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IRE vs NED Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Ireland and Netherlands? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 3. Netherlands and Ireland will play the third match of the ICC World Cup 2021 on Monday at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.

Notably, both sides have played against each other twice in the history of the T20 World Cup and Netherland beat Ireland on both occasions. On Monday, Netherland will have a chance to make it three in a row.

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There is no denying that they have the potential to do that. Netherland boasts of experienced campaigners in their squad, namely Ackermann, Logan Van Beek, Ryan Ten Doeschate and Van der Merwe. The Netherlands are coming into this encounter on the back of a four-run win over Oman in a warm-up fixture against Oman. All the batsmen in the top-five made substantial contributions and helped the team notch a 165-run total in the first innings.

The opener, Myburgh starred with the bat as he set the tone with a 43 off 38 balls. Later Ben Cooper played a handy 40-run knock of 28 balls to guide the team to a competitive score.

Oman also fought well with the bat in the second innings but eventually fell just 4 runs short of the target. For the Netherlands, Vivian Kingma took 2 wickets, while Ackermann, Logan Van Beek and Tim van der Gugten picked one wicket each. Netherland would be hopeful of a better bowling performance against Ireland on Monday.

Facing them are Ireland, which have grown leaps and bounds, over the last decade. Ireland are currently 13th in the ICC T20 rankings and would be looking to produce a strong show in the perennial tournament. They have won both the warm-up fixtures leading up to the encounter on Monday.

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On the other hand, Ireland are in pretty good form, of late. They are currently ranked thirteenth in the ICC T20 rankings. They are coming into this fixture on the back of two consecutive wins in the last two warm-up games.

They played their last warm-up fixture against Bangladesh only to stun them with a 33-run win. Riding on an exceptional 88-run knock from Gareth Bellany, Ireland posted 177 run-total in the first innings. Sterling (22 off 16) and Balbirnie (25 off 22) also made decent contributions.

The bowlers also bowled exceptionally well in the second innings. They bowled at great areas and didn’t allow the batsmen to score freely. Regular wickets in short intervals meant Bangladesh failed to develop partnerships and managed only 144 runs in the end.

Craig Young and Joshua Little bowled beautifully in the powerplay as well as death overs, picked two wickets each. Simmi Singh and Mark Adair kept the batsmen silent in the middle overs. The latter finished with the best figures of 3 for 33 in 4 overs.

IRE vs NED- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Ireland and Netherlands? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 3

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Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals 

Stats Matches  IRE Won  NED Won N/R
Overall 13 4 7 2
At Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 5 2 2 1
ICC T20 World Cup 2 1 1

Recent venue records (Records at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium)
STATS – T20

Total matches 47
Matches won batting first 22
Matches won bowling first 25
Average 1st Inns scores 140
Average 2nd Inns scores 129
Highest total recorded 225/7 (20 Ov) by IRE vs AFG
Lowest total recorded 87/10 (18.3 Ov) by HK vs OMAN
Highest score chased 166/6 (19.4 Ov) by HK vs AFG
Lowest score defended 129/6 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for the third match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for the third match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
IRE 140-160 140-150
NED 140-150 130-140

(Players’ form)

Ireland: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Kevin O’ Brien 104 1822 20.94
Harry Tector 25 413 22.9
Andre Balbirnie 54 1109 23.6
George Dockrell 86 363 14.5
Paul Sterling 89 2495 30.8
Gareth Delany 26 465 23.2

Who will score the most runs for Ireland in the match: Kevin O’Brien or Paul Sterling 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Craig Young 40 34 29.4
Joshua Little 24 18 37.5
Simmi Singh 34 29 25.5
Mark Adair 26 45 14/9
Benjamin White 6 5 30.8
Gareth Delany 26 19 25.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Ireland in the match: Craig Young or Joshua Little 

 Netherlands:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Stephan Myburgh 33 741 24.7
Ben Cooper 56 1230 29.3
Colin Ackermann 11 243 30.4
Bas de Leede 13 221 24.6
Ryan ten Doeschate (c) 22 533 44.4
Scott Edwards (wk) 33 402 22.3

Who will score the most runs for the Netherlands in the match: Ben Cooper 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Logan van Beek 8 5 23.4
Fred Klaassen 21 20 29.1
van der Gugten 39 40 21.2
Ackermann 11 5 29.4
van der Merwe 43 54 17.4
Philippe Boissevain 7 6 38.8

Who will pick the most wickets for the Netherlands in the match: Logan van Beek or Fred Klaassen