T20 WORLD CUP – IRE vs NED Live: Netherlands favourite against Ireland

T20 WORLD CUP - IRE vs NED: Netherlands favourite against Ireland as both teams eye a win in the opener - Follow Live Updates
T20 WORLD CUP – IRE vs NED: Netherlands favourite against Ireland as both teams eye a win in the opener – Follow Live Updates

T20 WORLD CUP – IRE vs NED Live – IRE vs NED Match Preview: Andrew Balbirnie led Ireland will begin its ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 campaign against the Netherlands on Monday.  Interestingly, both the teams made their debut in 2009 WC T20 and have enjoyed a couple of memorable moments but not the campaigns. Both European Associates will square off at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi with an eye on inching closer for a place in the Super 12 stage of the mega event. Follow IRE vs NED LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co

T20 WORLD CUP – IRE vs NED: Netherlands favourite against Ireland as both teams eye a win in opener – Follow Live Updates

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Ireland looks to kick off the campaign with a win: Ranked 12th in the T20 format, Ireland has been part of five T20 WC editions so far but only once they have managed to get past the group stage. Ireland made its debut in the 2009 T20 WC and was off to a flying start with a win against Bangladesh and even managed to qualify for the Super 8 stages. However, since then they haven’t managed to get past group stages. In the 2009 edition and the two tournaments thereafter, Ireland went winless for eight games in a row. In the 2014 T20 World Cup, they won two games but still couldn’t get past the group stage due to net run rate issues. In 2016 WC, they went home without a win in the tournament for the third time.

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With just three wins in 15 matches in the last five tournaments, Ireland would be desperate to finish in the top two of Group A to advance to the Super 12 round. Placed alongside Namibia, the Netherlands, and Sri Lanka in Group A, Ireland’s task looks a bit tough.

Warmup matches:

vs PNG – Ireland won by 8 wickets

vs Bangladesh – Ireland won by 33 runs

Their fixtures:

18 Oct – v Netherlands

20 Oct – v Sri Lanka

22 Oct – v Namibia

Netherlands eye continuing their dominance over Ireland: The Dutch announced themselves in style in 2009 as they registered a memorable win against England at Lord’s in the opening match of the event. However, they failed to get past the group stage. They returned back in the 2014 edition after failing to qualify in the previous two editions and advanced into the second stage after chasing down a total of 190 in less than 14 overs against Ireland. In the second stage, the Netherlands once again thrashed England by 45 runs. In 2016 WC T20, they finished second in Round 1.

Interestingly, Netherlands have won seven of their 12 T20Is against Ireland and also won their recent ODI series which makes them a clear favourite for this fixture. In WC T20 meetings, the two sides have met twice with the Dutch coming victorious on both occasions.

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Warmup Fixtures:

vs Scotland – Scotland won by 31 runs

vs Oman – Netherlands won by 4 runs

Their Fixtures:

18 Oct – v Ireland

20 Oct – v Namibia

22 Oct – v Sri Lanka

The Netherlands Squad
The Netherlands Squad

IRE vs NED Match Details:

Ireland vs Netherlands, Group A

Date: October 18, Monday

Time: 03:30 PM IST

Venue – Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Pitch Report: In the recently concluded IPL 2021, the Abu Dhabi pitch was good for batting. The highest score in the IPL 2021 phase 2 where Mumbai Indians scored over 200 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad was scored at the same venue.

Ireland Probable Playing11 –

Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Craig Young/Joshua Little, Benjamin White/Andrew McBrine

Netherlands Probable Playing11 –

Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Pieter Seelaar (C), Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Roel of van der Merwe, Fred Klaassen/Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards, Tim van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren, Phillippe Boissevain

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Star Sports Network is the official broadcaster for T20 WC 2021 in India and other sub-continent regions. The Star Sports broadcasting network will live telecast all action of the upcoming event starting October 17.

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The live streaming of the mega event will also be available on digital platforms courtesy Disney+Hotstar App in India and other sub-continent regions.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: IRE vs NED Squads


Andrew Balbirnie ©, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.


Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren

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