It was a rainy day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as both games to be played were washed out. After a disappointing outcome for the fans and teams respectively, Australia and Ireland received a point each for their washed-out matches. They will now face each other in an all-important encounter in today’s t20 world cup match at the Gabba.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 31st October 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Australia vs Ireland- Previews and Betting Tips
The hosts are all set to take on the Irish, who have had quite an eventful tournament so far. Both teams have had tough games and washouts, bringing upon all the frustration. As of this moment, now, Ireland have inched past and is placed third with a slightly better NRR. However, Australia will look at this match as an opportunity to improve their NRR.
So far in this tournament, Australia has played 3 games and just earned a stand-alone win. The defending champions are fourth on the table while finding it completely difficult to compete. They lost their opening game to New Zealand by 89 runs while winning their second against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets. In addition, Marcus Stoinis’ fastest fifty by an Australian in T20s (59* off 18 balls) was the only highlight of the tournament for them. Their skipper, Aaron Finch, has been striking the ball at a strike rate of below 100. Nevertheless, they possess one of the best sides in the cricketing world.
Meanwhile, Ireland clinched a historic win over England, replicating their win over them from back in the 2011 World Cup. They have a knack for defeating world champions, from eliminating West Indies to beating England. Andrew Balbirnie top-scored with his 47-ball 62 in a memorable 5-run win, courtesy of the DLS method. Andrew Balbirnie top-scored with his 47-ball 62 in a memorable 5-run win, courtesy of the DLS method.
However, in their stand-alone meeting against Australia back in 2012, Australia won by 7 wickets. Shane Watson’s 3/26 and Mitchell Starc’s 2/20 helped restrict Ireland to a mere 123/7. While chasing, Shane Watson's 30-ball 51 helped seal the deal for the Aussies. As past form and the present squad has spoken for themselves, Australia are a far more dangerous side. They are favourites to win this encounter.
For betting tips, we advise you do your research to place reliable and credible bets. Keep in mind to bet on the right set of pacers, as the pitch and weather conditions are highly influential. In-game betting is the most preferred option. It provides the best returns on investment, courtesy of excellent match odds during live play.
Despite their struggle, the hosts have some tricks up their sleeves and players who can get them out of this situation. Despite his poor run with the bat, Aaron Finch will certainly be the key to the hosts scoring well. He has 202 runs to his name in his recent 10 games. Alongside him is the southpaw David Warner, amassing 182 runs in just 6 games. Following that comes the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Pat Cummins who will be counted on immensely. Josh and Pat have been among the wickets frequently, with 10 and 9 wickets in their past 9 matches. This should be an easy win for Australia.
Squad: Aaron Finch(C), Matthew Wade(wk), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Tim David, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
Meanwhile, the Irish would be keeping high hopes from skipper Andrew Balbirnie. His knock of 62 in 47 balls got his total to 239 runs in the past 10 games. Alongside him is wicketkeeper batter, Lorcan Tucker. He has 246 runs in his past 10 games with a strike rate of well over 130. What has worked wonders for them is when it comes to defending. Josh Little has been right on the money with his bowling tactics. He has 13 scalps under his belt in the past 10 games at a very healthy economic rate. He will be accompanied by Gareth Delany, who has amassed 10 wickets in his previous 10 matches. This encounter won’t be easy, but Ireland won’t give up without a fight.
Squad: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(C), Lorcan Tucker(wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little
Also, Read >> T20 Cricket World Cup Predictor
Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast has predicted the match day to be partly cloudy with temperatures between 29 to 24 degrees. There are zero to no precipitation chances with humidity being moderately high at 61%. It’ll be quite windy with speed being around 24 km/h.
As for the pitch conditions, the Gabba is known to be fast and bouncy. The pacers will thrive at this venue with the help they are bound to receive from the surface. The ball comes onto the bat nicely because of being a bouncy and fast track. This allows batters to play their shots and get complete value for them. The pacers will thrive at this venue with the help they are bound to receive from the surface.
Australia vs Ireland: Betting Tips
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