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IRE vs SCO Match Prediction | Reddy Anna

Ireland (IRE) is gearing up to face Scotland (SCO) in the fifth encounter of the ongoing tri-series at Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague, on Thursday, May 23| Reddy Anna. Scotland started their campaign with a 41-run loss against the hosts, Netherlands, in the opening match of the three-team assignment. Before facing Ireland, Scotland will play another game against the hosts, resulting in them playing two back-to-back matches after their game against the Netherlands on Wednesday.

The Paul Stirling-led Irish side kicked off their campaign with a close one-run win against the Dutch. Their second match against Scotland was abandoned due to rain interruptions. Nonetheless, the Irish will be eager to play a full game against the same opponents in their next encounter, aiming to continue their winning streak and carry forward the momentum.

Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague Pitch Report:

The Sportpark Westvliet surface presents an even contest for both batters and bowlers. Initially, it helps fast bowlers, but as the match progresses, it becomes more conducive to scoring runs. The pitch for the first game was quite balanced, offering help to both batters and bowlers. The bowl could see potential movement in the early overs. The team that wins the toss will likely opt to bowl first.

Predicted Playing XIs:

  • Ireland (IRE):

  • Andy Balbirnie

  • Paul Stirling (C)

  • Lorcan Tucker (WK)

  • Harry Tector

  • Curtis Campher

  • George Dockrell

  • Gareth Delany

  • Mark Adair

  • Barry McCarthy

  • Fionn Hand

  • Ben White

  • Scotland (SCO):

  • Michael Jones

  • Ollie Hairs

  • Charlie Tear

  • Richie Berrington (C)

  • Matthew Cross (WK)

  • Michael Leask

  • Mark Watt

  • Chris Greaves

  • Christopher Sole

  • Gavin Main

  • Bradley Currie

IRE vs SCO Probable Best Performers:

  • Probable Best Batter: Lorcan Tucker Ireland's Lorcan Tucker could be the best batter in the upcoming game against Scotland. The wicketkeeper-batter scored two fifties in the recently concluded three-match T20I series against Pakistan. The 27-year-old has featured in 69 T20Is and scored 1,236 runs, including eight half-centuries. In Ireland's first game in the series against the Netherlands, Tucker scored 40 runs in 30 balls and will be crucial for the Stirling-led side at No. 3 in the upcoming clash.

  • Probable Best Bowler: Mark Adair Ace pacer Mark Adair could be the best bowler in the upcoming game against Scotland. Adair was brilliant in the game against the Netherlands, picking up two wickets and earning the Player of the Match award. The right-arm seamer has played 81 T20Is so far and bagged 114 wickets at an average of 19.68. In the three-match series against Pakistan, the 28-year-old was impressive with five wickets to his name.


Given their current form and momentum, Ireland seems to have an edge over Scotland in this encounter. The Irish team, led by Paul Stirling, has displayed consistent performances and will be keen to maintain their winning streak. However, Scotland has shown resilience and could pose a challenge. Yet, the experience and recent form of Ireland's key players might just tip the balance in their favor.

Prediction: Ireland to win the match.

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