Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Ireland T20I Tri-Series - Ireland v Scotland
The third match of the Ireland T20I tri-series will be played between Ireland and Scotland at The Village in Dublin.
Ireland and Scotland are the best two teams of the Ireland T20 tri-series and it is expected to be a close encounter. Although, Ireland have more International experience, they are not going through the best of phases and recently lost to Afghanistan while drawing level against Zimbabwe.
The fact that Scotland beat Netherlands comfortably in the last match further pushes the scales in their favour. Scotland's opening batsmen, George Munsey and skipper Kyle Coetzer, who put up an exhibition against Netherlands, are expected to star yet again.
It was expected that the Scotland openers will score the most runs for the team and this is exactly what happened with Munsey slamming a rapid ton. With the ball, Alasdair Evans and Adrian Neill picked up two wickets each against Netherlands and will continue leading the Scotland bowling attack.
After Ireland's first match of the series was washed out, they would want to start on a positive note. Ireland's top four Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Gary Wilson and Andrew Balbirnie will have the onus of putting runs on the board for the team. Balbirnie, in particular, has been in fine form of late.
George Dockrell and Boyd Rankin will be the main men with the ball for Ireland.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Scotland- Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Ollie Hairs, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Adrian Neill
Ireland- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Gary Wilson (c, wk), Andrew Balbirnie, Stuart Thompson, Mark Adair, Shane Getkate, David Delany, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Jacob Mulder
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Ireland
Who will win? – Scotland
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kyle Coetzer (Scotland), Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Alasdair Evans (Scotland), George Dockrell (Ireland)
Most Sixes – George Munsey (Scotland), Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Man of the Match – George Munsey
Team Scores Batting first – Scotland 180+, Ireland 165+
Match Handicap Scotland
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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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