also read: Will Rohit Sharma succeed as a Test opener?

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Key to an Ireland win

The absence of Paul Stirling has not been ideal for Ireland. Despite this, the batsmen, led by Andy Balbirnie, have held their own. However, plenty rests on the top order to score well and quickly, given that the middle order contains quite a few accumulators. Skipper Gary Wilson, if needed, needs to deliver runs at a quicker rate. With Gareth Delany, Balbirnie and Harry Tector showing good form, a strong platform is needed.

Also, can the Irish bowlers restrict Scotland? They were able to do so earlier in the week, with Boyd Rankin and Gareth Delany particularly impressive. With a run rate of 10 an over common in this series, how many of Ireland’s bowlers can deliver an economy rate of less than 10? Can they get the better of Scotlands top order, who have looked dangerous this series?

Key to a Scotland win

Scotland’s net run rate of 1.845 is evidence of the good cricket they have played. They have been too strong for the Netherlands, but a win over Ireland will be a further boost given their less-than-impressive T20I record against the hosts. Yesterday, George Munsey, Calum McLeod, Richie Berrington and Ollie Hairs all made starts. Can one or two go on to make significant scores today?

Also, Scotland’s attack gelled very well yesterday against the Netherlands. The loss of Alasdair Evans to injury did not hamper the Scots, as five of the seven bowlers used were in the wickets. With Ireland relying significantly on their top order for quick, effective runs, early wickets will hold Scotland in good stead. Can the likes of Hamza Tahir and Adrian Neill keep Ireland quiet in the powerplay? With Tom Sole, Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington capable of being miserly, they can build pressure on Ireland’s middle order.

Possible Playing 11

Ireland: 1. Kevin O’Brien, 2. Gareth Delany, 3. Andy Balbirnie, 4. Harry Tector, 5. Gary Wilson (c & wk), 6. Lorcan Tucker, 7. Mark Adair, 8. Stuart Thompson, 9. David Delany, 10. George Dockrell, 11. Boyd Rankin

Scotland: 1. Kyle Coetzer (c), 2. George Munsey, 3. Calum MacLeod, 4. Richie Berrington, 5. Ollie Hairs, 6. Michael Leask, 7. Matthew Cross (wk), 8. Tom Sole, 9. Safyaan Sharif/Mark Watt, 10. Adrian Neill, 11. Hamza Tahir

Pitch and Conditions

Plenty of rain is expected from Saturday onwards in Dublin. Thankfully, the series ends today and the weather looks good. In regards to the pitch, it still remains good for batting even though there is signs of tiredness due to a number of matches on the square this week.

Stats and Facts

  • The team chasing has won the last four games in this Tri-Series.
  • Scotland have won just one of eight T20Is against Ireland.
  • No team has won back-to-back matches in this Tri-Series. Scotland can do so today.

Dream11 & MyTeam11 Prediction

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Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 6: IRE vs SCO Preview Dream11

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Ireland T20 Tri-Series Match 6: IRE vs SCO Preview Dream11

Match Prediction

An interesting final game in store. Scotland have been the form side, but Ireland have a great record against them.

Ireland could take this one out in a tight match.

Thanks for reading!

Also read: Will Rohit Sharma succeed as a Test opener?

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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