Ireland vs Namibia Betting Tips & Prediction – 3rd place Play Off ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier

Prateik K
By: Prateik K
Prediction Ireland vs Namibia

Betting Tips for Ireland vs Namibia

Ireland won by 27 runs

Winner Odds

Ireland – 1.25 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.125 if Ireland wins) BET NOW
Namibia – 3.96 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.396 if Namibia win) BET NOW

More Odds & Betting Tips

  • Paul Stirling leads to be the top team batsman for Ireland with odds of 3.4 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.340). While Kevin O’Brien follows with 3.74 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.374) odds in the same market. BET NOW
  • Stephen Baard leads in the top team batsman market with odds of 4.5 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.450) for Namibia while Ben Cooper follows with odds of 5 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.500). BET NOW
  • Ireland leads with odds of 1.53 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.153) and the Netherlands follows with odds of 2.50 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.250) in the highest opening partnership market. BET NOW
  • Mark Adair leads for Ireland with odds of 3.50 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.350) to be team top bowler while Bernard Scholtz has odds of 3.74 (bet Rs.100 to win Rs.374) odds for the Netherlands to be the team top bowler. BET NOW

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ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers Play-Off Squad Comparison

Ireland

Ireland, who finished at number 1 in the Group B points table and made it directly to the semi-final 1 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. However, as we had discussed in our prediction for Ireland vs Netherlands 1st semi-final match, the lack of tough competition in the last few wins had an impact on the Ireland side. While Mark Adair was wicketless in the semi-final match for 31 runs in 4 overs, the top bowler, Craig Young was also the most expensive.

Boyd Rankin had the best economy with figures of 1 for 17 in 4 overs while Stuart Thompson and George Dockrell were pretty expensive bowling 2 overs each. Chasing a target of 159, a lot depended on the top order. However, Paul Stirling and Kevin O Brien couldn’t produce anything special for the team while Andrew Balbirnie was out for 8 off 12 balls at number 3. A very poor batting performance with just 4 batsmen having scored double digits, Ireland finished 137-9 and were knocked out of the race to the final.

Namibia

Namibia seems comfortable defending totals in the knockout matches. They defeated Oman in the play-off 2 match defending 161 runs while in the 2nd semi-final, lost to Papua New Guinea chasing a small target of 131 runs. JJ Smit was the team top bowler for Namibia with 2 for 29 while Christi Viljoen and Gerhard Erasmus picked 1 wicket each. Though Bernard Scholtz was wicketless, Namibia put in a good bowling effort in restricting PNG to 130-5. In comparison with Ireland’s bowling in the 1st semi-final, Namibia’s bowling attack was more disciplined.

While Ireland gave away 11 extras, the Namibian bowlers accounted for only 4 extras. While opener Stephan Baard was the highest scorer for Namibia scoring 34 runs, he had a strike rate of 85.00. Another batsman with a strike rate of below 100 was Craig Williams at number 4 scoring 4 off 21 balls. In the last 2 matches, Namibia had at least one of the openers dismissed for a duck. It was Craig Williams and JJ Smit who turned around the innings in the 2nd play-off batting first against Oman.

Our Prediction for Ireland vs Namibia

Ireland is favorite to win the match

Ireland has a more experienced side than Namibia while both the teams are struggling on the batting front. Another common thing between the two teams is their dependency on the all-rounders. While it’s Craig Williams and JJ Smit for Namibia, Ireland relies on a few top-order batsmen and the rest of the batting line-up gives in once the opposition is through the top 4.

While the top betting sites in India have Ireland as a favorite to win, given the recent batting form of Ireland, a lot is dependent on the toss. Both teams would prefer batting first and defending a total rather than chasing even a 140-runs target.

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