Date & Time: Saturday, October 26, 11:30 IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Ireland desperate for a top 6 finish
The win against Jersey on Friday meant Ireland moved to No.3 in Group A with 3 wins from 5 matches. Now one more victory in their final game of the group stage against Nigeria will keep them in the hunt for the top 6 of the tournament if others results also to go in their favour. On the other hand, Nigeria is placed at the bottom of the table as they are yet to cross over the winning line. So there is a lot on the cards to play for as Nigeria is looking for their maiden victory and Ireland desperate to finish in the top 6.
Nigeria may consider a few changes in the pursuit of a different result. Ireland is likely to stick with their winning combination.
The surface at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi has been a tricky one for batsmen in the morning and afternoon games where scores are recorded below 140. So we expect nothing different for Saturday morning’s game as well.
He has been the man for Ireland with the bat as he is at the top of the run charts for the side. His impressive PPM of 61 and an MDTA of 1 on this tour makes him a worthy pick in the fantasy cricket team.
He is one among the top performers for the side in the tournament where he has come up with at least a wicket in every match and he was also decent with the bat at times. He has a PPM of 58 and an MDTA of 1.67 on the tour.
The Irish bowling spearhead has lived up to the expectations on him as he came up with consistent performances in the tournament. He has a PPM of 58 and an MDTA of 1.33 on the tour.
He is the most consistent performer for Nigeria in the tournament where he is amongst the wickets. In the last 3 matches, he has a PPM of close to 50 and an MDTA of 1 which makes him with one of the choicest pick to consider in the Dream11 cricket team.