Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Oman Pentangular T20I Series 2019 - Hong Kong v Ireland
The 6th match of the Oman T20I Series 2019 will be played between Hong Kong and Ireland at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Al Amarat in Oman.
Hong Kong and Ireland have only played four T20s against each other, out of which two have been abandoned. Of the two matches that have been completed, Hong Kong have won both, which is quite surprising given that Ireland is the more accomplished team.
The last completed match between the two teams was played on Hong Kong's tour of Ireland in 2016 when chasing a target of 170, Ireland were bundled out for 129.
Hong Kong played the opening match of the series against Oman and despite a decent 30-run opening partnership, they could only manage 96 runs from their 20 overs with nothing much to talk about among their batsmen. Off spinner Ehsan Khan looked impressive but the total was too small to defend as Hong Kong lost by 7 wickets.
On the contrary, Ireland, on the back of two wickets each from Mark Adair and Craig Young, first restricted Netherlands to 167. Their batting then did the rest with Harry Tector being the top-scorer with an unbeaten 47 off just 26 deliveries. Openers Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien also looked comfortable in the middle.
Ireland would be very confident going into this game after their victory in the last match and are expected to win.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Hong Kong- Ahsan Abbasi, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Shahid Wasif, Kyle Christie, Nasrulla Rana, Aarush Bhagwat, Scott McKechnie, Waqas Barkat
Ireland- Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Kevin O Brien, Gary Wilson, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Shane Getkate, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Ireland
Who will win? – Ireland
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Harry Tector (Ireland), Nizakat Khan (Hong Kong)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Adair (Ireland), Ehsan Khan (Hong Kong)
Most Sixes – Kevin O Brien (Ireland), Nizakat Khan (Hong Kong)
Man of the Match – Kevin O Brien
Team Scores Batting first – Ireland 165+, Hong Kong 130+
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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