Ireland vs Pakistan 1st T20 Match Prediction 2024

IRE vs PAK 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Pakistan is scheduled to tour Ireland in May 2024 for a 3-match T20I series. This will be the first ever bilateral T20I series between IRE and PAK. The tour will kick-off with the 1st T20 match on 10th May at Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin, Ireland.

The series will serve as a part of preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 for both teams. The ICC event is scheduled to commence on 1st June, 2024. Pakistan and Ireland are grouped together in the A group along with India, USA and Canada. They will come face to face on 16th June in the US.

Babar Azam is back to leading the Pakistan T20I side after Shaheen Afridi’s tiny period of captaincy earlier this year. For the home side Ireland, experienced player Paul Sterling will lead.

Ireland vs Pakistan 1st T20 Match Live Streaming

Live Streaming: The T20I series between Ireland and Pakistan will live stream on FanCode app and website.

IRE vs PAK Match Toss Prediction

The toss winner is likely to bowl first as 2 out of last 3 T20Is on this ground were won by the chasing team.

IRE vs PAK Pitch Report

This ground has hosted very few T20I matches. From these matches, we have deduced that this is a slow pitch which offers help to both pacers and spinners. Batters will struggle a bit and the average innings score will be around 135.

Dublin Weather Report

The weather forecast shows sunny weather with partial clouds on Friday in Dublin. The temperature will hover around 19-20°C.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Ireland vs Pakistan 1st T20 2024

Ireland Team News & Playing 11

IRE Team News

Ireland will play their best playing 11 to prepare for the T20 World Cup and their group match against PAK. This is the best playing 11 according to our analysis.

IRE Key Players

  • Andrew Balbirnie – Balbirnie has played 101 T20I matches in which he has scored 2170 runs at a strike rate of 124.49. He has vast experience of T20 format having played more than 150 matches with 3500+ runs.
  • Harry Tector – Harry Tector is just 24 years old but he has played 70 T20Is now and scored 1243 runs at a strike rate of 121.15. He will be a key batter for IRE in the upcoming T20 World Cup as well. This year in March, he smashed a century in an ODI and a half century in a T20 against Afghanistan.
  • Mark Adair – Adair will be a key pacer for the Ireland side and he has impressive stats. In 77 T20Is, Adair has taken 107 wickets at an average of 19.61. In Ireland, he has picked 35 wickets at a strike rate of just 12.9.
  • Benjamin White – The 25-year-old leg break bowler has taken 28 wickets in 23 T20Is at an average of 21.25. His spin abilities will be beneficial on this slow pitch.

IRE Team Form

In this year, Ireland played one T20I series in March when they lost to Afghanistan 2-1. The series took place in Sharjah.

Ireland Predicted Playing 11

Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Paul Stirling (c), Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Benjamin White

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Pakistan are the runners-up of the last T20 World Cup which took place in 2022. They will prepare the best line-up for the upcoming ICC event and look forward to another thrilling outing at the T20 World Cup.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam – Babar Azam is among the top T20I batters in the ICC rankings. He has amassed 3823 runs in 114 T20Is at an average of 41.10. This will be his first outing in Ireland.
  • Mohammad Rizwan – Another power-hitting batter from Pakistan who is in the ICC T20I batsmen rankings. Rizwan has smashed more than 3000 runs in 93 T20Is at a good average of 49.96.
  • Shaheen Afridi – Shaheen Afridi is the leading fast bowler in the Pakistan team. He has an experience of 61 matches in which he has picked 81 wickets at an average of 21.08. He will lead the pace attack for PAK in this series and we expect wickets from him from the 1st match.
  • Shadab Khan – Shadab Khan is having a good season so far. He led his team Islamabad United to the PSL title win and finished as the Player of the Tournament for scoring 305 runs and picking 14 wickets in 12 matches. PAK will have high hopes from going into the T20 World Cup 2024.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan has recently drawn a 5-match T20I series against New Zealand and they have been in good form since the PSL 2024.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir

Ireland vs Pakistan Head to Head

Ireland and Pakistan have played just 1 head to head T20I match in which Pakistan defeated Ireland by 39 runs at Kennington Oval.

IRE vs PAK Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played IRE Won PAK Won NR
Overall 1 0 1 0

Ireland vs Pakistan Betting Odds

The bookmakers are backing Pakistan as the favourites in this match. PAK and IRE are facing each other for the first time in a T20I series and second time in an international T20Is. PAK can be backed at 1.18 to win this match.

Who will win Ireland vs Pakistan 1st T20 Match?

Pakistan is certainly a stronger squad than Ireland but the hosts will not be an easy opponent for Pakistan. Ireland’s squad is filled with a quality of power-hitters, all-rounders and bowlers. We expect to see a good fight between them but with a full-fledged squad available for Pakistan, we are backing them to win the 1st T20.

🏆 Ireland vs Pakistan Prediction

It will be a slow pitch and batting will be difficult on this surface. Pakistan is equipped with one of the strongest bowling line-up in international cricket and Ireland batters might struggle against them. Even if the PAK bowlers fail to make a mark and IRE goes to score big, even then PAK has a strong and reliable batting line-up which can chase any target.

Pakistan to beat Ireland in 1st T20

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