Scotland square off against Ireland in match 7 of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at Geelong Cricket Stadium in Hobart. Scotland are coming of thumping win over two time world champions West Indies while their opponents Ireland are coming of a huge defeat against Zimbabwe. Welcome to Scotland vs Ireland Match Preview.
Scotland are off to a positive start in the T20 World Cup 2022. Scottish side defeat West Indies by 42 runs. They got another task on hand against their neighboring country Ireland. The Scottish side were good with the bat and ball. A complete all round performance against the two time world champions.
George Munsey scored an unbeaten 66 runs. He will be key in providing solid start at the top of the order. Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask are the key players for Scotland. Spinners were dominant and played a key role in their opening game. Mark Watt and Leask combined picked up 5 wickets for 27 runs in 8 overs.
Ireland lost to Zimbabwe by 31 runs in their 1st match of the tournament. The bowlers were bang on in the early part of the Zimbabwe innings but Sikandar Raza brilliant knock shut them down. The experienced top order failed to score as Paul Stirling departed for 0. The game against Scotland is a must win game. If Ireland loss to Scotland then their hopes of qualifying for the main round seems impossible.
Joshua Little, Simi Singh were the top performers for Ireland. Curtis Campher, George Dockrell and Gareth Delany all got to starts but couldn’t convert into match winning performances. A tough competitor in the form of Scotland awaits them and they need to come good.
Match: Scotland vs Zimbabwe, Match 7
Tournament : ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Venue: Geelong Cricket Stadium, Hobart
Date& Time: 19th October @ 9:30 A.M IST
The Pitch at Geelong Cricket Stadium in Hobart has been tough for batting. Bowlers got the better of batsman on most occasions. The dimensions and slow outfield is an added advantage to bowlers.
The ball starts to grip a lot as the match progresses. Teams batting 1st have won 4 out of the 6 games played. Netherlands is the only team that has won batting second. Toss has played a key factor in the outcome of the match.
Average 1st Innings score: 152 Runs
Scotland vs Ireland Head to Head Record
Matches Played: 13
Scotland Won: 3
Ireland Won: 8
No Result: 2
Scotland vs Ireland Probable Playing XI
George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington (c), Calum MacLeod, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little