Ireland’s tour of United Arab Emirates 2021 is going to start from this Friday. Both teams are returning to international cricket for the first time after the Covid-19 break. Ireland and UAE are placed 11th and 17th respectively on the ICC ODI team rankings.
UAE vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Details:
The 1st ODI of Ireland‘s tour of United Arab Emirates will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on 8th January 2021, Friday.
The game is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM IST.
UAE vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Preview:
UAE is coming after the domestic match experience from their T20 leagues. Captain Rohan Mustafa has a total of 758 runs, along with 42 wickets from his 38 matches. Ahmed Raza and Chirag Suri are the other dynamite players of UAE batting lineup with 20+ international matches experience.
On the other hand, Ireland have retained their full squad including their star players Paul Stirling who a total of 4277 runs from his 119 international matches and Kevin O’Brien who has scored 4091 runs from his 147 games.
UAE vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 20°C, with 37% humidity and 11-32 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the match.
UAE vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Pitch Report:
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi is expected to be a neutral deck for ODI matches. Both the batsmen and bowlers can enjoy good momentum from this pitch.The average score at this venue is 270. Medium pacers have a great record at this ground.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
70% of match played on this venue has been won by the team batting first.
UAE vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Injury Update and Availability News:
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UAE vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Probable XI
United Arab Emirates: Alishan Sharafu, Ansh Tandon, Basil Hameed, Chirag Suri, CP Rizwan, Kashif Daud, Mohammad Boota, Rohan Mustafa, Aryan Lakra, Muhammad Usman, Waheed Ahamed.
Bench: Zawar Farid, Vriitya Aravind, Adhitya Shetty, Ahamed Raza, Junaid Siddique, Palaniappan Meyyappan, Sulthan Ahamed, Zahoor Khan.
Ireland: Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, James MCcollum, Kevin O’Brien, Gareth Denaly, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Craig Young
Bench: Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Lorcan Tucker
UAE vs IRE 1st ODI Match Top Picks to consider in your Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Rohan Mustafa is the skipper and star player of UAE, and has scored 758 runs and picked 42 wickets from his 38 matches.
Paul Stirling is the leading run-getter for Ireland, he has a total of 4277 ODI runs from his 119 matches. He can also be useful with the ball.
Kevin O’Brien is one of the most promising and consistent players for Ireland across all formats, he has scored 4091 runs and took 113 wickets from his 147 matches.
Chirag Suri, the power-packed batsman of UAE, with 20+ international matches and 25 runs average, will be a top pick to consider for this game
Ahmed Raza, the lethal pacer of UAE, has grabbed 36 wickets so far and will be a must-pick in this match.
UAE vs IRE 1st ODI Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Rohan Mustafa, Paul Stirling.
Vice-Captain – Kevin O’Brien, Ahmed Raza.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for UAE vs IRE 1st ODI Match Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper: Vritiya Aravind
Batsmen: Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (VC), Kevin O’Brien, Chirag Suri
All-Rounders: Rohan Mustafa (c), Aryan Lakra, Mark Adair
Bowlers: Ahamad Raza, Craig Young, Palaniappan Meyyappan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for UAE vs IRE 1st ODI Match Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Vritiya Aravind
Batsmen – Paul Stirling (c), Kevin O’brien (vc), Chirag Suri, Ansh Tandon, Harry Tector
All-Rounders – Rohan Mustafa, Mark Adair
Bowlers – Ahmed Raza, Craig Young, Joshua Little
UAE vs IRE 1st ODI Match Expert Advice:
It will be a wise decision to pick all top-order batsmen from the first innings. Prefer going with a balanced combination in the small leagues as this is the first game of the series and the surface is also a balanced one.
UAE vs IRE 1st ODI Match Prediction:
With the strong batting lineup and quality bowling unites, Ireland have an upper hand over the United Arab Emirates in this match.