UAE vs IRE Fantasy Prediction: United Arab Emirates vs Ireland 1st ODI – 8 January 2021 (Abu Dhabi). Ireland would want to continue their domination over the hosts.
Hosts United Arab Emirates will take on Ireland in the 1st ODI match of the three games ODI series. Ireland have not lost to UAE in their last five games.
The United Arab Emirates are playing on their home venue, but Ireland will certainly have an upper hand in this game. Paul Sterling and Andy Balbirnie are the leaders of their batting, whereas Campher has emerged as a brilliant all-rounder. The experience of Rohan Mustafa and Chirag Suri is going to play a big role for the hosts.
Pitch Conditions and Weather Details
The pitch is a batting paradise, and the teams generally prefer to bat first on this track.
Probable XI for both sides:-
United Arab Emirates – Chirag Suri, Vriitya Aravind, Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Muhammad Usman, Waheed Ahmed, Aryan Lakra, Sultan Ahmed, Ahmed Raza, Zahoor Khan, Junaid Siddique.
Ireland – Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Kevin O’Brien, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.
Three Match ODI Series
Match: United Arab Emirates vs Ireland First ODI Match
Date and Time: 8 January, Friday- 11:00 AM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
UAE vs IRE Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Vriitya Aravind will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Aravind is a reliable player and proved his class in the recent D20 tournament. He scored 410 runs at an average of 34.16, whereas his strike-rate was 123.12.
UAE vs IRE Fantasy Batsmen
Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, and Kevin O’Brien will be our batsmen from Ireland. Stirling scored 156 runs at an average of 52 on the last England tour, whereas Balbirnie scored 131 at an average of 43.67. Both of them scored brilliant centuries in their last ODI game. Kevin is an ODI veteran and has scored at an average of 30.44, whereas he has scalped 113 ODI wickets as well. All three of them are brilliant players.
UAE vs IRE Fantasy All-Rounders
Rohan Mustafa and Aryan Lakra will be our all-rounders from the United Arab Emirates. Mustafa has scalped 42 ODI wickets in 38 games, whereas he has scored at an average of 21.66. He is the ace all-rounder of the side. Lakra scalped 20 wickets in just 12 games in the recent D20 tournament, whereas he is a pinch hitter.
Curtis Campher and Gareth Delany will be our all-rounders from Ireland. Campher scored 127 runs in the last ODI series against England, whereas he scalped five wickets as well. Delany is going to open the innings, whereas he can chip in with some valuable overs as well.
[You can also pick Chirag Suri instead of Gareth Delany]
UAE vs IRE Fantasy Bowlers
Ahmed Raza will be our bowler from the United Arab Emirates. Raza has scalped 36 ODI wickets in 32 games. He is a genuine wicket-taker on the UAE side.
Barry McCarthy and Craig Young will be our bowlers from Ireland. McCarthy has scalped 55 ODI wickets in 31 games, whereas Young has scalped 34 in 17 games. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Ireland are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Paul Stirling and Curtis Campher
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Rohan Mustafa and Andy Balbirnie
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