Ireland have the upper hand in their final match against Holland - ICC World Cup 2011 - Preview

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Ireland have the upper hand in their final match against Holland - ICC World Cup 2011 - Preview
A lot has been discussed on the possible quarter-finalists of the ICC World Cup 2011, as there is a stiff competition amongst,
are all set to battle at the bottom of Group B. Both teams are already out of the tournament, but they will look to end their campaign on a hight by winning their last match.
Ireland are at number six in their group with two points, winning just one match out of the five they have played. The minnows surprised England with a brilliant victory, but they were not able to perform consistently in the tournament against other teams.
On the other hand, the Dutch team hasn’t been able to win a single match in this tournament. They started their World Cup campaign in a decent way, giving a tough time to the Poms. The minnows scored 292 runs in that match, courtesy a brilliant century by
Ryan ten Doeschate, but they went onto lose the match in the end.
The match against Ireland, which will be played on Friday, the 18th of, will be a good opportunity for Holland to open their account with a World Cup win.
The Irish definitely have the upper hand going into their final match of the tournament. They have the ability to surprise good teams, as they shocked and England, in 2007 and 2011 World Cup respectively.
However, the Irish team is apparently too dependent on their flamboyant middle-order batsman Kevin O’Brien, who struck a tremendous century against England. His 113 off just 63 balls guided his team to a three wicket win, but apart from that there hasn’t
been anything significant by the tall batsman.
In order to win their next game, Ireland will need some runs from their top order batsmen. Captain William Porterfield has got a few good starts for his team, but he hasn’t been able to capitalize on them. Similarly and Niall O’Brien have also not
been able to convert their starts into a big innings.
One factor working for Ireland is that their bowlers have done a good job in the tournament until now. Veteran Trent Johnston and young Boyd Rankin have bowled some good spells with the new ball, and they have got good support from spinners Paul Stirling
and teenager
Compared to the Irish team, Holland are also in a similar position when it comes to batting. They have been dependant on ten Doeschate and rest of the batsmen haven’t played sensible cricket.
In order to post a challenge to their opponents, the Dutch batsmen will be required to take responsibility and support their main player. Batsmen like will have to share the load with ten Doeschate.
The Dutch bowlers will also have to support their batsmen., Pieter Seelaar and ten Doeschate have bowled well, but they haven’t been able to take too many wickets for their team. They will have to come up with something spectacular in their
final match of the tournament.



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