ireland have won their last four T20 Internationals played against the Netherlands, including both matches of the tri-nation series held in the Netherlands last year. Momentum is also with Scotland who are coming back to victory in their last two T20IIs, unlike the Dutch, who have lost their last two full T20Is. There is a more balanced side in Scotland and their batting looks stronger and deeper than their opponents, this is the reason why we think they are better to win this match.
Oman vs IRE Head to Head
Oman and Ireland play only once in the 20th format – ICC World Twenty20 held in India in 2016. This match was played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium at Dharamsala in the month of March. Ireland won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 154/5 on the scoreboard. Oman’s run chase was not easy at all but he finally took the line to win the match with two wickets and two balls remaining.
Matches played: 1; Oman Won: 1; Ireland won: 0
Oman versus Ireland’s prediction
In this tournament, Ireland is the only team that has a Test status and will be under pressure to prove that they really deserve it. Oman is playing in his circumstances and Ireland will be aware of the fact that he lost both of his warm-up matches before the tournament started. Oman has done better in Ireland in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India and he should give great confidence in the game. However, being injured by Zeeshan Maqsood and Akeeb Elliash means that they have lost a lot of firepower in their batting department. On the other hand, Ireland is almost on full strength and there is a lot of quality and diversity in their bowling attack. So although Ireland is playing in foreign conditions, we expect them to kick off their campaign with victory.
CRICKBELL MATCH TIPS