After a triumphant victory over the two-time T20 World Cup champions, Scotland is all set to battle Ireland next. This will be the seventh match of the competition and their second match individually in the group stage phase.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 19th October 2022, 9:30 am IST
- Venue: Blundstone Arena, Bellerive, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Scotland vs Ireland- Previews and Betting Tips
Twenty20 seems to be a challenging arena for a team to work out their tactics in a short period. Speaking about Scotland, they have had the worst time up until their most recent game. They lost four games on a trot and finally won a match in their season’s opening game against West Indies.
Being asked to bat first, Scotland’s George Munsey scored a staggering 66* off 53 and got his side to a solitary total of 160/5. Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph picked up two wickets a piece. While chasing, Jason Holder put up a great show with his 38 but couldn’t help his side. Michael Leask and Brad Wheal’s brace, alongside Mark Watt’s 3 for 12 helped Scotland bundle out the Windies for a mere 118.
On the other hand, Ireland faced a disappointing defeat against Zimbabwe. Simi Singh & Mark Adair bagged two wickets each, while Joshua Little claimed 3/24. Sikandar Raza came to the rescue, scored a swashbuckling 82 off 48 balls, and got Zimbabwe to 174/7. In reply, Ireland were restricted to 143/9 courtesy of Blessing Muzarabani’s 3/23.
This loss faced by Ireland brought their recent five matches record to 3 losses, and 2 wins out of five games. Regardless of losing their last match, Ireland is the favorite to win the upcoming encounter.
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The Scottish side achieved a great victory over the former World Champions and will look confident on the ground. They have a good opening batting pair and a line-up that goes a long way. They have enough firepower to get them to a good score. In the past 10 games, George Munsey and Richie Berrington have done exceptionally well for their side. They scored 236 and 215 runs, respectively, with the bat.
Mark Watt has 10 scalps under his belt in the past 10 games and is taking care of the bowling department. Joining him is Josh Davey, who has a whopping 9 scalps in just 5 games. With a balanced side like this, they ought to perform well.
Squad: George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross(wk), Richie Berrington(C), Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal
Although the Irish side has won 2 out of 5 games in their recent matches, they have performed poorly on the ground. They do have the batting lineup and bowlers to get them over the line, but the team needs to work together to get a hard-earned win. They couldn’t handle Zimbabwe, and now they’ll be taking on a much more confident Scotland.
Lorcan Tucker & George Dockrell scored 245 and 221 runs in their past 10 games with the bat. Meanwhile, snatching the real limelight are Joshua Litte and Gareth Delany with the ball. The duo have 16 wickets and 10 wickets, respectively in the past 10 games and will prove very effective in this encounter.
Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh.
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Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast predicts zero to no precipitation during the match day hours with as high as 64% humidity. It is expected to be partly cloudy, with temperatures hovering around 19 degrees.
The Blundstone Arena, also known as the Bellerive Oval, is claimed to be a batting paradise. The venue is known for its high-scoring matchups and batters getting high scores. However, any team who wins the toss prefers chasing and batting second. They receive value for their shots as the ball comes easy onto the bat.
Scotland vs Ireland: Betting Tips
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