Ireland vs Pakistan 1st ODI – Preview, Prediction & Probable XI
Ireland will host Pakistan in 1st One-Day International of two-match One-Day International series on Thursday (17 Aug) at Malahide, Dublin.
Fixture: Ireland vs Pakistan, 1st ODI Match/ IRE vs PAK
Time/Date: 03:15 PM IST/ 09:45 AM GMT/ 10:45 AM Local/ 18 Aug
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Ireland are now on right track as they are playing regularly with good teams. Recently, they had busy days playing International cricket with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Playing with Afghanistan five-match One-Day series ended 2-2 but competition was at it level best. However, they didn’t had good series with Sri Lanka where they lost both ODIs by good margin.
Opener Ed Joyce in particular comes into the opener in brilliant form, scoring 160 runs in the last game he played. Ireland will be boosted by the return of batsman Niall O’Brien and bowler Craig Young from injury, with the duo missing the series against Afghanistan. Host definitely have potential match winners in their squad only they need to do is apply themselves and give their best.
Visitors comes into the series after defeating England in last test and leveling the series 2-2 in four-match series. They must be boosted with confidence after fabulous performance against England. However, they will face Ireland with different squad, Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq who played an important role in the Test series are not in the One-Day squad.
Pakistan have not done well in shorter format of game over past few year. Azhar Ali will lead the visitors side along with many young players. Pakistan are favorites for this series but they can’t overlook Ireland side who can turn things around.
Where to watch Pakistan vs Ireland, 1st ODI Match Live?
TV Channels: ESPN, OSN, Zee TV, Sky Sports Digital, Ten Sports, Fox Sports, SuperSport, Flow Sports and the Asian Television Network.
Online Streaming: SkySports.com
Live Score: Cricbuzz.com and ESPNcricinfo.com
What is the full squad of Ireland and Pakistan?
Pakistan full Squad: Azhar Ali (C), Sharjeel Khan, Muhammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Sami Aslam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Yair Shah, Ali Hassan, Muhammad Nzwaz
Ireland full Squad:
Batsman: William Porterfield(c), John Anderson, Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien, Gary Wilson
All-Rounders: Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien
Wicket-Keeper: Stuart Poynter
Bowlers: Peter Chase, Tim Murtagh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young
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