Andrew Balbirnie: “We’re making progress, to keep up with these big teams. It was hard fought. If someone had stayed with Lorcan Tucker, who knows.”
Aaron Finch is Player of the Match: “Wasn’t the easiest wicket, a lot slower than we thought it was. They bowled well, cutters and stuff, was hard to get into a rhythm. Nah, not feeling the pressure at all, to be honest. The support from the change room and support staff has been incredible. T20 is a high risk-game, sometimes it comes off, and sometimes it doesn’t. It wasn’t easy to come out and go after the bowling from the start. I’ve had a bit of a hammy swing, I don’t feel too bad at the moment but generally, overnight it can stiffen up a bit, let’s see how it goes, will have a scan tomorrow.” On Tim David [who didn’t take the field]: Just a bit of hammy tightness, that was more precaution than anything.
Pitch and weather: You’ll get a good pace and carry at the Gabba, but the bounce should be true and it can be a terrific place to bat although Bangladesh and Zimbabwe made it seem tricky. There is a small chance of a shower very late in the day.
Australia vs Ireland Highlights today. 31st Match, Group 1 (N), Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Monday 31-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: Ireland chose to field.
Andy Balbirnie says the team is excited to play the champions in their own backward. They will go with the same team.
Aaron Finch says We would’ve bowled first, don’t think it’d change too much. We haven’t talked about NRR, it’s a right throughout the game to get to a good point. Adam Zampa’s back for Ashton Agar. Ash was stiff and with a shorter side but is confident with their XI.
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 3 Lorcan Tucker(wk), 4 Harry Tector, 5 Curtis Campher, 6 George Dockrell, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Mark Adair, 9 Fionn Hand, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Josh Little.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 1
Australia Won: 1
Ireland Won: 0
Australia T20I Rankings: 6th
Ireland T20I Rankings: 12th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 08:00 AM GMT | 06:00 PM Local
Umpires – Chris Gaffaney, Nitin Menon
TV Umpire – Kumar Dharmasena
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Ahsan Raza
Match number – T20I no. 1855