The 2013 ICC T20 World Cup qualifying round will begin on 15-11-2013 with a match between Ireland and Namibia. The live score updates, team squads, preview, prediction and result of this opening match of the tournament is available below on this page. The Ireland vs Namibia cricket match will be played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi and at match start time is 06:00 GMT | 10:00 local time | 11:00 PKT.
This year, 16 teams are going to participate in the qualifying round which have been divided into two groups. Both Ireland and Namibia have been placed in group A along with 6 other teams. Both teams have played warm-up matches before the actual start of the qualifying round. Ireland had faced Netherlands in their first warm-up match which they had won comprehensively by 6 wickets and 2 balls remaining.
Match: Ireland vs Namibia Live
Time: 06:00 GMT | 10:00 local time | 11:00 PKT
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
On the other hand, Namibia had faced Kenya in their warm-up match which they had lost due to poor performance in both batting and bowling department. While batting first, Kenya had set a total of 160 runs which resulted to be a very tough one for Namibia cricket team. Namibia were bowled all out at just 123 runs in 18.3 overs. After analyzing the past and recent performances of the both teams, we predict that Ireland is the favorite team to win this match as they have shown far better performances as compared to Namibia and also have a more experienced team squad on the international level.
William Porterfield (captain), Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Ed Joyce, Andrew McBrine, John Mooney, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, James Shannon, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson.
Sarel Burger (captain), Stephan Baard, Gerhard Erasmus, Shalako Groenewald, Louis Klazinga, JP Kotze, Bernard Scholtz, Nicolaas Scholtz, JJ Smit, LP Van Der Westhuizen, Raymond van Schoor, Toby Vervey, Christi Viljoen, Craig Williams, Pikkie Ya France.