Scotland will lock horns with Ireland in the seventh match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Wednesday, October 19. A nail-biting encounter is on the cards with both teams aiming for the two points up for grabs.
Scotland stunned the former champions West Indies in their T20 World Cup opener. George Munsey played a match-defining knock to help his side post a challenging total on the board. The bowlers backed up the batters to win the game for his side. They will be high on confidence and will look to keep the winning momentum going.
Ireland, on the other hand, will rely heavily on veteran batter Paul Stirling to do the job for his side. The onus will be on Joshua Little and Simi Singh to lead the side with the ball. They suffered a shocking defeat against Zimbabwe and will hope to turns things around.
SCO vs IRE, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Group B, Match 7
Date and Time: October 19, 2022, 9.30 am IST
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
The pitch in Hobart is a decent one to bat on with the ball coming on nicely to the bat. Batting first will be the preferred option, with the pitch not expected to change much during the course of the game.
Predicted Playing XI
Scotland (SCO): George Munsey, Michael Jones, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey and Brad Wheal.
Ireland (IRE): Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Gareth Delany, Joshua Little and Barry McCarthy
SCO vs IRE – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Matt Cross, Richie Berrington, Paul Stirling, Michael Jones, Harry Tector, Calum MacLeod (vc), Curtis Campher, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Mark Adair (c), Joshua Little
Fantasy Team 2: Lorcan Tucker, Richie Berrington (vc), Paul Stirling (c), George Munsey, Harry Tector, Michael Leask, Curtis Campher, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal, Mark Adair, Joshua Little