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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for ICC Women's T20 WC India v Ireland

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana
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India would be riding high on confidence after winning both their matches against New Zealand and Pakistan. The encounter against Ireland should not be a very tough one for them.

Ireland are in a group along with Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand and India. All of these teams are stronger on paper than them. Their best chance came against Pakistan but the Women in Green also proved to be far too strong for the Irish girls. The fact that they could not compete against Pakistan says a lot about their chances of winning a game against one of the other better team.

Ireland were restricted to 93 runs in the opening match of the tournament. Their bowlers could only bag one wicket as the Aussies won by nine wickets.

In their second fixture against Pakistan, chasing a big target of 140, Ireland could only manage 101 runs and met with back to back defeats.

Openers Clare Shillington and Gaby Lewis and middle order batswoman Isobel Joyce are their best bets with the bat while Lucy OReilly would be the chief threat among the bowlers.

India would bank on the experienced Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues to take them to a big total. Leggie Poonam Yadav will be their biggest strength with the ball.

 

Let's have a look at the playing XIs of both teams.


India- Taniya Bhatia, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Dayalan Hemalatha, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav

Ireland- Clare Shillington, Gaby Lewis, Isobel Joyce, Laura Delany, Kim Garth, Eimear Richardson, Shauna Kavanagh, Mary Waldron, Lucy OReilly, Celeste Raack, Ciara Metcalfe

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – India

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Smriti Mandhana (India), Clare Shillington (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Poonam Yadav (India), Lucy OReilly (Ireland)

Most Sixes – Harmanpreet Kaur (India), Clare Shillington (Ireland)

Team Scores Batting First – India 150+, Ireland 90+

*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 soon, so stay tuned.

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