Australia vs Ireland match preview
Match : 31
Teams: Australia vs Ireland
Day : Monday
Date : 31 Oct 2022
IST: 1:30 Pm
Venue : The Gabba, Brisbane
The much hyped and 31th contest of the T20 World Cup 2022 will be played between two very old rivals, Australia vs Ireland. It will be played in the The Gabba, Brisbane and would begin at local time of 7:30 pm and 1:30 Pm IST.
T20 World Cup squad (Australia) : Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Josh Hazelwood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
T20 World Cup squad (Ireland) : Andrew Balbirnie (c)Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.
We are down to the last two groups after over about fourteen days of constant activity and nail-gnawing games. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will go head to head in the Asia Cup 2022 Final on Sunday, September 11 at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
The Irish team has given some good performances in the past and they will be looking to win this match. They have a power-hitter as their opener, Paul Stirling, who is the top run scorer from the Ireland team. In the last 28 innings, he scored 610 runs at an average of 22.59. He is a wonderful slogger of the ball and can easily throw the ball out of the stadium.
Another prominent batter from the Irish side is Andy Balbirnie, who is the captain of the Ireland team. Kevin O’Brien is a player that has been playing from Irish side from a very long period of time and with that much of experience, he can surely help his team on crucial moments. He too has good batting records. Another batter to look at is Lorcan Tucker. While, in the last year, Craig Young, Andrew Mcbrine and Mark Adair have performed exceptionally in the bowling department.
Prediction Ireland won their last match against England. This shows that they have the ability to upset any team at any given day. So, Ireland are looking favourites for this contest but Afghanistan has a better bowling attack than Ireland. So it’ll be an exciting contest to watch.
Speaking about the Australian team, they have been performing consistently in every format of cricket. Because this World Cup will be played in the T20 format, we will talk about the T20 format. From 2006 to 2022, the Australian team has played 159 T20s, in 83 matches they emerged victorious while they lost 79 and 3 ended in a tie.
Australia is considered the most successful team in all the formats. They have the most number of World Cup trophies. They are the current holders of the T20 world cup as they defeated New Zealand in the final of T20 world Cup 2021.
The Australian team has many star players, from Aaron Finch and David Warner who are one of the best opening pairs out there, to Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis who are dangerous all-rounders while the addition of Tim David in the Australian team will make its batting lineup more lethal and dangerous as he is one of the finest hitter of the ball out there and has shown his capabilities in PSL, IPL and BBL as well.
Australian team is one of those team which you should be worried about. While in the pace bowling, they have Mitchell Starc, who is a Yorker expert, Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins who are one of the best pace bowlers out there.
T-20 World cup 2022 Match Prediction
The home factor, the pace bowling attack and a very lethal batting lineup, Australia is a strong contender to win this match.Australia are looking favourites for this contest and it’s a do or die like situation for both Australia and Ireland. They have to win this match to survive in the race for reaching the final. Ireland would be trying their best to defeat their opponent this time as well as they did against England. Their win against England has proved that upsets can happen and Australia shouldn’t take them lightly.