Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Oman Pentangular T20I Series 2019 - Ireland v Nepal

Kevin O Brien
Kevin O Brien
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The 8th match of the Oman Pentangular T20I Series 2019 will be played between Ireland and Nepal at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Al Amarat in Oman.

Nepal have won both their matches of the pentangular series till now. They began with a 4-wicket win over Hong Kong and then beat Netherlands by 4 wickets.

Sandeep Lamichhane and KC Karan were the top wicket-takers for the team in that game. Karan, coming on the back of a 4-wicket haul, picked up another 4-fer whereas Lamichhane also took 4 whill being extremely economical.

Despite contributions from Paras Khadka and Binod Bhandari, Nepal were struggling to chase the total. It was Karan heroics with the bat that helped them whin on the second-last ball of the match.

They will be up against Ireland, who began the series on a great note with a 6-wicket win over Netherlands. They will bank on openers Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien, centurion of the last match, to get them off to a good start. Andrew Balbirnie and Harry Tector are two talented batsmen in their middle order. With the ball, Mark Adair, George Dockrell and Craig Young will be in charge.

Ireland and Nepal have only met once in T20Is before which was in the ICC men's T20 World Cup qualifier in 2015. Nepal then were still in their infancy and were bowled out for 53. A total which Ireland chased down in just eight overs and won by eight wickets.

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

Ireland- Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Shane Getkate, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young

Nepal- Binod Bhandari, Paras Khadka, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Sompal Kami, Aarif Sheikh, Pawan Sarraf, KC Karan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Abinash Bohara

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Ireland

Who will win? – Ireland

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Paras Khadka (Nepal), Kevin O Brien (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Craig Young (Ireland)

Most Sixes –  Paras Khadka (Nepal),  Kevin O Brien (Ireland)

Man of the Match –  Kevin O Brien

Team Scores Batting first –  Nepal 145+, Ireland 160+

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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