PAK vs IRE, T20 World Cup 2024, Preview: Pitch report, head-to-head, playing 11 predictions, toss time

PAK vs IRET20 World Cup 2024

Pakistan and Ireland Face Off in Dead Rubber T20 World Cup Match!

Pakistan vs Ireland T20 World Cup

While the outcome of Sunday’s T20 World Cup clash between Pakistan and Ireland in Florida won’t affect the tournament’s later stages, both teams have plenty to prove. With both sides already eliminated from the Super Eights, pride is on the line as they look to dissect their performances and build for the future.

T20 World Cup 2024 Pakistan vs Ireland

Pakistan’s World Cup journey was cut short when rain washed out the crucial USA vs. Ireland match. Questions regarding their squad selection, particularly the batting order, have been swirling since the tournament began. The slower pitches in the US exposed these weaknesses, as batsmen accustomed to Pakistan’s flatter pitches struggled to adapt. While the bowling attack has impressed, Pakistan’s batting has consistently let them down.

Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 news

Given the historical success of spin bowling at the Lauderhill venue, Pakistan might hand a debut to young spinner Abrar Ahmed. Ireland, also winless in the group stage, will be looking to end their campaign on a positive note. They come into the match having convincingly beaten Pakistan in a recent bilateral series. 

PAK vs IRE Match

They’ll be hoping to capitalize on Pakistan’s fragile confidence and tendency to crumble under pressure. A strong bowling performance from Ireland could spring an upset. However, much like Pakistan, their batting has been inconsistent, leaving them reliant on their bowlers.

Of course, the biggest threat to the match itself could be the weather. Florida has recently been experiencing heavy rains and flooding, and three matches scheduled for the Lauderhill venue have already been washed out.

PAK vs IRE Squads

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan.

Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Mark Adair, Ross Adair, Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock (wk), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Ben White, Craig Young.

PAK vs IRE  Key Details:

  • Weather: Cloudy skies with a high of 32 degrees Celsius are forecast, but rain remains a concern.
  • Pitch: The pitch is generally balanced, but might slightly favor bowlers, especially spinners historically.
  • Head-to-Head: Pakistan holds the historical advantage, winning 3 out of their 4 T20I encounters with Ireland. Their only World Cup meeting resulted in a 39-run victory for Pakistan (2009).
  • Match Time: If the weather permits, the toss will take place at 7:30 PM IST with the match starting at 8:00 PM IST.
  • Telecast: Star Sports Network
  • Live Streaming: Disney Plus Hotstar

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