IRE vs NEP – ICC World Cup Qualifiers Prediction 04 Jul 2023
Ireland will face the Nepal team in the 7th-place playoffs for ICC World Cup Qualifier 2023.
- Ireland’s team could not do well in the first few ICC World Cup Qualifier matches.
- However, the team gained momentum in the last 2 matches, with their batting lineup performing well.
- On the other side, the Nepal team also had few top-notch performances in the last two games.
IRE vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Venue Details
Venue: Takashinga Sports Club, Harare
Date: July 4th 2023
Time: 9:00 (local)
IRE vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Team Previews
In the 7th-place playoff semifinal, Ireland delivered a dominant performance to secure a convincing 6-wicket victory over the USA. Opting to bowl first, Ireland’s bowlers put up an impressive display to restrict the USA to a total of 196 runs. Craig Young emerged as the top wicket-taker for Ireland in this game, claiming three important scalps.
Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, and Barry McCarthy also made valuable contributions with two wickets each. Ireland’s batsmen then took charge during the chase, making the task appear effortless. Paul Stirling, once again, showcased his prowess with the bat, smashing 58 runs off just 45 balls. The strong performance by Ireland’s bowling attack in this match will serve as a significant boost going into their upcoming encounter against Nepal.
Looking at the overall tournament statistics, Paul Stirling leads the run-scoring charts for Ireland with an impressive tally of 249 runs in 5 games. George Dockrell and Harry Tector rank next in line as the team’s highest run-getters. On the bowling front, Mark Adair has been the standout performer for Ireland, claiming 11 crucial wickets. Josh Little and Barry McCarthy also feature among the top bowlers for the team.
In the 7th-place playoff match, Nepal emerged victorious over the UAE with a three-wicket win. Choosing to bowl first, Nepal’s bowlers performed consistently, taking regular wickets and bundling out the UAE for a meager total of 181 runs. Sandeep Lamichhane and Karan KC played crucial roles in Nepal’s bowling attack, both claiming three wickets each.
The Nepali batsmen then successfully chased down the target of 181 runs, reaching it in 43.2 overs while losing seven wickets along the way. Dipendra Singh Airee led the run-scoring for Nepal in this game, contributing an impressive 85 runs from 79 balls. Sandeep Lamichhane also made a valuable contribution with the bat, scoring 23 runs off 37 balls to help secure the victory.
Looking at the overall tournament performance, Kushal Bhrutal has been Nepal’s top batsman, accumulating 205 runs. Dipendra Singh Airee follows closely with 161 runs in the last five games. Karan KC and Gulshan Jha have been the top bowlers for Nepal in this tournament, taking eight and seven wickets respectively.
IRE vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Probable Playing XI’s
Ireland: A McBrine, P Stirling, A Balbirnie (Cap), H Tector, L Tucker (wk), C Campher, G Dockrell, Gareth Delany, M Adair, Craig Young, B McCarthy
Nepal: K Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Bhim Sharki, R Paudel (Cap), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh, Aarif Sheikh, Gulsan Jha, Karan KC, S Lamichhane, L Rajbanshi
IRE vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Takashinga Sports Club in Harare is famous for its well-balanced pitch, providing a fair contest between bat and ball. However, there is a tendency for chasing to be slightly easier on this pitch. Consequently, teams winning the toss might opt to bowl first to gain the advantage of knowing the target they need to achieve.
IRE vs NEP – WC Qualifiers – Win Prediction
Ireland are the better team on paper but they can’t Nepal lightly. But we still an Irish victory in this game.