IRE vs NED: The Netherlands, on the other hand, gained qualification for the quadrennial event thanks to another commanding performance by their seam-bowling attack. Brandon Glover was the spearhead of the fast bowling unit this time around as his 4-12 broke the back of the UAE, who could only manage 9-80 after 20 overs; a target which was achieved easily courtesy an unbeaten 53-ball 41.
Ireland sealed their place for next year’s T20 World Cup by topping their group and they come into this semi-final after having achieved a commanding eight-wicket win over Nigeria thanks to Craig Young’s 4-13.
Ireland vs Netherlands Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (C & WK), Mark Adair, Craig Young, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Thompson.
NED Playing 11
Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (c), Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen.
Ireland vs Netherlands Squads:
Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson(w/c), Craig Young, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Thompson, Barry McCarthy, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh, Shane Getkate
Max ODowd, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Pieter Seelaar(c), Scott Edwards(w), Roelof van der Merwe, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Tobias Visee, Shane Snater, Antonius Staal, Philippe Boissevain.