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Ireland Tri-Series 2019, Match 3: Ireland vs Scotland: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips- Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

George Munsey smashed an unbeaten 127 against the Netherlands on Monday.

George Munsey
George Munsey. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 3rd game of the 2019 Ireland T20I Tri-Series will be played between Ireland and Scotland at the Village in Malahide, Dublin.

The match starts at 1:30 PM local time (12:30 PM GMT) (6:00 PM IST).

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Ireland Cricket will broadcast the game on YouTube. Indian viewers could also stream it on Fan code app.

Preview:

Scotland lit up the T20I Tri-series with a record-breaking effort with the bat against the Netherlands on Monday. George Munsey smashed an unbeaten 127 in only 56 balls while the Scottish skipper Kyle Coetzer made 50-ball 85. The duo added 200-run stand in 15 overs as Scotland finished with their total of 252/3. They ended up with a 58-run win as the Netherlands posted 194/6 despite losing three wickets by end of the 4th over.

The Coetzer-led team will now face Ireland in the 3rd match of the tournament. The opening match of this series between Ireland and Netherlands got abandoned due to continuous rains. The hosts will finally be involved in this series with no possibility of rain on Tuesday. Ireland, led by Gary Wilson, had mixed results in the T20I format recently. They would be hoping to gain momentum before the T20 CWC Qualifiers.


Weather Condition/Report:

The Dublin weather is improving with every passing day and the Tuesday forecast is possibly the best across the week. Clear sky is expected throughout the day with no prediction of drizzle and shower during the match timings at least.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Village in Dublin recorded its highest T20 total on Monday as Scotland posted 252/3 and Netherlands also scoring nearly 200 in the reply. In all the five T20s this venue has hosted, the first batting team had run rate in excess of 10 runs. The trend could be seen continuing on Tuesday with the presence of short boundaries.

Average first innings score: 215 (Twenty20 since 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4

Team News:

Josh Davey is part of the ongoing County Championship.


Probable Playing XIs:

Scotland:

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Adrian Neill, Mark Watt.

Bench – Josh Davey, Hamza Tahir, Oliver Hairs, Tom Sole.

Ireland:

Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gary Wilson (C), Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Shane Getkate, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young.

Bench – David Delany, Jacob Mulder, Stuart Thompson, Harry Tector.


Top Picks:

George Munsey continued from where he left in the GT20 Canada with a record hundred. Kevin O’Brien has scored 287 runs this year from 8 matches at an average of 35.87 with two fifties. Boyd Rankin has been quite expensive but has taken 9 wickets in 6 T20Is this year. Adrian Neill made a promising start to his T20I career with five wickets in two T20Is.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Paul Stirling, George Munsey, Mark Adair, Kyle Coetzer.

Vice-Captain – Richie Berrington, Andrew Balbirnie, Matthew Cross, Shane Getkate.

2019 is probably the best year for Paul Stirling in white-ball cricket. Across 8 T20Is in 2019, Stirling has scored four fifties and has amassed 335 runs at an average of 47.85. In ODI format, he has scored seven fifties and hundred from 13 ODIs this year. He could be a safe option as captain or vice-captain.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Craig Wallace

Batters – George Munsey (C), Kyle Coetzer, Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien

All-Rounders – Mark Adair (VC), Richie Berrington

Bowlers – Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt, Shane Getkate, George Dockrell

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Gary Wilson

Batters – Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer, Paul Stirling (C), Andrew Balbirnie

All-Rounders – Richie Berrington (VC), Mark Adair, Michael Leask

Bowlers – Boyd Rankin, Adrian Neill, Mark Watt

 


Expert Advice:

Since this game is more of a preparation tournament, one of George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer could be rested. Matthew Cross might have been on the bench for the same purpose during the game on Monday if he was fully fit.

Probable Winners:

Scotland would start as favourites after their thumping win in the first match.

*Disclaimer: These picks were made based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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