The Tri-series involving Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland is set to begin on Sunday with the home side taking on the Dutch. Here are the Dream 11 Predictions and other tips for fantasy cricket games.
The opening match of the 2019 Ireland tri-series between Ireland and Netherlands will take place at The Village, Dublin on Sunday, September 15 at 12:30 pm GMT.
Kevin O’brien is a well known name in the Irish outfit. He can be good pick for fantasy cricket game with his power-hitting abilities and his useful medium pace. Paul Stirling is coming from a decent outing with the Middlesex in the English County. Andrew Balbarine and Mark Adain have been in good form and can be a good choice for captain in fantasy cricket games.
Tobias Visee and Tobias Visee contribute to a good Netherlands batting lineup, where the former has just come out after a good Global T20 in Canada. Captain Pieter Seelaar is a good choice for the all-rounder spot.
Predicted Playing XI
Gary Wilson (C), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbarine, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Shane Getkate, Jacob Mulder, Kevin O’ Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson
Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Bas Le Leede, Ben Cooper, Tonny Staal, Scott Edwards (wk), Pieter Seelaar (c), Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, Philippe Boissevain
Weather and pitch report
There are good chances of rain on Sunday, which always inclines captains to bowl first, keeping on mind the duck-worth Lewis rule. Also, the chasing team has won six of the last nine matches at The Village. In the last match here, India scored a mammoth 213 runs and it should be a good batting surface this time around as well.
The last time the two teams met, Ireland won a thriller. Prior to that, Ireland were on a four match losing streak against the Dutch.
Dream XI Prediction Team:
Wicket-keeper: G Wilson, S Edwards
Batters: K O’brien, P Stirling, M O’Dowd
All-rounders: M Adair, S Thompson, P Seelar
Bowlers: F Klaasen, G Dockrell, B Rankin
Captain & Vice-captain: M Adair, P Stirling