AUS vs IRE: Ireland's Predicted Playing XI Against Australia – ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12, Group 1, Match 31

Published - 31 Oct 2022, 11:54 AM

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Ireland take on Australia in match 31 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on October 31 at The Gabba in Brisbane. The side is placed third in the Group 1 points table with three points and interestingly above Australia. Ireland earned a memorable win against England and their previous match against Afghanistan was abandoned due to rain.

The side made it through the qualifiers having beaten Scotland and West Indies. They lost their first game against Sri Lanka before winning the game against England. Their win against England will go down as one of the most memorable wins in the T20 World Cups. They certainly would like to challenge Australia as well in their upcoming game.

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There are no injury concerns as of now on the side. The senior players in the squad will have to step in in this big game and that is where the likes of Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie become key in the batting lineup. In this article, we take a look at the Irish likely playing XI against Australia.

AUS vs IRE: Ireland’s Predicted Playing XI Against Australia – ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12, Group 1, Match 31

Paul Stirling

Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling
Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling (PC-Getty Images)

Stirling is amongst the top scorers in T20I cricket and his side needs him to score big in the match against Australia. He will open the batting alongside his skipper Andrew Balbirnie.

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Andrew Balbirnie (C)

Kevin O'Brien And Paul Stirling
Kevin O’Brien And Paul Stirling (Image Credit: Twitter)

Balbirnie scored a match-winning 62 in the game against England. It was his score that helped his side post a competitive total and win the game for Ireland.

Lorcan Tucker (WK)

Andy Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker
Andy Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker (PC-Getty Images)

Tucker played with intent against England and pushed the scoring rate in the middle overs. He will need to play with the same attacking approach against Australia.

Harry Tector

Harry Tector
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Tector is among the next generation of Irish batters. He is yet to get a big score in the tournament and would like to step up against Australia for his side.

Curtis Campher

Curtis Campher
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Campher has already played a match-winning knock against Scotland that took the side to the Super 12s. The side would like to see him perform consistently in the remaining games.

George Dockrell

George Dockrell
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Dockrell the experienced campaigner will slot in at number six. He has played over 100 T20Is for his side and would like to bring his experience to the playing XI.

Gareth Delany

Gareth Delany 
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Delany is the specialist leggie in the side and is handy with the bat too. The Gabba should assist him with his spinning deliveries. He is a handy option with the bat as well.

Mark Adair

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Adair will be one of the four seamers in the playing XI in case Ireland opts to go with an unchanged side that played against England. He bowled an economical spell against Ireland.

Josh Little

Josh Little, Jos Buttler
Josh Little celebrates the wicket of Jos Buttler (PC-Getty Images)

Little will be the left-arm seamer in the playing XI. He has picked up six wickets in the tournament so far and is amongst the leading wicket-takers.

Fionn Hand

Fionn Hand
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Hand made an immediate impact in the game against England coming in place of Simi Singh. He picked up 1 for 17 and might hold onto his place.

Barry McCarthy / Simi Singh

Simi Singh
Simi Singh. Image-Twitter

One among McCarthy or Simi Singh can be the final player to conclude the playing XI depending upon the formation of the side for the particular game.

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