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SCO vs IRE Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: T20 World Cup 2022 Match 7

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Hobart in October is cold, but it does not compare to how Scotland treated West Indies on Monday afternoon. As a result, the Scots can take a massive step towards qualification to the Super 12s with victory against an Ireland side looking to bounce back after also getting treated with disdain against the Sikandar Raza-inspired Zimbabwe.

So, there is everything to gain for Scotland, and no room for error for the Irish. So much is on the line here that stomach for the fight is super important, and Ireland in particular need to find that after collapsing in a heap in the powerplay two nights ago. If they don’t, then their tournament is over, which will be a huge disappointment given their potential and encouraging 3-2 series win recently over Afghanistan.

Ireland have won seven of ten completed T20Is against Scotland, including three in T20 World Cup Qualifiers between 2008 and 2012. But, Scotland is an ever-improving unit these days, highlighted by their efforts in last year’s World Cup, as well as how they brushed West Indies aside with incredible efficiency. So, strap yourselves in, this could be quite the contest.

SCO vs IRE Possible Playing XI

George Munsey is in doubt after picking up an injury against West Indies. If he misses out, Scotland could bring in batting all-rounder Brandon McMullen or keeper-batsman Craig Wallace, and elevate Calum MacLeod to opener.

Scotland: 1. George Munsey, 2. Michael Jones, 3. Matthew Cross (wk), 4. Richie Berrington (c), 5. Calum MacLeod, 6. Michael Leask, 7. Chris Greaves, 8. Mark Watt, 9. Josh Davey, 10. Safyaan Sharif, 11. Brad Wheal

Ireland may look to stick with the same team that had a disappointing defeat against Zimbabwe.

Ireland: 1. Paul Stirling, 2. Andy Balbirnie (c), 3. Lorcan Tucker (wk), 4. Harry Tector, 5. Curtis Campher, 6. George Dockrell, 7. Gareth Delaney, 8. Mark Adair, 9. Simi Singh, 10. Barry McCarthy, 11. Josh Little

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Scotland:

  • George Munsey batted beautifully against West Indies (66*), as he stayed calm even when his scoring rate slowed down. Against Ireland, Munsey has scored 190 runs in eight matches at an average of 23.75 and superb strike rate of 163.79.
  • Watch out for Matthew Cross. The keeper-batsman has an excellent record against Ireland, with 234 runs in eight outings at an average of 39.00 and strike rate of 145.34.
  • Calum MacLeod vs Ireland: 7 inns, 177 runs, avg. 35.40, SR 126.43.
  • Ireland’s lineup is full of right-handers, so watch out for Mark Watt. The left-arm spinner was outstanding against West Indies (3/12), and he has seven wickets in six matches against Ireland.
  • Michael Leask was superb against West Indies (2/15). But, the Ireland lineup is full of right-handers, so how Scotland use him will be interesting to see. Chris Greaves may get a bowl with his legspin.
  • Safyaan Sharif has taken the most wickets for Scotland against Ireland (11) at an average of 23.45 and economy of 8.41.

Ireland:

  • Paul Stirling will be relieved that Scotland don’t have a left-arm seamer in their lineup. But, his form is a significant worry. After the duck against Zimbabwe, Stirling has scored just 20 runs in his last eight T20 matches.
  • Stirling has a great record against Scotland (5 inns, 248 runs, avg. 49.60, SR 166.44), and Ireland will be hoping he displays those sort of numbers today.
  • Andy Balbirnie has a strike rate of 157.14 in six T20Is against Scotland (198 runs, avg. 33.00, HS 74). Also, the skipper has scored the most runs for Ireland this year (467) at an average of 23.35 and strike rate of 130.44.
  • George Dockrell was one of the few batsmen to show resistance for Ireland against Zimbabwe. He is having a good year with the bat, with 356 runs at an average of 32.36 and strike rate of 144.12.
  • Josh Little is also having a great year, but with the ball. His 3/24 against Zimbabwe propelled him to 31 wickets in just 20 T20Is in 2022, with a strike rate of 14.3.
  • Mark Adair will be key in the powerplay and death overs. The seamer has taken 23 wickets in 21 T20Is this year (econ. 8.64), including 2/39 last match against Zimbabwe. One wicket came in the 16th over and the other in the 20th.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 13, Ireland 7, Scotland 3, N/R 1.
  • George Munsey has the best strike rate for Scotland in T20Is (143.61) among players with at least 100 runs.
  • Richie Berrington played in the first Ireland vs Scotland T20I, way back in 2008. The skipper has scored 200 runs in 11 T20Is against the Irish at an average of 25.00 and strike rate of 126.58.
  • George Dockrell recently went unbeaten in all five matches against Afghanistan: 10*, 25*, 58*, 41* and 7*.

Bellerive Oval Hobart Pitch Report and Weather

Teams batting first continue to enjoy success at Hobart. Chasing teams have won approximately just 20% of T20s on this ground in the past three years, so batting first and posting a score of 160+ will be a tough chase.

A mostly clear day is forecast for Hobart, with a top of about 20 degrees.

SCO vs IRE Dream11 Prediction Today 19 October 2022

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

SCO vs IRE Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: T20 World Cup 2022 Match 7 | IRE vs SCO Dream11 Prediction | Hobart Pitch Report
T20 World Cup 2022 Match 7: SCO vs IRE Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

SCO vs IRE Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: T20 World Cup 2022 Match 7 | IRE vs SCO Dream11 Prediction | Hobart Pitch Report
T20 World Cup 2022 Match 7: IRE vs SCO Dream11 Prediction

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Lorcan Tucker
  • Batsmen: George Dockrell, George Munsey
  • All-Rounders: Michael Leask
  • Bowlers: Josh Little, Mark Adair, Mark Watt

T20 World Cup 2022 Match 7: SCO vs IRE Match Prediction – Who will win?

Tough call. Perhaps the team batting first is likelier to win, especially if they can score above 150.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
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 been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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