Who Will Win Today’s Ireland vs Canada 13th T20 2024?

Canada will face Ireland in the 13th game of the T20 World Cup 2024. The match is set to be played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York, starting at 8:00 PM IST on June 7. Both teams are in a must-win situation to keep their hopes alive for qualifying for the Super 8s.

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  • Canada: Coming off a seven-wicket defeat to the USA. Despite posting a competitive 194-5, they couldn’t defend the target as Aaron Jones’ brilliance saw the USA chase it down comfortably.
  • Ireland: Suffered a heavy defeat against India, bowled out for a mere 96 and losing by eight wickets, with Rohit Sharma leading India’s chase with a half-century.

A defeat for either team will make their path to the Super 8s significantly harder, as only the top two teams in the group advance to the next round.

Live Streaming and TV Coverage

  • TV Channels: Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport.
  • Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video, SuperSport.

Match Conditions

Toss Prediction

Captains will likely choose to bowl first due to the tricky batting conditions. The pitch has been unpredictable, and batting first might result in a low score.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium has favored bowlers, with both seamers and spinners finding assistance. Inconsistent bounce and movement could make a score of 140-150 very competitive.

Weather Report

The temperature will range between 20 and 27 degrees Celsius. There is a slight 10% chance of rain, with humidity at 42%. Strong winds are expected, which could further aid the fast bowlers.

Team Previews

Canada

Team News: Likely to field the same XI that played against the USA. Despite the loss, the team showed promising performances. Key Players:

  • Navneet Dhaliwal: Scored 61 runs off 44 balls against the USA.
  • Nicholas Kirton: Consistent performer, with a strong 51 off 31 balls in the last game.
  • Aaron Johnson: Averages nearly 50 in T20Is, crucial for Canada’s batting.
  • Dillon Heyliger: Top bowler with 40 wickets in 37 games, pivotal against Ireland.

Predicted Playing XI: Shreyas Movva (wk), Saad Bin Zafar (c), Aaron Johnson, Navneet Dhaliwal, Nicholas Kirton, Dilpreet Singh, Dillon Heyliger, Jeremy Gordon, Pargat Singh, Nikhil Dutta, Kaleem Sana.

Ireland

Team News: Despite a heavy loss to India, Ireland is expected to stick with their settled playing XI. Key Players:

  • Andrew Balbirnie: A seasoned performer, crucial for building the innings.
  • Paul Stirling: Capable of impactful quick runs.
  • Mark Adair: Leading pacer, expected to exploit the helpful conditions.
  • Barry McCarthy: Key bowler on a spicy pitch.

Predicted Playing XI: Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Benjamin White.

Head-to-Head

  • Overall: Played 4, Canada won 2, Ireland won 2.

Match Prediction

Ireland are the favorites to win, given their superior bowling attack and experience in handling tough conditions. Canada will need exceptional performances from their key players to pull off an upset.

Prediction: Ireland to win.

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