IR-A vs NED-A: Netherlands A will lock horns against Ireland Wolves for three unofficial 50-over matches. All matches will take place at the Oakhill Cricket Club in Wicklow. The tour commences on May 10, with the visitors being exempted from a mandatory quarantine.
The Wolves faced a challenging series earlier this year against Bangladesh A in the subcontinent. On the other hand, the Netherlands side hasn’t played an ODI game since 2019. This home series against the Netherlands will be a different environment for the players as it will help the Wolves with some game time ahead of their international season.
Their performances will come in handy and help them in the hunt for being on the radar for national selectors.
For Ireland Wolves, the likes William Porterfield and George Dockrell, alongside Harry Tecotor leading the side, will provide strong leadership. Ireland Wolves have also added 17-year-old batsman Tim Tector to their squad following his List A debut for Leinster Lightning.
For the Netherlands, Scott Edwards will lead the side. VCC’s Logan van Beek will be trying to break into a competitive fast bowling unit and find himself a place in the playing XI.
Stephan Myburgh and Vikram Singh go head to head for a place at the top of the batting order whilst HCC’s Musa Ahmad is expected to break into the XI after being a standout performer during the domestic season.
This series will prove to be a crucial one for the side and will serve as a selection basis for their upcoming series against Scotland.
Match: Ireland Wolves vs Netherlands A
Date & Time: 10th May 2021, 3:15 PM IST
Venue: Oakhill Cricket Club, Wicklow
IR-A vs NED-A Head-to-Head
Ireland Wolves and Netherland A haven’t faced off each other in any competitive game in recent times.
Pacers are expected to benefit the most from the track, as there is some extra bounce and swing on offer. Batters might come into this game as the match progresses, with the ball coming nicely onto the bat during the second essay.
Teams would prefer chasing at this venue, making bowling first the ideal option upon winning the toss.
With some possibility of rain, one might see a few overs to be lost on Monday for IR-A vs NED-A game.
IR-A vs NED-A Predicted Playing XI
Harry Tector (captain), Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Curtis Campher, Graeme McCarter, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, William Porterfield, Ben White, Craig Young.
Scott Edwards (Captain), Vikramjit Singh/Stephan Myburgh, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Tonny Staal, Logan van Beek, Ryan Klein, Philippe Boissevain, Vivian Kingma, Tobias Visée, Paul van Meekeren.
IR-A vs NED-A Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keeper: S Edwards
Batsmen: Ben Cooper(VC), Harry Tector, William Porterfield
All rounders: George Dockrell(C), Logan Van Beek, Curtis Campher
Bowlers: Barry Mccarthy, Paul Van Meekeren, Peter Chase, Craig Young.