Ireland vs UAE – T20I Betting Tips

Host United Arab Emirates and Ireland will lock horns in the second game of the 2021 UAE T20I Summer Bash at ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai on Thursday.

Benjamin White and Graham Kennedy have been named in Ireland’s T20I squad for UAE T20 Bash competition. Captain Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance against Ireland.

On the other hand, United Arab Emirates will be keen to make strong comeback after losing their opening game against Namibia. The hosts will be hoping that premier players can come to the party in this fixture.


Recently, Ireland managed to beat Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series played at home. The side will be keen to deliver their best cricket in this opening fixture.

In the batting department, the side would be relying on openers Paul Stirling, Kevin O’ Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, the middle-order trio of Shane Getkate, Simi Singh and Harry Tector to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the T20I series against Zimbabwe, opener Paul Stirling showcased excellent form with the bat for Ireland. He finished the five-match series as leading run-getter for Ireland with 234 runs at an average of 58.50.

In the bowling department, the likes of Joshua Little, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Simi Singh and George Dockrell will need to pick up wickets in this fixture.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates will return to the action in the T20 format after almost 18 months. Akif Raja, Karthik Meiyappen and Sanchit Sharma are three uncapped players named in the UAE squad for this competition.

Veteran opener Chirag Suri, Waseem Muhammad, the middle-order trio of Basil Hameed, Muhammad Usman and Rohan Mustafa have the responsibility to deliver notable scores for the side for this contest.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Kashif Daud, Zahoor Khan, Ahmed Raza and Rohan Mustafa to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Ireland will be favorites to win the second game of the UAE Summer T20I Bash 2021 to be played at ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai. For the second game, United Arab Emirates are placed at 2.55 odds, while Ireland placed at 1.48 odds

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Our Tipsters Angle

To make adequate preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup, Ireland will be keen to deliver their best cricket in this opening encounter. With the likes of Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien and Mark Adair doing well in the recent T20I series against Zimbabwe, the expectations will be on the batting lineup to dismantle UAE’s bowling attack.

Therefore, the prediction is for Ireland to beat United Arab Emirates by a comfortable margin in the second game played at Dubai.

Tip 1- Paul Stirling continue his good form at the top

After producing career-best performance with the bat in the T20 format against Zimbabwe, Paul Stirling will be keen to make an impact with the bat. He has played 86 T20Is for Ireland in which he has scored 2, 401 runs at an average of 30.78 with one half-century to his name.

Given his excellent performances with the bat this season, we expect opener Paul Stirling to score 25 runs or more in this T20I series [email protected].

Tip 2-Mark Adair been the premier bowler for Ireland in T20Is

Mark Adair has been the match-winner for Ireland in the shortest format of the game. Since February 2018, pacer Mark Adair has topped the bowling charts for Ireland and claimed 42 wickets in 24matches at an average of 14.33

Given his immaculate performances for Ireland in the 20-over format, we expect pacer Mark Adair to pick one wicket or more in this [email protected].


Expect Ireland to deliver a thumping win over United Arab Emirates at Dubai

  1. Opener Paul Stirling to score 25 runs or more in this T20I series opener- [email protected].
  2. pacer Mark Adair to pick one wicket or more in this fixture- [email protected].

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