IRE vs UAE – ICC World Cup Qualifiers Prediction 27 Jun 2023

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Ireland vs United Arab Emirates

ICC World Cup Qualifiers

United Arab Emirates
  • Date: 2023-06-27
  • Start Time: 09:00
  • Location: Athletic Club, Bulawayo

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  • Prediction:
    Ireland to Win
  • Best Odds:
    Ireland: 1.45
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Ireland’s last match in the ICC World Cup Qualifier saw them face off against UAE, where both teams had a lacklustre performance in the tournament.

  • Despite playing three games each in the group stage, neither team managed to record any wins.
  • In fact, both teams lost all three of their matches, making them ineligible for the super six stage.
  • However, their upcoming encounter will provide them with an opportunity to register a victory in the tournament.

IRE vs UAE – WC Qualifiers – Venue Details

Venue: Athletic Club, Bulawayo

Date: June 27th 2023

Time: 9:00 (local)

IRE vs UAE – WC Qualifiers – Team Previews


The Irish cricket team has struggled in the ICC World Cup Qualifier, losing all three of their matches against Oman, Scotland, and Sri Lanka. However, George Dockrell and Curtis Campher have been standout performers with the bat, with Dockrell scoring 186 runs in three innings to rescue Ireland from collapsing innings.

Campher leads the team with 159 runs, but the rest of the batting lineup will need to contribute if they hope to win their final league game. Adair has been the standout bowler with nine wickets in three innings at an impressive average of 16.

However, the other bowlers have not been up to par, which has contributed to the team’s poor performance. If the Irish team wants to salvage some pride and secure a victory, their bowlers must step up and improve their collective performance.

United Arab Emirates

The UAE cricket team has not been performing well in the ICC World Cup Qualifier, losing all three of their matches against Sri Lanka, Oman, and Scotland. A major concern for the team has been their weak batting performance, with no player scoring more than 100 runs.

Vriitya Aravind has managed to score only 88 runs in three innings at an average of 29, making him the highest run-scorer for the UAE. The team will have to rely on Afzal Khan, Roha Mustafa, and Asif Khan to contribute the most runs in the batting department. In the previous game, Basil Hameed scored 30 runs off 29 balls, while captain Muhammad Waseem scored 36 runs off 57 balls, but the team’s overall batting performance has fallen short.

Meanwhile, the bowling unit has also underperformed with only Junaid Siddique managing to take five wickets from two innings. All Naseer has taken four wickets in three games with an economy rate of 4.03. If the UAE team hopes to win their final league game, they must drastically improve their bowlers’ collective performance along with their batting.

IRE vs UAE – WC Qualifiers – Probable Playing XI’s

Ireland: P Stirling, A McBrine, A Balbirnie (Cap), Harry Tector, L Tucker (wk), C Campher, G Dockrell, Gareth Delany, M Adair, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little

United Arab Emirates: Muhd Waseem (Cap), Rohan Mustafa, V Aravind, Aryansh Sharma (wk), Asif Khan, B Hameed, Ali Naseer, Aayan Khan, K Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, J Siddique

IRE vs UAE – WC Qualifiers – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction

The pitch is ideal for pace bowlers during the first innings due to the frequent bounce and swing. However, the pitch can change as the match progresses, leading to a higher advantage for the batters in the second innings. Therefore, it is advisable for the team that wins the toss to choose to bowl first.

IRE vs UAE – WC Qualifiers – Win Prediction

Both teams are in dreadful form at the moment but the quality in the Ireland side might be too much to handle for a struggling UAE.