Our Australia vs Ireland betting tips are in ahead of another crucial clash for the Baggy Greens, where anything other than a win will all but spell the end for their stint in this tournament.
Ireland are not immune to causing a shock or two under skipper Andrew Balbirnie - one of the tournament favourites England have already been humbled by the team in green.
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The game gets underway from 1.30 pm IST on Monday 31st October at the Brisbane Cricket Ground in Brisbane.
This writer is of the opinion that this has been the best Twenty20 World Cup in terms of drama - and we’re not even halfway through! Our Australia vs Ireland betting tips are centred around a win for the Baggy Greens, but you can rule nothing out!
Defeat to the Black Caps in their opening game and a washout against Ireland means Australia find themselves in a tense position - the defending champions need to win in what is increasingly looking like a race for second spot.
Ireland, meanwhile, are firmly in the mix thanks to their Duckworth Lewis win over the Three Lions.
We’re predicting the hosts to come out on top on Halloween, but don’t be shocked to see a spook-takular upset, either! You can back Australia to win at 1.07, while Ireland are available at 8.2.
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The Baggy Greens’ very own master blaster has yet to hit his straps - but he’s still managed to hit 51 runs across two innings so far.
His career T20I strike rate of 150.61 is evidence of how devastating he can be if given time at the crease, but his record of hitting hundreds in this format is formidable too!
Indeed, only Rohit Sharma (four) has scored more T20I hundreds than Glenn Maxwell, who has scored three tons since making his debut back in 2012.
We like the look of Maxwell to top score for Australia at odds of 5.1.
One win, one defeat, and one match abandoned is not an ideal record for an Australian outfit earmarked by many as likely winners of the Twenty20 World Cup.
They have no room left for manoeuvre - defeat to Ireland will all but end their participation in this World Cup, which would represent a tremendous shock.
Skipper Aaron Finch is demanding a zero-complacency policy - warning against underestimating Ireland: “"We have seen how damaging Ireland can be if you give them a sniff in a game. They have got some seriously talented players and some experience, especially at the top of the order. They are never a team you can take lightly. If the wicket has got anything in it they have got very good bowlers to maximise that as well."
Opener Cameron Green could be in for a recall, but Finch is giving little away in terms of team selection.
There are no new injury issues for team management to worry about.
There are rumours the seamer will replace the struggling Pat Cummins, whose death bowling is beginning to come into question.
In the last three overs at the end of an innings, Cummins has taken three wickets at an economy rate of 11.66, while Richardson has taken 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.84 in his previous five overs.
If he gets the nod, it could be worth punting on him to finish top wicket-taker for Australia at odds of 4.5.
Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Both the West Indies and England have found themselves on the wrong end of an Irish onslaught so far in this tournament - can the team from the Emerald Isle make it a giant-killing hat-trick?
Skipper Andrew Balbirnie, who was instrumental in the win over the Three Lions, has a fully fit squad to choose from - it’s unlikely they’ll deviate from a winning formula.
A change in batting position for Tucker has worked wonders - since his elevation to three, he is striking the ball above 130 and is averaging 37.92.
He could be a good Ireland-based bet - you can back him to top score for his side at odds of 6.0, a pretty generous price given his batting position and recent form.
Andy Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy.
This is only the second match these two have played - Australia winning the first contest comfortably.
After several weeks of poor conditions, the weather has relented and we are set for some sunshine at the Gabba!
Ireland have only ever played at this venue once before, beating the UAE back in the 2015 ODI World Cup. From that game, only Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirine and George Dockrell remain in the side!
It’s hard to see any other outcome than a win for the Aussies - but we’ve written that about a game involving Ireland before.
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