Ireland vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match Prediction 2024

IRE vs PAK 2nd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Ireland will take on Pakistan in the 2nd match of the three T20I series. The game will be played at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin Stadium and will start at 7:30 PM IST on May 12.

Ireland picked up a comprehensive five wicket win in the first T20I to get the series off to a perfect start. The hosts were not intimidated by the mighty opposition and were clinical in their approach. Ireland did well to restrict Pakistan to 182-6 and later chased the target by five wickets to spare, with Andrew Balbirnie scoring 77.

Pakistan should be very concerned with the defeat as the team also lost to a second string New Zealand team at home. Pakistan could say they are experimenting ahead of the World Cup but they almost played a full strength team in the first T20I. 

Pakistan’s approach to the game has been a concern in the last few games as the team has not aimed for bigger scores and followed a traditional strategy of starting low and scoring heavy in last overs, trying to post a score of around 180, but times have changed and the par score has moved up to 200-210, something Pakistan need to look into.

Ireland vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, the match will not be televised. In UK, fans need to turn to TNT sports. For fans in Pakistan, Ten Sports will broadcast the match.

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

IRE vs PAK Match Toss Prediction

Captains winning the toss should bowl first. We saw in the first game that even a score of 180+ was not enough to defend thus both teams would prefer to chase. 

IRE vs PAK Pitch Report

The pitch at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin looks a good one to bat. There will be swing with the new ball but it won’t last more than a few overs after which it will be very easy to score runs and bowlers will have to rely on good lines and length. A score of 190-200 is just par.

Dublin Weather Report

There is heavy rain predicted with chances of precipitation going as high as 60 per cent. The weather will be in early 10s so it will be quite chilly conditions for cricket.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Ireland vs Pakistan 2nd T20 2024

Ireland Team News & Playing 11

IRE Team News

Ireland should not make changes to their playing XI. They were convincing in the first game and we don’t see them tinkering with the winning combination.

IRE Key Players

  • Andrew Balbirnie- Andrew Balbirnie was the cornerstone of the massive win. He played a 77 run knock in the first game and played the class Pakistan attack with authority.
  • Paul Stirling- Paul Stirling is a very experienced campaigner for Ireland. He can blow hot and cold but is a match winner for Ireland on his day. The swashbuckling batter has scored 3499 runs in T20Is.
  • Mark Adair- Mark Adair is Ireland’s best bowler. He gets the ball to swing early and create problems. He did have an off day in 1st T20I but that should not be a concern. Adair has 108 wickets in 78 T20I matches.

IRE Team Form

Ireland’s last series was against Afghanistan in UAE and Ireland suffered a 2-1 defeat in the series. 

Ireland Predicted Playing 11

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

Pakistan Team News & Playing 11

PAK Team News

Pakistan have said they will experiment throughout the series to get a perfect combination for the T20 World Cup. Abbas Afridi could be rested to get Haris Rauf in the playing XI.

PAK Key Players

  • Babar Azam – Babar Azam scored 57 in the 1st T20I, however, he took 43 balls for the runs.  Babar needs to look into the strike rate and bring out a more aggressive version of him which he is very much capable of.
  • Saim Ayub – Saim Ayub also played well for his 45. Ayub is a very important player of this lineup as he is someone who gets the team off to a quick start. He allows the likes of Babar Azam and Rizwan to get set at the crease without the pressure of scoring quickly from ball one.
  • Shaheen Afridi – Shaheen Afridi hasn’t been at his best in recent times but he is a key bowler for the side and can be deadly on his day. Afridi would like to get his rhythm back ahead of the important England series and T20 World Cup.

PAK Team Form

Pakistan last played against New Zealand at home and failed to win the series. They lost two games as the series ended as 2-2 draw.

Pakistan Predicted Playing 11

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

Ireland vs Pakistan Head to Head

The teams have played just two T20Is before, with both teams winning one game apiece. Both Pakistan and Ireland would look to take a lead in head to head stats in next game as it will also ensure a series win. 

IRE vs PAK Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played IRE Won PAK Won Tie NR
Overall 2 1 1 0 0

Ireland vs Pakistan Betting Odds

Pakistan are favourites to win. The team did lose the first game but they are a much stronger team and should bounce back well.

Who will win Ireland vs Pakistan 2nd T20 Match?

We suggest backing Pakistan to win. Pakistan are a good T20I side and if they play to their potential, they will be hard to beat. They would be keen to bounce back strong after losing the first game and keep the series alive.

🏆 Ireland vs Pakistan Prediction

Pakistan are favourites to win. The visitors will be hurt by the defeat in the first game and looking to make a strong statement in the second game. It is a must win game for Pakistan and we may see a more aggressive approach from the team which might bring the best out of Pakistan. On paper, they are a strong team thus Pakistan should be the winners of the upcoming clash.

Pakistan to beat Ireland in 2nd T20

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