T20I Match 2 | ICC 2024 T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier | Goldenacre, Edinburgh | Betting Tips
The upcoming Regional Qualifier opening game will feature Ireland and Italy competing for a spot in the T20 World Cup 2024. While Ireland has suffered recent losses, they are still expected to win against Italy, a relatively new T20 team with only 14 T20Is under their belt. Italy had a strong showing in the sub-regional Qualifier, but struggled in a Tri-series last November, losing three out of four matches due to difficulties defending their total score. Despite an injury to Gareth Delaney, Ireland remains the favored team due to their superior T20 skills.
Match: ITALY VS IRELAND,Mathch2,ICC Mens T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier 2023
When: Thu 20 July, 10:30 (local) | Thu 20 July, 17:30 (CST)
Where: Match 2, ICC 2024 T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier | Goldenacre, Edinburgh
ITA vs IRE Pitch and Weather Report:
The pitch is well-balanced, offering opportunities for both batsmen and spinners. Batsmen can expect the ball to come onto the bat nicely, allowing them to play their strokes. Spinners will also come into play later in the game as the pitch is expected to offer some turn.
At the time of play, the weather is expected to be mostly cloudy. There may be some showers early in the day, but the rain is not expected to be significant.
Head To Head:
ITA vs IRE Teams Preview:
Italy: The team has had many different captains in a short period of time, but Gareth Berg and Harry Manenti are expected to return for the upcoming match. Manenti is a key wicket-taking bowler, while Berg is a useful lower-order batsman. Marcus Campopiano is a reliable batsman at number 3, and Grant Stewart impressed as an opener during the Spain Triangular. With Meade, Manenti, and Berg in the lower middle order, Italy’s batting lineup looks deep and promising. Ali Hasan and Damith Kosala are also key bowlers to watch out for in this side.
Ireland: Irish cricket team’s chances in the upcoming Qualifier tournament, with Paul Stirling leading the team after Andrew Balbirnie’s resignation as captain. Despite failing to qualify for the 50 Over World Cup, Ireland is expected to be competitive in the T20 format, and the article suggests they have a good chance of making it to the T20 World Cup in 2024. Paul Stirling is a key player at the top of the order, with Ross Adair likely to open alongside him. Lorcan Tucker and Harry Tector are important middle-order batsmen, with Andrew Balbirnie bringing experience to the lineup. The team’s all-rounders make them a strong T20 side, with Josh Little, Mark Adair, and Craig Young being key bowlers.
ITA vs IRE Probable XIs:
Italy: Grant Stewart, Justin Mosca, Marcus Campopiano, Anthony Mosca, Gian Meade, Harry Manenti (c), Manpreet Singh (wk), Damith Kosala, Bashar Khan, Jaspreet Singh, Ali Hasan
Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Ross Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Craig Young, Ben White
Indibet Betting Odds: Italy (2.12) vs Ireland (2.87)
ITA vs IRE Betting Tips:
- Italy emerged victorious in all of their matches during the sub-regional Qualifier, including the Final.
- Ireland’s pace attack is expected to pose a formidable challenge to Italy.
- Italy’s bowlers have faced difficulties in defending their total scores in their recent matches.
ITA vs IRE Match Prediction: Jersey to win!
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