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| On Oct 17, 2021 7:30 PM IST

IRE vs NED T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of Ireland

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IRE Playing 11: In the Match 3 of the T20 World Cup 2021, Ireland team will be up against the Netherlands team. It will be an interesting fixture between the talented teams to qualify for the Super 12 stage. They won both their warmup fixtures in the past week.

In their last warmup fixture, it was spirited performance from the team to secure a confidence boosting victory against Bangladesh by 33 runs. The team posted a total of 177 on the board, on the back of 88 from Gareth Delany, and 20+ from Stirling, Balbirnie, and Tector. While Mark Adair returned with 3, and duo of Young-Little picked 2 wickets each.


Team News

  • The team is expected to boast their first choice players for this fixture.
  • No injury issues in the Ireland team ahead of their game against Netherlands.

IRE Playing 11 (likely)

The Ireland team registered two victories in 2 warmup matches and will be positive ahead of their opening fixture against Netherlands. The team has a good mix of experienced players and youngsters, who are coming into this T20 World Cup after fine performances in the international and domestic series.

The team’s top 4 can be Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Kevin O’ Brien, and Gareth Delany. The players like Simi Singh, George Dockrell, and Mark Adair can provide all round contributions to the team and the wicket keeper will be Neil Rock. While the bowlers like Craig Young and Benjamin White, Joshua Little will be included due to their good form.

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IRE Playing 11 (likely)

1. Andrew Balbirnie (c)
2. Paul Stirling
3. Gareth Delany
4. Kevin O’Brien
5. George Dockrell
6. Simi Singh
7. Mark Adair
8. Neil Rock (wk)
9. Craig Young
10. Josh Little
11.  Benjamin White

Ireland Squad

Ireland Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.


Where to Watch IRE vs NED Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH IRE vs NED LIVE on Star Sports 1 HD and Disney+ Hotstar app. The both teams will meet up to qualify for the Super 12 stage, where they will play against the top cricket teams in the world. This fixture is expected to garner attention and thereby viewership for the Star Network, which will telecast the IRE vs NED T20 World Cup 2021 live on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. There are very lucrative offers by the telecom operators for the customers to buy Disney+ Hotstar VIP packs for watching T20 World Cup 2021. All the matches will be broadcasted by the Star Sports Network.


4 Fantasy picks for Ireland vs Netherlands from IRE

1. Andrew Balbirnie

The top order batsman and the leader of Ireland team will be upbeat due to his fine performances in the warmup matches and form in the domestic season of 2021. He will be a quality pick due to his ability to stabilize the team in a fine fashion and keep the run rate steady.

Name Matches Runs Average
Andrew Balbirnie 54 1109 23.59

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2. Paul Stirling

The swasbuckling opener of the Ireland team will certainly be one of the best picks for this fixture. Although he has not fired lately, but still has the potential and proven abilities to win the match single handedly for the Ireland team by his ball striking capabilities.

Name Matches Runs Average
Paul Stirling 89 2495 30.80

3. Simi Singh

Simi has been a consistent contributor for the Ireland team in the limited overs format. He has been in fine batting form in this year, and can scalp key wickets of the opposition as well.In 34 T20I matches, Simi has scalped 29 wickets and scored 250 runs.

Name Matches Wickets/Runs Average
Simi Singh 34 29/250 25.48/10.86

4. Craig Young

One of the most talented bowlers in the Ireland Cricket has been taking wickets in a consistent manner, whether be it the domestic tournament or the Warmup matches. He has been perfect with his variations in the death overs and take wickets off the new ball as well.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Craig Young 40 34 29.35

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