IRE vs NED Dream11 : With aspirations of winning the qualification tournamnet altogether, Ireland and Netherlands step out in the opening semi-final today .
With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 having served its purpose of giving us the five sides to move onto the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, the compettion now moves on to its business end to decide which of these upcoming sides is the best across the global stage. The narrative begins with Ireland and Netherlands starting today when the two outfits will be going at loggerheads in the first semi-final of the tournamnet.
Having nailed down a spot in the world cup, both these sides will be looking to express themselves freely today, bereft of all the qualms they ere facing earlier. For Ireland in particular, it’s been a pivotal tournamnet, one which has seen the side regain and relinquish its lost glory after dominating the group stage encounters.
Earning direct qualification into the world cup by topping their group, the side helped erase the predicament of failing to make it into this year’s ICC ODI World Cup. The side ended up thumping Nigeria in their final group stage encounter by a massive 8 wicket margin, one which saw the side bundle out their opponents for a mere 66 before chasing it down with ease in a paltry 6.1 overs.
Elsewhere, Netherlands had to engage themselves in a more gruelling set of fixtures, one which saw them put in place a comprehensive display akin to Ireland in their last outing. Dismissing their opponents for just 80 runs, the side ended up winning with over 4 overs and 8 wickets to spare, a performance they’ll be looking to resonate come their semi-final this afternoon.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The side chasing has managed to emerge as winners on just one occasion out of the four matches played over player, leading the side winning the toss to come out and bat first today. It’s not a pleasant track for the batters with the ball immensely deviating and moving around for the quicks but the short boundaries and relatively hard surface in the opening stages should see the batsmen find the fence once settled in the middle.
Probable Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (C, WK), Mark Adair, Craig Young, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Thompson
Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Match: Ireland Vs Netherlands Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 1st November, Friday- 3:40pm IST
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair, George Dockrell
- Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van der Merwe
Top 4 Batting Order
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie
- Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien
- Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper
Death Overs Bowlers
- George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin
- Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen
IRE vs NED Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Ireland’s wicket-keeper, Gary Wilson has been made our choice for this docket of our Dream 11 side, making him the first player to grace our team. The player holds the highest batting spot out of all the viable options, making him a safe pick for today’s encounter with the player likely to come out and get time in the middle with the bat.
IRE vs NED Dream11 Batsmen
This has been a tournamnet where Ireland’s Paul Stirling has one against shown his exuberant skill set as a bat for Ireland, epitomising why he continues to be such a critical player for the side. The opener has been consistent as ever, a player responsible for the side’s consummate success to see us get him in for this clash.
His counterpart Kevin O’Brien scored 31 runs in the previous match to see us repose faith in him while from Netherlands we have earmarked opener Ben Cooper for this match after he got the 41 runs in the side’s previous 8 wicket win.
IRE vs NED Dream11 All-Rounders
We have kept things level over here, choosing the two players apiece from either side with us beginning with the selections from Ireland first. George Dockrell is set to snag wickets on a wicket which will assist his brand of left hand spin and leave the opposition perturbed, pairing him along with Gareth Delany who returned with figures of 1-17 from the last match.
From Netherlands meanwhile we begin with Colin Ackermann with Roelof van der Merwe coming in alongside him with both the all-rounders intertwining their skill set in unison with both the bat and ball to deliver match winning displays for the side.
IRE vs NED Dream11 Bowling Order
Both the sides saw their 8 wicket wins from their previous matches result due to their bowling units, ones which sent the opposition back to the pavilion with some ominous deliveries. It sees us invest heavily in this segment of our side, getting in Mark Adair from Ireland who took the two wickets in the last outing and the duo of Timm van der Gugten and Paul van Meekeren who took the four wickets in between them.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Gareth has been picked out to be our captain for this match while Stirling is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
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.