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IRE vs PAK, 1st T20I: Clontarf Cricket Club Pitch Report, Dublin Weather Forecast, T20 Stats & Records | Ireland vs Pakistan 2024

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Currently, Pakistan are on a tour of Ireland, set to engage in three T20Is. The first match, marking the beginning of the series between Ireland and Pakistan, is slated for May 10th at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin.

This series holds significant importance for both teams, serving as crucial groundwork as they find themselves grouped together for the imminent ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in June. Following a drawn home series against New Zealand, Pakistan is eager to clinch victory to bolster their confidence ahead of the global event. Conversely, Ireland aims to triumph over the visitors, aiming for their inaugural T20I victory against Pakistan.

Ireland vs Pakistan Head to head record in T20Is

Pakistan secured victory by a margin of 39 runs in the sole T20 International encounter against Ireland during the T20 World Cup 2009.

T20I Stats and Records at Clontarf Cricket Club:

  • Total matches: 5
  • Matches won batting first: 1
  • Matches won bowling first: 4
  • Average first innings score: 107
  • Average second innings score: 108
  • Highest total recorded: 153/3 (18.3 Ov) by Ireland vs Zimbabwe
  • Lowest total recorded: 114/9 (20 Ov) by Ireland vs Zimbabwe
  • Highest score chased: 153/3 (18.3 Ov) by Ireland vs Zimbabwe
  • Lowest score defended: 117/7 (20 Ov) by Zimbabwe vs Ireland

Clontarf Cricket Club Pitch Report

This cricket pitch is renowned for its features that greatly benefit quick bowlers. Its surface creates perfect circumstances for the ball to move unpredictably, posing a tough challenge for batters to score runs with ease. Particularly when the sky is cloudy, these conditions intensify, making it even harder for the batting team. Considering the nature of this pitch, winning the coin toss carries substantial weight. Teams winning the toss frequently choose to field first since chasing tends to be viewed as the preferable strategy on this kind of surface.

Dublin Weather Forecast:

The forecast for the forthcoming Dublin match suggests a minimal 10% chance of rain. Expect a steady temperature around 21 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a humidity level of roughly 59%. Moreover, anticipate a brisk breeze with speeds reaching 18 kmph.

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IRE vs Pakistan 2024, 1st T20I – Probable Playing XI:

Ireland: Neil Rock, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Ross Adair, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Paul Stirling (c), George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy

Pakistan: Azam Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali

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