Preview – Match 2 : Ireland Women vs Netherlands Women | Squad, Fantasy Playing XI, Venue, Players to Watch

The second T20I between Ireland and Netherlands will be played on July 27 at The Village in Dublin. Having won their first game by 28 runs, the hosts Ireland will look to dominate the Netherlands in the upcoming fixture.


Laura Delany leads Ireland to victory in first T20I against Netherlands PC: Oisin Keniry
Laura Delany leads Ireland to victory in first T20I against Netherlands PC: Oisin Keniry


Ireland Women Squad: Rebecca Stokell, Gaby Lewis, Laura Delany(c), Shauna Kavanagh(w), Eimear Richardson, Lara Maritz, Orla Prendergast, Leah Paul, Celeste Raack, Ava Canning, Sophie MacMahon, Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Mary Waldron

Netherlands Women Squad: Frederique Overdijk, Heather Siegers(c), Babette de Leede(w), Miranda Veringmeier, Robine Rijke, Annemijn van Beuge, Eva Lynch, Iris Zwilling, Isabel van der Woning, Juliet Post, Silver Siegers, Hannah Landheer, Julia Corder, Annemijn Thomson

Players to watch out for

Laura Delany (Ireland): 

Laura Delany Ireland Women's Cricket
Laura Delany Ireland Women’s Cricket


The captain of Ireland was the top run getter of the match, as she smashed a brilliant 61 off 43 balls, hitting eight boundaries. The right hand top order bat guided her team to get to a competitive score of 160-6 at the end of 20 overs.

Lara Maritz (Ireland): 

The right arm seamer was the pick of the bowlers for Ireland as she scalped 3-13 in her three overs, picking up two wickets in one over. All the three wickets that she accounted for were bowled.

Frederique Overdijk (Netherlands): The right-hand opening bat scored 19 runs but those came off 38 balls. Though she struggled to make a mark with the bat, she had a good day with the ball. The right-arm quick picked up 2-24 in her four overs.

Miranda Veringmeier (Netherlands): The right-hand middle-order bat was the top scorer for the Netherlands as she hammered 33 off just 15 balls, hitting five boundaries and a six. She was fluent with the bat and at one stage she looked to take the game away from Ireland.

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Weather conditions

It is a 4pm (local) start at The Village in Dublin. There is a very high chance of rain playing a spoilsport in today’s game as there is a close to 80% chance of precipitation between 4pm and 8pm. The average temperature is around 16 degrees Celsius with a moderate breeze blowing from the west-northwest.


It is a good cricketing wicket. The previous game saw close to 300 runs being scored. Though there is a lot for batters, it is a good wicket to bowl on as well, provided the bowler’s pitch in right lines and lengths. 13 wickets fell in the previous T20I between Ireland and Netherlands at this venue, out of which the pacers accounted for 8 wickets and spinners for 5 wickets.

Fantasy playing XI

Shauna Kavanagh, Laura Delany, Miranda Veringmeier, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Frederique Overdijk, Leah Paul, Lara Maritz, Eva Lynch, Celeste Raack, Silver Siegers

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