Oman, February 15, Friday at 03:15 PM IST
Ireland and Scotland will square off at Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman tomorrow noon for the fourth fixture of the Oman Quadrangular T20I Series 2019. Ireland tops the points table with 15 runs win over Oman in the opening encounter while Scotland is placed bottom-second following the 7 wickets defeat against the Netherlands in the opening fixture.
Scotland opener their Quadrangular T20 tournament campaign against the Netherlands in which they suffered 7 wickets loss while defending 153-7 on the board. Put into bat first, Scotland posted a creditable total of 153-7 at the end of twenty overs, courtesy Calum Macleod’s hard-fought 53 of 45 balls. After a blistering start from George Munsey, 32 from just 11 balls, Scotland were reduced to 44-4 at one time when Calum MacLeod resurrected the innings with his crucial fifty. In reply, a century stand between openers Stephan Myburgh (24) and Toby Visee (71 of 43) handed Dutch their first win of the tournament by 7 wickets and one ball to spare.
Scotland who is currently placed 11th in the ICC T20I ranking will have to put a better show with the ball when they face Ireland who is sitting at 18th position in ICC T20I ranking.
Skipper Paul Stirling led Ireland to a 15-run win over Oman in their opening encounter of Twenty20 Quadrangular Series in Oman. Paul Stirling’s 71 of 51 balls that included 11 fours and 1 six powered Ireland to a good total of 159-5 after which the bowlers did a very commendable job.
After thrashing the hosts, Ireland will now lock horns with Scotland who faced 7 wickets defeat against the Netherlands in their opening match. Both the teams will meet at Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman tomorrow noon.
Both the previous two games played at this venue have been a good contest between bat and ball. The first innings score in both the games was 150+ and the wicket remained the same in the second innings too. The bowlers also had their say on both the occasions – 10 wickets fell in the first game and 14 wickets fell in the second game.
Avg 1st inn score: 156
Avg 2nd inn score: 149
Highest Total: 159/5 (20 Ov) by IRE vs OMAN
Highest Chased: 154/3 (19.5 Ov) by NED vs SCO
Lowest Defended: 159/5 (20 Ov) by IRE vs OMAN
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The probable IRE vs SCO playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Stuart Poynter
Batsmen: Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Shane Getkate
All-rounder: Kevin O Brien, Simi Singh
Bowlers: George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin
Wicketkeeper: Matthew Cross
Batsmen: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace
All-rounder: Richie Berrington, Michael Leask
Bowlers: Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Ruaidhri Smith
Paul Stirling (c), Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Poynter (wk), Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Simi Singh, Shane Getkate, Joshua Little, Lorcan Tucker, Stuart Thompson, Andy McBrine, Harry Tector
Kyle Coetzer (c), Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Ruaidhri Smith, Chris Greaves, Adrian Neill, Hamza Tahir
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Fantasy picks from Ireland-
Paul Stirling was player of the match against Oman for his 51-balls 71
Andrew Balbirne Kevin O Brien and L Tucker are the other crucial batter in Ireland’s batting line up
Simi Singh was exceptional with the ball and returned with 3-15 in his spell of 3 overs
George Dockrell, Joshua Little, and Peter Chase shared two wickets apiece and will be crucial in the bowling line-up
Fantasy picks from Scotland-
George Munsey smashed 32 of just 11 deliveries to give a kickstart to Scotland against the Netherlands but couldn’t make it big. He will be crucial at the top.
Calum MacLeod scored a fifty in the first match and will be instrumental in the middle order
Safyaan Sharif, Mark watt and M Leask were the wicket-taking bowlers for Scotland
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