Scotland enjoys a higher ranking in T20 compared to Ireland. It is ranked 9th while Ireland is ranked 11th. So, odds favour Scotland. Also, the team lineup favors Scotland, though Ireland does have a solid team, as well.
Ireland is captained by Gary Wilson, who was selected after William Porterfield stepped down. Wilson has a lot of experience and is renowned for being a strategic captain. Whether that will help Ireland take down Scotland, which is captained by Kyle Coetzer.
According to the coach of Ireland, the team has been working hard to achieve success, but it may be elusive in this match. The Irish team comprises Gary Wilson, William Porterfield, Peter Chase, Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy Stuart Thompson, Peter Chase, Barry McCarthy, Simi Singh and others.
The Scottish team consists of Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matt Cross, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal, and Stuart Whittington.
So, it will be interesting to see both the teams perform in the Tri-Series T20 match. SW Poynter is the wicketkeeper batsman of the Irish team and A Balbirnie is the opening batsman. On the other hand, MH Cross is the wicketkeeper of the Scottish team. The Scottish side has its fair share of good players, like Richie Berrington, Alasdair Evans, and Josh Davey.
The fourth T20I between Scotland and Ireland may see Scotland winning. Here are some reasons why Scotland could win this encounter:
Ireland is still finding its place in the big league and may find it hard to control the Scottish batsmen and take quick wickets
Scotland has played T20 matches and is ranked higher than Ireland
Dylan Budge is the all-rounder player of Scotland and is in great form these days
The opening batsman George Munsey is also one of the best Scottish batsmen
Mark Watt and Bradley Wheal are wicket-taking Scottish bowlers
With players like Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Alasdair Evans, and Kyle Coetzer, Scotland will put a good batting and bowling performance.