IRE vs SCO Dream11 : Scotland look to register successive wins and make an early inroad in moving to the top of the points tally
Although Scotland were widely regarded to emerge as the winners from yesterday’s series opener between themselves and Netherlands, the manner they pulled off the win in was fathomed by few. In a toothsome display of clean hitting, the side ended up revelling us in a rampant batting performance to put on their first points on the points tally.
Batting first against Netherlands, Scotland made full use of the pinch perfect batting surface to win us over with a batting performance where they expressed themselves freely. Scoring the most runs this wicket has ever seen, the side piled on a colossal 252-3 while batting first, a massive target their opponents never had any chance of traversing past.
In the end, Scotland’s 58 run win not only added massive impetuous to their campaign in the Ireland Tri-Series but gave a huge boost to their net run-rate as well ahead of today’s impending clash against Ireland. Stepping out to the cricket field for the second time in the space of a day, the side will be looking to emanate the same compelling performance against a more astute and well-versed side.
Ireland on the other hand will be well aware that they need to be wary of Scotland after their spectacular display. The side themselves come bestowed with some sublime names in the batting order, matching Scotland every step of the way to add the spice and ingredients needed to make this a cracker of a contest.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Rain did decide to try its best to halt yesterday’s proceedings but the team on the ground were quick to get rid of the water blocking the pitch with the drainage facilities prevelant being upto the mark. Despite the wetness in the pitch, we were in for sublime batting convulsive conditions with the highest ever total being scored on this ground.
Today should remain the same with the side winning the toss choosing to bat first. The pitch does act a little sluggishly in the second part of the counter, seeing the side chasing emerge winners on only one occasion in the previous five encounters.
Probable Playing 11
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Adrian, Mark Watt
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gary Wilson (C), Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Shane Getkate, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young
IRE vs SCO Match Prediction
It’s quite tricky to call a winner in this clash with both the sides being finely matched, two units who should eventually square off in the final as well. What just about tilts this clash in Ireland’s favour is the extra choice of bowling options they come bestowed with today, giving the side a slew of names to turn to given their versatile identity.
Ireland Tri-Series 2019
Match: Ireland Vs Scotland
Date And Time: 17th September, Tuesday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Where To Watch: Ireland Cricket Twitter
- George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, Michael Leask,
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair
Top 4 Batting Order
- George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gary Wilson
- George Munsey, Richie Berrington
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien
Death Overs Bowlers
- Michael Leask, Mark Watt
- Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin
IRE vs SCO Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Ireland’s captain and wicket-keeper Gary Wilson is chosen by us here. While his role with the gloves is set to see him bring catch and stumping points our way, it’s his escalated batting order which saw us identify him as the name to get in here. With ample time to come out and bat in, we envision him scaling hi way to a tangible score today.
IRE vs SCO Dream11 Batsmen
After smashing their way to an imperious 252, it was only rightful of us to bring in the batsmen from Scotland first. We are beginning with the formidable and sensational duo of Kyle Coetzer and George Munsey with the two responsible for doing the bulk of the scoring for their side yesterday.
The opening stand stitched together a rapturous stand of 200, one that saw them rip apart the opposition’s bowling order as they opened their arms to amass a bagful of runs with Coetzer scoring 89 in 50 balls while Munsey remained unbeaten on 50. Elsewhere we have a duo representing us from Ireland as well with Paul Stirling coming in after his tremendous display in the Vitality Blast along with Kevin O’Brien.
IRE vs SCO Dream11 All-Rounders
The 22 runs and 1 wicket see Richie Berrington retain his place in our side for today’s clash as well with us also getting in Michael Leask. He endured a torrid performance with both the bat and ball yesterday but given the skill set imbued in him, he should be able to parry away those displays quickly and dole out a display apt to his reputation today.
From Ireland we have decided to incur in the services of the dependable Mark Adair for this match.
IRE vs SCO Dream11 Bowling Order
After yesterday’s match traversed with the bowlers being left in tatters, we decided to venture in with only three picks today. Two of those come from Ireland with us choosing the deadly partnership of Shane Getkate and Boyd Rankin, two names who have been immensely successful at halting opposition’s in recent months.
From the opposition we have Alasdair Evans come in for us with his spell of 4-19 being an amazing one, a performance which saw him not only pick up two wickets but bowl at an economy of just about 5 when everyone else was being sent to the cleaners.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Paul is chosen to be our captain for the pertinent encounter while Munsey is made 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.