World cup 2015 Match 16 Group B Ireland vs UAE Preview
Updated - Feb 24, 2015 1:43 pm
World cup 2015 Match 16 Group B Ireland vs UAE Preview:
Date: Feb 25 2015 Time: 0900 IST
Ireland will be playing their second match in the World cup after winning their first match against West Indies. That win should give them the boost they need to beat another associate nation UAE.
Ireland will use this opportunity to try and get a big win and better their run rate.
Their batting clicked and chased down 304 set by West Indies. Openers Paul Stirling and William Porterfield are in top form along with Ed Joyce and Niall O’Brien.
Bowlers on other hand can be better and support George Dockrell a bit more. They let West Indies make 304 runs from a bad position. Ireland will be confident of a big win.
United Arab Emirates
UAE showed good promise even in defeat against Zimbabwe. Players like Krishnan Chandran, Swapnil Patil and Shaiman Anwar are very much capable of handling the Irish bowlers. They all scored 50s against Zimbabwe and formed partnerships when needed the most.
Their bowlers took wickets at regular interval especially UAE captain Mohd. Tauqir. He was well supported by Amjad Javed and Zimbabwe found it hard to get these two away. So UAE will hope that these 2 will cause much damage to Irish batsmen.
A win here will give UAE cricket a much deserved boost and would give them more exposure in the international circuit.
Last 5 ODIs:
Ireland: W NR L W W
UAE: L W L W W
Possible Playing XI:
United Arab Emirates: Amjad Ali, Krishnachandran Karate, Khurram Khan, Swapnil Patil(WK), Shaiman Anwar, Andri Berenger, Mohammad Naveed, Amjad Javed, Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Tauqir(C), Nasir Aziz
Ireland : John Mooney, Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, William Porterfield (C), Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Niall O’Brien , Max Sorenson, Gary Wilson (wk), Andy Balbirnie