Australia will take on Ireland on Monday 31 October in their ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 meeting at the Gabba in Brisbane. Both teams must win this game at all costs, as there are two precious points up for grabs. Plus, Group 1 is getting more intense every day, especially after New Zealand’s big win over Sri Lanka recently.
The reigning world champions must from now on win all their matches to reach the semi-finals. In the three games they have played to date, the Aussies suffered a massive 89-run defeat to Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand, before making up for it with an impressive seven-wicket win over Asian Cup holders Sri lanka. Their highly anticipated virtual knockout match against arch-rivals England was canceled due to rain.
Ireland, on the other hand, seems to be picking up steam at just the right time. After losing nine wicket to the Lankans in their Super 12 opener, they stunned England in form with five runs via the DLS method in a rain marred game. Unfortunately for the Irish team, their previous encounter against Afghanistan had to be canceled due to rain.
Match Details Australia vs Ireland, Match 31, T20 World Cup 2022
Location: The Gabba, Brisbane
Date and time: October 31, 1:30 PM
Broadcast and Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
The surface of The Gabba is expected to be balanced for this match. The bowlers can get some seam movement early on with the ball in hand and the batters have to be very careful in the beginning. However, the hitting will become easier as the match progresses.
Likely playing XIs for AUS vs IRE Australia:
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Suspected top performers of AUS vs IRE Probable best hitter: Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis blew Sri Lanka away with an explosive half-century that helped the Australians secure a convincing seven-wicket victory. He attacked all Lankan bowlers, including the deadly spinner Wanindu Hasaranga. Stoinis remained unbeaten, scoring 59 runs from 18 deliveries with an excellent average of 327.8.
Probably best bowler: Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc might have only taken the wicket from Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the final game, but he cast an economic spell with just 23 runs from his quota of four overs against an economy of 5.8. The Irish batters have to be very careful when Starc has the new ball in hand, due to his enormous ability to bowl yorkers at will.
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. When making your prediction, keep the mentioned points in mind and make your own decision.