Ireland skipper Andrew Balbirnie is upbeat about his team's prospects heading into the T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi. His side will get their campaign off the ground with a game versus Netherlands, who defeated Ireland at the qualifying tournament in 2019 and have triumphed in the last three T20 games between the teams at global tournaments.
Two days later, on October 20, Ireland will lock horns with Sri Lanka, the top seeds in Group A. Their third and final match of the round is against Namibia in Sharjah.
🗣️ "To be able to go into another T20 World Cup is very exciting for the group."@cricketireland captain Andrew Balbirnie is confident of his side heading into the ICC Men's @T20WorldCup 2021 💪 pic.twitter.com/xvrABkTNbv— ICC (@ICC) August 18, 2021