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Ireland vs United Arab Emirates Match Prediction: Ireland will play against the United Arab Emirates in the last match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers Group Stage on June 27, 2023, at Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo.
Ireland lost their 3rd match in a row against Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 133 which clearly showed the level of Ireland’s cricket just went down as they lost all of their last 3 matches in the Qualifiers even though they used to be a team that surprised England in 2011 World Cup but failed to win lower ranks team in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023.
Ireland’s performance in the tournament has been a big disappointment this year, as they were one of the top contenders to reach the main event of the World Cup but failed to do that, which can be a huge downfall for Ireland cricket in the future.
In the last match against the Sri Lanka side, Ireland could not capitalize on their chance to hold the situation when two wickets of Sri Lanka got out on back-to-back balls. However, in the last 5 overs, they did pick 5 wickets from Sri Lanka on a cheap score, but still, the middle-order bowling phase was quite disappointing for them. While batting, they have never been in any control while batting and the Hasaranga effect took them far away from the winning spot.
Ireland has one last chance to get their win in the next match against the United Arab Emirates, which is one of the weakest teams in the tournament.
United Arab Emirates had a disappointing campaign in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers as they lost all three matches till now in the tournament. They lost their last match against Scotland by 111 runs which was a disappointing loss by them because it was Scotland, not some top-ranked team.
The United Arab Emirates will be looking to win at least one match in the team to give their fans something to be happy about. They do have skills, but they are not able to play as one team, but they are going to take so much learning from the tournament after competing in the huge competition.
Ireland vs United Arab Emirates: ODI Head-to-Head Record
Ireland and the United Arab Emirates faced each other 8 times in ODI matches, in which Ireland won 7 times, and the United Arab Emirates won just one match. In the last 5 head to head matches against each other, Ireland won all 5 of them by quite a margin.
The last time they both faced each other was on January 18th, 2021, in which Ireland won the match by 112 runs. Curtis Campher was given the player of the match, but Simi Singh’s amazing performance should be awarded.
Pitch Report of Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for ICC World Cup Qualifiers Match between Ireland vs the United Arab Emirates on June 27, 2023
|Match Played||9 matches|
|Batting first won||4 matches won|
|Batting second won||4 matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||239 runs|
|Highest Team innings total||320/10 by Scotland vs Oman|
|Lowest Team innings total||91/10 by Hong Kong|
Bulawayo Athletic Club has been the best batting surface compared to other pitches in Zimbabwe, so the average score of the pitch went high from 223 to 239 runs after 5 matches played on the surface. However, the pitch started to open up, and cracks could be seen with the naked eye, which is a piece of good news for the spin bowlers and bad for batters.
It is going to be hard for the batter to find the same bounce and pace from the pitch as they did in their previous match on the same pitch, but in this team, the ball will slow down a bit, and spinners will try to hit the rough lengths.
Team Preview of Ireland Cricket Team
Ireland needs to give something to their fans in their last match against the United Arab Emirates, which will be their best chance to win the match because UAE is another underperforming team in the tournament.
Ireland’s main issue has been with their top order, which is not scoring enough runs to fight against other teams, which puts a lot of pressure on the middle order and lower order, who are failing to play as they wish.
Important players for the Ireland team in the match against Scotland
1- Mark Adair is one of the few players of Ireland who performed quite well in the qualifiers for his team as he picked up 9 wickets in 3 matches but was not able to perform well with the bat still, he is the highest wicket-taker for his team.
1- Harry Tector has not performed quite well according to his potential, and in the last match, he scored only 33. He has a great ODI record and can be crucial for the team. He played 35 ODI matches in which, scoring 1371 runs with an average of 50.77.
3- George Dockrell is another player who performed quite well for the team and scored in every match he played for the team also took wickets 3 wickets in the last 3 matches. He will be an important player in the next match as the pitch will assist his bowling.
Team Preview of United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is one of the newest teams in the World and is competing against some top cricket nations, but their performance was not quite good as they wished to be after qualifying for the qualifiers of World Cup 2023.
The team needs to come together as one and perform like an actually cricketing nation because they had quite a bad performance in the tournament.
Important players for the United Arab Emirates Team in the match against Ireland
1- Aayan Afzal Khan has been one of their best players, as their 17-year-old young bowling all-rounder did perform quite well in the tournament. He scored 84 runs and took 2 wickets in 3 matches which clearly shows how good he is as a 17-year-old player.
2- Vriitya Aravind scored quite well in the first two matches of the tournament as he scored 39 and 49 in both matches, but in the last match, he got out on a duck. He played 52 ODI matches and scored 1624 runs with an average of 33.14 which is quite good compared to other batters.
3- Ali Aamer Naseer is another young allrounder from the UAE who have the good potential to become one of the best. He scored 58 runs and took 4 wickets in 3 matches.
Ireland vs United Arab Emirates: Probable Playing 11 of Ireland Team
Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(w), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy
Ireland vs United Arab Emirates: Probable Playing 11 of United Arab Emirates Team
Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross(w), Brandon McMullen, Jack Jarvis, Richie Berrington(c), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole