IRE vs HK Dream11 Prediction : Hong Kong face enormous challenge in the form of Ireland
Ireland came into the five countries T20 series touted as overwhelming favourites and the side were quick to justify the massive statue accorded on their head. Sweeping past Netherlands in their opening match by 6 wickets with 10 balls to spare, the side began the series in pristine fashion, a result they’ll be looking to reciprocate against Hong Kong today.
Although their bowling was a bit off its shine against Netherlands as their bowling unit allowed the opposition to make a healthy 167, Ireland’s strong bating unit was quick to dismiss any notions of this being a jittery run chase for the side. Regular partnerships were stitched across the course of their entire run chase, a discourse which saw them flay Netherland’s bowling unit and get their side past the finishing line with consummate ease.
Elsewhere, things were not so kind for Hong Kong who were left ruing a result which could have gone their way. In the end, the side were left suffering the brunt of their sordid batting display, one which saw the side put on just 125 runs on the scoreboard, a total too small for their bowlers to defend despite the most resilient and determined of their efforts. The 4 wicket defeat doesn’t bode well for them ahead of today’s imminent clash against an Ireland side who’ll be ready to pounce on the slightest bit of slip up from Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Vs Ireland Pitch Report
Despite this being the second encounter of the day to be contested over here, it shouldn’t play much hindrance to the solid batting conditions prevelant with the surface playing more or less in the manner it has till now. It might slow down a bit come the second part of the encounter, seeing the side winning the toss choosing to bat first and pile on a big score.
Probable Playing 11
Aizaz Khan (C), Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Khan, Ahsan Abbasi, Scott McKechnie (WK), Raag, Ehsan Khan, Waqas Barkat, Nasrulla Rana, Mohammad Ghazanfar
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Gary Wilson (C, WK), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young
T20 Series 2019
Match: Hong Kong Vs Ireland
Date And Time: 7th October, Monday- 3:30pm IST
- Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair
Top 4 Batting Order
- Aizaz Khan, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Khan
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector
- Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah
- Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie
Death Overs Bowlers
- Kinchit Shah, Mohammad Ghazanfar
- Mark Adair, Craig Young
IRE vs HK Dream11 Picks
Hong Kong Vs Ireland Wicket-Keeper
Althouhg Gary Wilson didn’t get a bat out in the middle in the previous encounter, he managed to get in 33 points in Dream 11 as Netherlands fell apart and he found himself heavily involved in the dismissals. It’s a discourse which is going to emulate itself today with Hong Kong looking likely to lose their entire set of wickets, making Wilson a good pick paired with his ability as a batsman.
Hong Kong Vs Ireland Batsmen
After pulling off an incredible run chase, it was only fair of us to begin our batting facet with picks from Ireland in the wake of that comfortable win. What was pleasing was not just the way they cruised to a win, always on top and in complete control but contributions from the entire batting order with the top 4 all showing their mettle.
We begin with opener Paul Stirling who got 23 for his side in the bygone match, accompanying him with Andrew Balbirnie and Harry Tector whose unbeaten 47 in a meagre 25 balls ensured the side were able to craft out a win with relative. With 31 runs, an innings which was brought to an end after he was run-out, sees Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan come in as the lone pick from the side for us today.
Hong Kong Vs Ireland All-Rounders
Laying down the marker for his side with the two wickets in the bygone match and a cameo with the bat, Ireland’s Mark Adair is the first player to enter the fray of our side along with Gareth Delany who got the 29 runs. From Hong Kong meanwhile we have chosen Waqas Barkat who top scored for his side with 37 runs, a knock which ensured the side were able to cross the 100 run mark.
Hong Kong Vs Ireland Bowling Order
His two wickets against Netherlands not only make a crucial juncture, seeing Craig Young rise to the occasion but also sent back two well set batsmen, making the Ireland bowler our pick for this segment. Elsewhere we have the two bowlers come in for us from Hong Kong with Ireland set to be mulled in the death overs as they look to pile on the runs, seeing us go in with the death over bowlers from HK.
The two wickets for Kyle Christie previously see him come in for us alongside Ehsan Khan.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have gone in with Mark Adair as our captain for this clash whilst Balbirnie is being made the vice-captain.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.