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AUS vs IRE, Match 31st - ICC WC | Latest Team News, Preview and Predictions.

by  Lakshya Baghel  •  Last updated on 2022-10-31 13:58:16


Analysis for the match.

Australia was stunned by a brutal display from New Zealand in its opening match after which a combination of rain, attacking strokeplay from Stoinis, and Ireland has helped it get back into the semi-final race! In fact, Australia would fancy its chances of making the semis seeing as it has Ireland and Afghanistan to play against. 

Ireland comes into this match after defeating England in its previous match. That result was no fluke. Ireland planned and executed its plans much better. Can it do that again in this match and actually make the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022? 

The cricket betting sites are not giving it much of a chance, however, as England found out in the previous match, you do not underestimate Ireland. 

Must see point.

1). Australia is playing at the Gabba, a ground where it rarely ever loses

2). Ireland managed to surprise England but Australia will know what's coming

3). Australia's batting is stronger and its bowling is in another league altogether in comparison to Ireland


Match Prediction: AUS to win the match.

1). If AUS won the toss and opted to bowl first, IRE could score 130-150 runs.

2). If IRE won the toss and opted to bowl first, AUS could score 165-185 runs.

Secondary Predictions.

1). David Warner total runs - Over 19.5 runs.

David Warner has scored one hundred and 24 half-centuries in this format and the opener is our pick for Australia’s highest run scorer against Ireland.

2). Paul Stirling total runs - Over 18.5 runs.

Opener Paul Stirling has a top score of 115 not out in IT20s and the small right-hander is a strong choice for Ireland’s highest run scorer against Australia.

3). Josh Hazlewood took over 1.5 wickets.

We recommend backing Josh Hazlewood to take over 1.5 wickets in this clash.With the ball, Josh Hazlewood has a strike rate of 14.00 in 2022 and he is well worth backing as Australia’s top wicket taker in this game.


Match Preview.

Australia has not been very convincing in its title defense right now and there is a lot of room for improvement. After losing to New Zealand, Australia was in a spot of bother against Sri Lanka before Marcus Stoinis turned into the Hulk and smashed the bowling to all parts. 

His inning made what could have been a tricky contest into a seemingly comfortable win. It is clear to see that  Australia's batting is not at its best right now. David Warner is not getting runs, Aaron Finch cannot find the middle of the bat, and Mitchell Marsh is struggling. 

Glenn Maxwell is short of runs as well. You would think that at least one of these players would strike form quickly but that has not happened so far. Tim David and Matthew Wade have also not really lit up the T20 World Cup as expected. 

Australia's batting is far stronger than what Ireland has but it can be put under pressure. 

The bowling lineup for Australia performed well against Sri Lanka and we expect them to get the job done against Ireland as well. Starc, Hazelwood, Cummins, and Zampa are all world-class experienced campaigners. This depth and quality in the bowling unit is Australia's biggest strength. 

Ireland played aggressive cricket and took the game to England. It will have no choice but to do the same against Australia. Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, and Curtis Campher down the order are all striking the ball well. They will come out with a view to take the Australian bowlers on.

This could end up being brilliant, as we saw against England, or it could be disastrous, as is the more likely outcome. Ireland has some decent batters but it will take something very special for them to be able to compete against this Australian lineup.

Ireland's bowling is also not that great. They got away with some short-pitched bowling and some skilled swing bowling in the previous match but on the batting-friendly Gabba wicket, that is going to be near impossible. 

Ireland has shown the world that it can compete with any team in fast and bouncy conditions but we just do not seem the repeating their heroics of the previous match.

Match details.

Time - Oct 31st, 01:30 pm, IST.

Venue - The Gabba - Brisbane, Australia 


Pitch reports.

The weather forecast for this match is quite good. There are some clouds around but overall, there should not be any rain or any kind of interruptions. The pitch is expected to be flat and excellent for batting. Australia's batters could really make the most of the conditions and get their net run rate back in order. 

Team News.


There has been an illness running through the Australia squad which saw Adam Zampa miss the win over Sri Lanka and forced keeper-batter Matthew Wade to travel to the ground separately ahead of the abandoned game against England. We expect Zampa to come back into the side for this game.Australia have won only one of their last five games in this format.

Possible XI - Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood


With their game against Afghanistan abandoned without a ball being bowled, all of Ireland’s batters and bowlers will be well rested ahead of this clash. They beat England in their last match and we expect to see the same XI given the chance to defeat Australia in Brisbane.Ireland have lost only one of their last seven IT20s.

Possible XI - Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little