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Ireland will look to ensure qualification for the Super 10 stage with a second consecutive victory © AFP

 

High-flying Ireland take on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their Group B qualifying game at Sylhet on Wednesday.The Irish look in good form ahead of the game as a second successive win in the group will all but ensure their qualification for the Super 10 stages.

 

Paul Stirling was the hero for Ireland in the game against Zimbabwe as he slammed home a match winning 60 whereas George Dockrell and Andy McBrine did the star turn with the ball as they snared two wickets apiece.

 

 

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UAE had only Shaiman Anwar and Khurram Khan as the two batsmen who put up some respectability in their match against the Netherlands, with the rest of the batting order collapsing like a heap of cards against the Dutch bowling.  A repeat of that performance will definitely mean the end of the road for the UAE side who are looking to salvage some amount of pride in the game against Ireland

 

UAE  are looking to avoid elimination as it is a must win game for them.Ireland had beaten Zimbabwe by 3 wickets whereas UAE had lost to the Netherlands by 6 wickets in their respective opening matches.