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United Arab Emirates vs Ireland, ST20 2021, Today Match Prediction

10 October 2021 | 10:30 | ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
139/3 in 16.1 8.60 winner
134/5 in 20.0 6.70

Toss Winner - United Arab Emirates won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner United Arab Emirates beat Ireland by 7 wickets

Man of the Match: Waseem Muhammad

Host UAE eye a strong comeback against Ireland

  • United Arab Emirates lost their opening game against Namibia played on Tuesday.
  • Zahoor Khan, Waseem Muhammad and Muhammad Usman have put in credible performances for the UAE in the game played against Namibia.
  • Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie have been bankable performers for Ireland in the T20 format.

Expect Ireland to beat United Arab Emirates by a comfortable margin.

  • Tournament: UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Toss: To Bat

uae vs ire Match Prediction & Analysis

Host United Arab Emirates will be looking to make strong comeback when they take on Ireland in the 2nd match of the 2021 UAE Summer T20 Bash played at ICC Academy Ground in Dubai on Thursday.

United Arab Emirates suffered 17-run defeat at the hands of Namibia in a game played on Tuesday.The hosts will be keen to put in an improved batting performance against Ireland.

On the other hand, Ireland will be looking to start their campaign on a winning note. Captain Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show in their opening clash against UAE.

Teams Preview

United Arab Emirates Preview

Despite losing their opening fixture, the home side will not make any changes to their final XI for this game.In the previous match, United Arab Emirates won the toss and opted to bowl first. The bowlers put in an decent effort  to restrict Namibia to a score of 159 runs in 20 overs.

For UAE, medium-pacer Zahoor Khan was the pick of the bowlers and finished with figures of 4 for 29 in his four overs. In the previous match, part-timer Waseem Muhammad put in a tidy performance and claimed 2 for 13 in his two overs.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Waseem Muhammad, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Usman and Basil Hameed to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the previous encounter, opener Waseem Muhammad played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 39 off 36 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.

Besides Waseem, Muhammad Usman scored 28 runs off 27 balls with the help of two sixes, whereas Basil Hameed chipped in with 20 runs off 12 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan, Waseem Muhammad, Zahoor Khan and Ahmed Raza to deliver timely breakthroughs.

United Arab Emirates Predicted Playing XI:

Ahmed Raza (c), Basil Hameed, Chirag Suri, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Waseem Muhammad, Zahoor Khan Kashif Daud, Muhammad Usman, Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Rohan Mustafa, Sultan Ahmed,

United Arab Emirates Key Players From Previous Game Of UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Suri 51 44 3 1 115.91
B Hameed 39 20 1 3 195
M Usman 32 31 4 0 103.23
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Meiyappan 4.0 0 25 4 6.25
A Raja 4.0 0 22 3 5.5
Z Khan 3.0 0 8 1 2.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Meiyappan 4.0 0 25 4 6.25
A Raja 4.0 0 22 3 5.5
Z Khan 3.0 0 8 1 2.67

United Arab Emirates Actual Playing XI:

Waseem Muhammad, Rohan Mustafa, Vritiya Aravind, Muhammad Usman, Kashif Daud, Ahmed Raza, Chirag Suri, Zahoor Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Basil Hameed, Akif Raja

Ireland Preview

Recently, Ireland completed a T20I series win over Zimbabwe played at home. The visitors will be keen to adjust well to the conditions and put in a decent effort against UAE.

In the batting department, the onus will be on opener Paul Stirling, veteran batsman Kevin O’Brien, Captain Andrew Balbirnie and Shane Getkate to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since October 2020, opener Paul Stirling has topped the batting charts for the Ireland in the T20 format. In eight matches played, Stirling has accumulated 277 runs at an average of 39.57 with one century to his name.

In the bowling department, the onus will on pace trio of Mark Adair, Shane Getkate and Josh Little to provide timely breakthroughs in this fixture.

George Dockrell and Simi Singh are two prominent spin options for Ireland for this game.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Andrew Balbirnie (c), Neil Rock (wk), Shane Getkate, Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Simi Singh, William McClintok, Josh Little, Mark Adair.

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Campher 22 16 0 1 137.5
G Delany 18 20 2 0 90
G Dockrell 17 17 0 1 100
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Little 4.0 0 24 1 6
C Young 4.0 0 43 1 10.75
M Adair 4.0 0 40 1 10
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Little 4.0 0 24 1 6
C Young 4.0 0 43 1 10.75
M Adair 4.0 0 40 1 10

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Kevin O'Brien, Simi Singh, Craig Young, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Ben White, Gareth Delany, Neil Rock, Andy Balbirnie

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 29 0 mm. 1.51 k/h From: SSW 0%
03h 29 0 mm. 1.58 k/h From: SSW 0%
06h 30 0 mm. 2.67 k/h From: WSW 0%
09h 32 0 mm. 4.46 k/h From: W 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 5.37 k/h From: W 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 4.82 k/h From: W 0%
18h 30 0 mm. 2.85 k/h From: W 0%
21h 29 0 mm. 2.19 k/h From: SSW 0%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game at ICC Academy Ground in Dubai is going to be good for batting.  The weather forecast for Thursday’s game is going to be sunny intervals with moderate breeze.

Venue Details

ICC Cricket Academy Stadium in Dubai is going to host the second T20I game between Ireland and United Arab Emirates.

In the five meeting between the two teams, United Arab Emirates have won two matches, whereas Ireland have come out on top on three occasions.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a competitive score on the board. The previous game was won by side batting first.

UAE vs IRE Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Ireland will fancy their chances of beating United Arab Emirates in this contest. With likes of Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie and Mark Adair in excellent form in the T20 format this season, Ireland will be keen to deliver a clinical performance against UAE.

Expect Ireland to beat United Arab Emirates by a comfortable margin.

Author: Shoaib Z.