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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 - Ireland v Nigeria

Paul Stirling - Ireland

The 35th match of the ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 will be played between Ireland and Nigeria at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Nigeria are placed at the last spot in the group B of the ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019. The team has lost all of its four matches and is yet to open their account. The extent of the competition displayed by the team can be judged by the fact that their net run rate is at a terrible -3.782.

Nigeria will be up against Ireland, who are placed at the fifth spot in group B of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. The team has won 2 and lost 2 out of their 4 matches. With 4 points, Ireland have a net run rate of +0.265.

Ireland last faced Canada and conceded 156 runs despite opener Paul Stirling getting a start with 23 runs, Harry Tector scoring 22 and Stuart Thompson 28. They fell short by 10 runs.

Paul Stirling is the top-scorer for Ireland and the second-highest in the tournament with 168 runs from 4 matches at an average of 42. Stirling has the highest of 72 and has scored at a strike rate of almost 135. Mark Adair is the team's highest wicket-taker with 5 wickets from four games.

Nigeria played their last match against United Arab Emirates which they lost by five wickets. Batting first, Nigeria's scorecard looked quite weird. After losing both openers Daniel Ajekun and Sulaimon Runsewe for just two runs, 
Nigeria went into a shell.

Although Chimezie Onwuzulike and Joseph Adedeji remained unbeaten for 46 and 51 respectively, they made no attempt to put their foot on the pedal, both batting at a strike rate of under 110 as Nigeria ended at 111-3 from their 20 overs.

Apart from Sylvester Okpe, Nigerian bowlers could not have an impact as the team surrendered meekly.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Ireland- Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, David Delany, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Thompson

Nigeria- Daniel Ajekun, Leke Oyede, Joseph Adedeji, Isaac Okpe, Ademola Onikoyi, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Sulaimon Runsewe, Chima Akachukwu, Abiodun Abioye, Daniel Gim, Sylvester Okpe


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Ireland

Who will win? – Ireland

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Chimezie Onwuzulike (Nigeria), Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sylvester Okpe (Nigeria), Mark Adair (Ireland)

Most Sixes – Chimezie Onwuzulike (Nigeria), Harry Tector (Ireland)

Player of the Match –  Harry Tector

Team Scores Batting first – Nigeria 120+, Ireland 150+

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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