Having lost the first two matches of the tri-series to hosts Netherlands, Ireland would be raring to get on the points table against Scotland.
The Scots, on the other hand, were routed 2-0 by Pakistan after the historic ODI win against England
Ireland were disappointing with the bat in the second match as well, managing only 158 with Gary Wilson’s unbeaten 45 the only score of note. That too came at a slow pace. Ireland would need more out of their batsmen. Among the bowlers, it was again Simi Singh who impressed with 1 for 23 at Rotterdam. Again, Ireland would be seeking better contributions from the rest.
After competing for a bit in the first T20 against Pakistan, Scotland were completely outwitted by their much-superior opponents in the second. Having restricted Pakistan for 166, they then themselves folded up for 82. Scotland have made on change from the team that played Pakistan, Safyaan Sharif is out, and Stuart Whittingham comes in.