PAK vs IRE Head To Head Records: ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 36

Published - 15 Jun 2024, 12:04 PM | Updated - 15 Jun 2024, 12:34 PM

Pakistan vs Ireland
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Pakistan and Ireland go head to head in match 36 of the T20 World Cup at Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday. The match starts at 8 pm IST which is 10.30 am local time. The two teams were eliminated from the tournament after the Ireland and USA match ended in a washout.

Pakistan lost to the USA and India affecting their NRR. Their loss to the USA was one of the upsets in the tournament so far. Now they face Ireland which has been their boogey team in ICC events. They beat them in the 2007 ODI World Cup and recently defeated them in a T20I series. Thus the Irish side knows the vulnerabilities of this Pakistan team very well.

Pakistan lost by big margins against the USA and India and now needs to win against Ireland by a big margin to boost their NRR. They won by seven wickets against Canada to still keep them alive. However, wins will not only do it for Pakistan as they depend on other results.

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Ireland have lost to India, Canada, and the USA. However, they are very well capable of playing spoilsport in Pakistan's campaign and ending their campaign with a win. The side has lacked the firepower and the X-factor so far in the tournament but can very quickly change things around by beating Pakistan.

PAK vs IRE Head To Head Records In T20Is

Matches Played Won by Pakistan Won by Ireland Tie No Result
4 3 1 0 0

PAK vs IRE Head-to-Head Records: Key Statistics

The two teams have played four T20I matches with Pakistan winning three and Ireland one game. Ireland's win came in the recent series ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.

PAK vs IRE: Last 5 Encounters

The two teams have played four T20Is to date with Pakistan winning three and Ireland one game. The first time Pakistan beat Ireland in a T20I match was in the 2009 T20 World Cup when Pakistan became champions. Ireland beat Pakistan by five wickets chasing a big total in the recent three-match series. However, they lost the series 2-1.

Pakistan losing to a lesser-known team in World Cups has been a trend. They lost to Ireland in the 2007 ODI World Cup. They again lost to Zimbabwe in the 2022 T20I World Cups. Those two wins were both upsets in World Cup history.

PAK vs IRE Head To Head Records: ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Match 36

Matches Played - 4

PAK Won- 3

IRE Won- 0

Most Runs for Pakistan: Babar Azam-132

Most Wickets For Pakistan: Shaheen Afridi-7

Most Runs For Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie- 128

Most Wickets For Ireland: Mark Adair- 5

Conclusion

Pakistan finds themselves in a must-win situation heading into their last Group game against Ireland. They have a better NRR than the USA but are less on points.

Heading into their last ga,e. they would hope that Ireland beats the USA in their previous game and they manage to beat Ireland by a big margin to get a better NRR than the USA. If Ireland beats the USA and Pakistan both, they become contenders to make the Super 8s.

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