Its a virtual knock game for both the teams,Both team can qualify if West indies lose against UAE in poolB.WI are supposed be UAE by a huge margin if Ireland wins this encounter.Stage is nicely posed for the there teams on last day of league stages.
Ireland has won the toss and opted to bat.Irish strength is batting and they want to go according toit.Irish is going unchanged side.For Pakistan,unfortunately their wolf is ruled out the game due to injury.Adelaide is hosting this crucial event where huge turn around is expected.This is the last game in league stages.
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Ireland are coming after a loss against their table toppers India.This should disappoint Ireland as India are in sublime form.One should say its a good thing they are batting.Their main strength is their top 3 batters.If both opener Paul sterling and William potter field could open on positive note,the game would be definitely.They should asses the pitch and post the target keeping their bowling attack in mind.Ireland attack is filled with mediocre bowlers who looked incompetent at this level.
Pakistan are happy with Sarfraz Ahmed and included in the side.He will stand behind the stumps which would relieve both Pakistani supporters and Umar Akmal.Umar Akmal is an Average keepers who drops absolute sitters on a day.
Ahmes Shehzad should fire and come to terms before they enter knock out.Pakistan should be considering themselves lucky as their match would follow West Indies encounter against UAE.This would help them Asses their losing margin in certain conditions.
It would be a disappointment for both West Indies and Pakistan if they make it to knock outs.Pakistan can control the situation but West Indies can win their match and hope Pakistan win against Ireland
Pakistan(probable): 1 Sarfraz Ahmed (wkt), 2 Ahmed Shehzad 3 Younis Khan, 4 Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 5 Sohaib Maqsood, 6 Umar Akmal, 7 Shahid Afridi, 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Sohail Khan, 10 Rahat Ali, 11 Mohammad Irfan.
Ireland (probable): 1 William Porterfield (capt), 2 Paul Stirling, 3 Ed Joyce, 4 Niall O’Brien, 5Andy Balbirnie, 6 Gary Wilson (wkt), 7 Kevin O’Brien, 8 Stuart Thompson/Andy McBrine,