World T20, Group A: Ireland vs Netherlands – As it happened...

Persistent rain reduced the match to six-overs a side fixture.

World T20, Group A: Ireland vs Netherlands – As it happened...

New Delhi: In a rain truncated match, Netherlands beat Ireland by 12 runs at Dharamsala.

Possible playing XIs

Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Warren Barresi (wk), Ben Cooper, Tom Cooper, Peter Borren (capt.), Roelof van der Merwe, Pietar Seelaar, Mudassar Bukhari, Ahsan Malik, Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren

Ireland: William Porterfield (capt.), Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson, Niall O'Brien (wk), Kevin O'Brien, Aandy Poynter, Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Max Sorensen, Tinm Murtagh, Boyd Rankin

Date: March 13, Sunday

Venue: HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala

Time: 1500 IST

TV listing: Star Sports 1, 2, HD 1 & 2

Live streaming: Star Sports website, Hotstar


Here are two players who can make all the difference in this encounter.

Kevin O'Brien (Ireland): The all-rounder is among the most experienced players in the Ireland side. However, he has not played up to his potential in the tournament so far. The 32-year-old has picked up two wickets and scored 14 runs in two outings. Against Netherlands, the Irish side will expect a major contribution from O'Brien.

Roelof van der Merwe (Netherlands): Roelof van der Merwe is an experienced campaigner in the T20 format. The all-rounder has not just played for South Africa, but also represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Against Ireland, the Dutch side will hope the 31-year-old finally finds form in the mega tournament.