It will be one of the tournament favourites Ireland who will face Jersey in the 32nd match of ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers. Both teams have managed to win a match each in the tournament so far and need to win all their remaining matches to go through to the last 4 stages. Ireland is one of strongest teams in the competition but hasn’t managed to remain at the top of the points table.
Ireland has played mediocre cricket which has resulted in them winning 2 out of the 4 matches they have played so far. O the other hand, Jersey has managed to win 2 out of the 3 matches and stands a substantial chance of going further in the tournament.
Venue- Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi
Date- 25th October 2019
Ireland has been inconsistent in the tournament which hasn’t really allowed them to top the points table. Opener Paul Stirling has been one of the most consistent performers for Ireland and will look to continue the good work.
The likes of Kevin O’ Brien ad Andrew Balbirnie are important members in the batting department while Boyd Rankin will spearhead the bowling attack. As of now no news of injury or unavailability of any player has been reported.
Predicted Playing XI
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (C&WK), Mark Adair, Stuart Thompson, George Dockrell, David Delany, Boyd Rankin
Despite losing the previous game, Jersey has managed to sage some impressive performances which saw them winning the first two matches against Nigeria and UAE. Stevens has done a great job with the bat for them. The likes of Jonty Jenner and Nick Ferraby will also play a very important role for them. Charles Perchard has led them pretty well in the tournament so far.
Predicted Playing XI
Nick Ferraby, Harrison Carlyon, Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner, Nick Greenwood, Ben Ward, Corey Bisson, Dom Blampied, Jake Dunford (WK), Charles Perchard (C), Elliot Miles.
It has been an indifferent tournament for both the teams. While Ireland has won 2 out of the 4 matches they have played so far, Jersey has managed to beat Nigeria and UAE while they lost the 3rd match against Canada by 53 runs. Meanwhile, Ireland defeated Hong Kong and Oman while lost against UAE and Canada.
IRE vs JER Dream 11 Team
Wicket-keepers- Gary Wilson
Batsmen- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Nick Ferraby, Jonty Jenner
All-rounders- Ben Stevens, George Dockrell, Stuart Thompson
Bowlers- Boyd Rankin, Charles Perchard, Mark Adair
Paul Stirling- The heavily built right-handed batsmen have been one of the most consistent batsmen for Ireland without an iota of doubt. He has already scored a couple of half-centuries in the tournament with scores of 72 and 62 against UAE and Hong Kong respectively. In his T20 career, Stirling has managed to score 1806 runs at an impressive average of 29 and a strike rate of 137.75.
Kevin O’Brien- He hasn’t been in the best of forms in the tournament so far but given his consistency over a period of time, Kevin O’Brien could be a good option. He has just scored 59 runs in the tournament. However, in the previous tournament Kevin O’Brien looked in great touch and scored 191 in the series with the highest score of 124 against Oman.