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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: UAE vs Ireland 2021 - 1st ODI

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling

The 1st ODI of the 4-match series between UAE and Ireland will be played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

LIVE - UAE vs Ireland 2021 - 1st ODI

Ireland have won each of their last 5 matches against UAE. The last match between the two teams was played in March 2018 when Ireland won by a massive margin of 226 runs via the D/L method.

The other four matches have also been pocketed by Ireland by 67 runs, 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining), 8 wickets (with 49 balls remaining) and 85 runs.

Muhammad Usman and Basil Hameed are the top batsmen for UAE. Ahmed Raza and Junaid Siddique are their leading bowlers.

Ireland will bank on Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie for the bulk of their runs while the bowling load will be on the shoulders of Craig Young and Josh Little.

Ireland have won one and lost 4 of their last 5 matches. After West Indies beat them by 1 wicket and 5 wickets, England won by 6 wickets and 4 wickets before Ireland pulled one back by 7 wickets.

UAE have won 3 of their last 5 matches. Their last win came against Namibia in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.

  Let's have a look at the squads:

UAE - Ahmed Raza (c), Waheed Ahmad, Vriitya Aravind, Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Boota, Kashif Daud, Zawar Farid, Basil Hameed, Zahoor Khan, Aryan Lakra, Karthik Meiyappan, CP Rizwaan, Alishan Sharafu, Adithya Shetty, Junaid Siddique

Ireland - Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Ireland

Who will win? – Ireland

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Muhammad Usman (UAE), Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ahmed Raza (UAE), Joshua Little (Ireland)

Most Sixes – Basil Hameed (UAE), Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Man of the Match –  Paul Stirling

Team Scores Batting first – UAE 160+, Ireland 270+

 Match Handicap Ireland 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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