Ahead of the first ODI match against the United Arab Emirates, Ireland were the clear favourites. Last August, the Irish team played against the Englishmen, while the UAE players went nearly a year without international action.
None of that counted, though, as the hosts pulled off a heroic triumph against Ireland. Ireland put up a total of 269, Batting first, something that many found too high to chase down. But the UAE batsmen did the impossible and did the job with an over to spare. They’re going to want to broaden their lead, while Ireland will aim to get back into the show.
The weather here in Abu Dhabi will be cool, with temperatures hovering between 18-22°C. For the whole day, there are no chances of precipitation.
Like in the previous game, the pitch is slightly on the slower side, although it is still a good one.
The pacers are likely to get early movement off the surface, keeping the batsmen on their toes. Wickets in hand will be critical in the middle overs, as both teams boast a few quality spinners in their ranks.
Both teams could look to bat first, with 260-270 runs considered to be a par score at this venue. Although the pitch is likely to slow down as the match progresses, the ball should skid on under the lights in the latter half, making for a great game at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Ahmed Raza (c), Vritiya Aravind (wk), Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Usman, Alishan Sharafu, CP Rizwaan, Kartik Meiyappan, Waheed Ahmad, Kashif Daud, Zawar Farid, Zahoor Khan
Andy McBrine (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Gareth Delany, Barry McCarthy, Curtis Campher
UAE vs Ireland, 2nd ODI Dream 11:
Rohan Mustafa (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Usman, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Kartik Meiyappan
Both teams were pretty good with their success in the last match. But, we have a few questions about the quality of the players in the UAE, however. Ireland has an excellent team, and we believe they’ll come back stronger in this match. Let’s bet on baji.live now to enjoy the excitement of cricket!