In this unpredictable T20 World cup, things are getting even tougher for the hosts, Australia. Rain has played a huge role in their fate in this tournament so far. And this clash, where Australia take on Ireland, is going to be crucial for the Aussies. Most importantly, they have to keep a high run rate for their smooth qualification. to the top four’s round. Ireland, as they have beaten England, will be keen to show the same intent to come over the Australians. Don’t forget that the Irish team are also in the contention of making it to the Semis, for now.
Ground: Brisbane Cricket ground, Brisbane
Date: 31st Oct 2022
Time: 1.30 PM IST / 08:00 AM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL
Good for the new ball bowlers. Bounce and nip from the surface will make life harder for the batters. From the batters’ point of view, it is an excellent wicket once they get settled.
Probable Playing XI
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Andy Balbirnie (C), Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Simi Singh, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Mark Adair
Captain: J Hazlewood
Hazlewood’s pace and extra nip will provide good chances of scalping the Irish wickets. He has been tough to play at the death so far in this tournament, and it is also a fact that makes him our Captain.
Vice-captain: D Warner
D Warner will have a smashing innings in this tournament. It can be against Ireland, given the kind of bowling attack of the Irish.
Wicketkeeper: L Tucker
The man in form, L Tucker, will be pleased to showcase his skill towards the host.
Batters: D Warner, A Finch, M Marsh
A Finch and M Marsh for their batting order at the top. They will use this opportunity to explode.
All-rounders: M Stoinis, C Campher, G Delany
Against mighty teams like Australia, the middle-order batting gets easily exposed. Based on that fact, the middle-order batters C Campher and G Delany are picked.
M Stoinis gets to bat and bowl. He is a staunch asset for our side.
Bowlers: J Hazlewood, J Little, A Zampa, P Cummins
We can’t afford to lose the pacers, P Cummins, for his lethal pace and J Little, for his knack of picking crucial wickets in this kind of wicket.
Leg spinners have been successful on this wicket. A Zampa who will be back from Covid will find assistance from the pitch.
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