Hong Kong vs Ireland, free match prediction 07 Oct 2019

07 Oct 2019 | 16:00 | Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket, Al Amarat, Oman
142/9 in 20.0 7.10
208/5 in 20.0 10.40 winner

Hong Kong Vs Ireland betting odds

HK

8.75

IRE

1.03

Ireland beat Hong Kong by 66 runs

Hong Kong in search of their first win against dejected Ireland!

  • Ireland has one win in their two encounters while Hong Kong has lost in both their matches played so far
  • Hong Kong has a 2-0 win-loss against Ireland in the T20Is
  • Both teams lost their respective encounters against hosts Oman

Ireland will win the match!

  • Tournament: Oman Pentangular T20I Series 2019
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket, Al Amarat, Oman
  • Toss: To Bowl

Oman Pentangular T20I Series 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Oman 2 2 0 0 0 4 2.33
Nepal 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.382
Ireland 2 1 1 0 0 2 -0.7
Netherlands 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.868
Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 0 0 -1.267
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 2.33 2 2 0 0 0
2 0.382 1 1 0 0 0
2 -0.7 2 1 1 0 0
0 -0.868 1 0 1 0 0
0 -1.267 2 0 2 0 0
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Match Preview

Oman T20I series is up and running with all teams playing their opening matches in the first two days. Both Ireland and Hong Kong have played two back-to-back matches in the last two days.

Ireland started with an impressive win over the Netherlands in their opening match by 6 wickets. But they will be dejected with their loss against Oman in the last match and will look to win this match and move ahead in the points table.

Hong Kong, on the other end, has lost both its matches against Oman and Nepal and is struggling to find momentum. They need to win some matches before playing the ICC T20I qualifiers later. Ireland and Hong Kong will put their best game in this match to get some important win under their belt.

Teams Preview

Hong Kong Preview

Hong Kong team failed to defend the target against both Nepal and Oman in the last two matches. Their batting unit scored 95 & 125 runs in the 20 overs against Oman & Nepal respectively. Nizakat Khan, Waqas Barkhat, and Kinchit Shah got starts with the 20s & 30s but failed to convert them into big scores. Their batting unit needs to score consistently and put some good scores on board. Kyle Christie and Nasrulla Rana bowled well to take twoi wickets each to leave Nepal reeling at 36/6 in 6 overs. Skipper Kinshit Shah and Ehsan Khan chipped with a wicket each to add pressure on the opposition batsmen. But, other bowlers failed to contribute from their giving away easy runs. Hong Kong will need to much-improved performance with the bat and ball in this match.

Key Players:

Kinchit Shah – Skipper Shah put a brilliant all-round show with 31 runs and a good spell of 3-0-18-1 in their match against Nepal. He took the big wicket of Paras Khadka in the first ball of the bowling innings.
Nasrulla Rana – Nasrulla Rana bowled a brilliant spell of 4-014-2 in the last match and troubled the Nepal Top order. He has taken all his 3 wickets inside 6 overs in this series. He can upset the rhythm of the batting unit with early wickets.

Hong Kong Predicted Playing XI:

Aarush Bhagwat (wk), Kinchit Shah (c), Nizakat Khan, Raag Kapur, Shahid Wasif, Ahsan Abbasi, Waqas Barkat, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Kyle Christie, Nasrulla Rana

Hong Kong Key Players From Previous Game Of Oman Pentangular T20I Series 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
W Barkat 37 47 2 0 78.72
K Shah 31 31 2 1 100
R Kapur 3 2 0 0 150
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Christie 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
N Rana 4.0 0 14 2 3.5
K Shah 3.0 0 18 1 6
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Christie 4.0 0 25 2 6.25
N Rana 4.0 0 14 2 3.5
K Shah 3.0 0 18 1 6

Hong Kong Actual Playing XI:

Scott McKechnie, Ahsan Abassi, Kinchit Shah, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Nasrulla Rana, Raag Kapur, Kyle Christie, Haroon Arshad, W Barkat, Nizakat Khan, Ehsan Khan

Ireland Preview

Ireland will be disappointed with their loss against Oman after their impressive performances against top teams like England, Afghanistan, and Pakistan this year. Ireland started briskly in the chase with a good 50-run partnership between Andrew Balbirnie and Kevin O Brian inside 5 overs. But their middle-order kept losing wickets at regular intervals and they slumped from 68/2 in 6 overs to 130-all out.

Their bowling unit has given away 170 runs in both the matches played this series. Mark Adair and Stuart Thompson took two wickets each and did not give any quick runs to the opposition. Craig Young, Gareth Delany, Shane Getkate despite taking a wicket each were unable to contain the batsmen giving runs at over 9 RPO. Their bowlers must try to restrict the opposition to the average score in this match.

Key Players:

Kevin O Brian – Kevin started the match with his 16-ball 39 in the powerplay to take his team to 68 runs in the powerplay. He smashed 4 massive sixes and 2 boundaries in this knock.
Mark Adair – Mark Adair has taken 4 wickets in this series at the economy rate of 6 RPO bowling with the new ball. He will look to continue his good from with the ball in this match too.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Shane Getkate, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (c & wk), Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of Oman Pentangular T20I Series 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
G Wilson 5 7 0 0 71.43
G Dockrell 5 6 0 0 83.33
P Stirling 4 6 1 0 66.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Richard Adair 4.0 0 28 2 7
S Thompson 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
C Young 4.0 0 43 1 10.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Richard Adair 4.0 0 28 2 7
S Thompson 4.0 0 21 2 5.25
C Young 4.0 0 43 1 10.75

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Kevin O'Brien, Mark Richard Adair, Simi Singh, SR Thompson, WB Rankin, Paul Stirling, GC Wilson, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Al Amerat will be hot and humid on the match day and we can expect temperatures in early 30s on the match day.

Venue Details

The pitch is assisting the seamers and they are enjoying bowling with the new ball here. Batsmen will score runs easily once the ball gets softer. The average first innings score here is 140-150 runs.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing teams have won more than 80% of matches played at this venue and we expect the captains to chase down the total here.

Winning Prediction

Ireland has more experienced players than Hong Kong in their team as they have played against bigger nations more often than their counterparts. Hong Kong will look to put an improved show in this match and gave a tough fight to the strong Irish team. We expect Ireland to win this match.

Ireland will win the match!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar