William Porterfield
Ireland's William Porterfield in action against OmanAFP

Ireland take on the Netherlands in the first Group A fixture of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup qualifier at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala, on Sunday, 13 March, .

Where to watch live

Match starts at 9:30am GMT/3pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast it in India. Click here for the live streaming link.


The clash between Ireland and the Netherlands will have no impact on who will make it to the final 10 of the T20 World Cup. Ireland suffered defeat at the hands of Oman and after that upset, their chances of progressing to the next round took a hit as their clash against Bangladesh was called off due to bad weather.

The rain in Dharamshala also forced the clash between the Netherlands and Oman to be called off, leaving both teams to share a point. Bangladesh and Oman have three points each and the former is leading the table with a better net run rate.

Bangladesh and Oman face each other in the final qualifier fixture and the winner of that clash will make it to Group 2 of the 2016 T20 World Cup. It will be disappointing for both the Netherlands and Ireland to crash out of the tournament in this fashion.


Ireland to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Ireland to win: 8/13
  • Netherlands to win: 5/4

Team News


Squad: William Porterfield (C), Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O' Brien, Niall O'Brien, Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.


Squad: Peter Borren (c), Wesley Barresi, Ahsan Malik, Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tom Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren.