U.A.E. vs Ireland, 3rd T20I: Expected Playing XI, Pitch Report

The UAE vs Ireland match will be the third one in the T201 tournament. On Friday, October 8th, 2021, the match will be played at the I.C.C. Academy Ground in Dubai. The Ireland squad has been announced, while the host team hasn’t yet disclosed their players. The result of the match will depend on the players, weather, pitch, and, of course, the performances and the strategy used in the match. The UAE vs. Ireland 3rd T201 match will start early, making it a Day match.

Match Information:

Match UAE vs. IRE, 3rd T20I, UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021
Date Friday, October 08, 2021
Time 10:30 AM 
Venue ICC Academy Ground, Dubai


The Playing Squad

The Ireland team had officially announced the players in the latter part of September. Andrew Balbirnie will lead the Ireland squad.

Ireland Squad

Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Curtis Camphe, Shane Getkate, Graham Kennedy, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Benjamin White, Harry Tector, and Craig Young.

U.A.E Squad

The UAE hasn’t disclosed their squad yet, but the predicted 11 who might play against Ireland in the third T201 Summer Bash will include:

Ahmed Raza(C), Rohit Mustafa, Muhammad Usman, Vritya Aravind, Chundungapoyil Rizwan, Zahoor Khan, Alishan Sharafu, Waheed Ahmed, Kashif Daud, Zawawar Farid, and Palaniapan Meiyappan.

There might be changes in the UAE squad ahead of the game.

Pitch Report

The ICC Academy Ground where Ireland vs. UAE T201 match will be played was established in the year 2009. The ground is located in the Sports City, Dubai. The ICC Academy ground has both indoor and outdoor matches. The Under-19 cricket world cup was also played here in 2014. Out of the total 31 games that have been played on this ground, the teams that have batted first have won 21 times, while the teams that bowled first have won 10 times. The USA made the highest score on this ground, while, sadly, the host team of this match has scored the lowest runs.

Total Matches Played 31
Batting First Won 21
Batting-second 10
Tie 0
Highest Score U.S.A 245/9
Lowest Score U.A. E 73/10
Average 1st Inning Score 155


The pitch at the ICC Academy ground in Dubai is a good one to bat on. The bounce is even, and the batsmen have been able to play scoring shots. The pitch on this ground not only assists batsmen but also assists bowlers who bowl a consistent line and length. As a result, they have a high chance of getting match-defining wickets. The weather will be sunny and will work in the player’s favor. The highest temperature will be 37-degree Celsius, and the lowest will be 30-degree Celsius.  

So, wait till October 8, 2021, to find out the winner of this match.

Reference Links: 

  1. https://www.icc-cricket.com/match/33988#teams
  2. https://www.cricbuzz.com/live-cricket-scorecard/385r Farid, 62/uae-vs-ire-3rd-t20i-uae-summer-t20-bash-2021
  3. https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-venues/289/icc-academy-ground

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