Cricket World Cup Tips | 25th February 2015 | Sky Sports 2

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AN 11/2 winner on Tuesday, can Joe Drabble (@Joe_Drabs) continue his super form with Wednesday’s Ireland-UAE clash next in line.

Ireland v UAE | Wednesday 03.30 | Sky Sports 2

Ireland are looking to maintain their 100% record at the Cricket World Cup (words I never thought I’d type!) when they take on fellow associate members UAE in Brisbane on Wednesday morning.

The UAE are rated the worst side in the tournament and despite a week off sampling the delights of the Gold Coast, I expect the Irish to be in fit enough condition to make it two wins from two. At 1/4 I won’t be backing them outright but instead I’m looking at a different angle to make us a profit…

Boylesports have the Total Wides in the match at 16.5 and at 5/6 I’m willing to go over that line. These are without doubt two of the worst bowling attacks in the tournament and Ireland have bowled 9, 21 & 11 wides in their last three matches, UAE: 13, 2, 10 & 10 in their last four.

Elsewhere, I’ll be on Ireland to outscore their opponents in the First 15 Overs at 8/15. UAE are predominantly slow starters and Ireland, with Paul Stirling in their ranks, are not.

With the pressure off his side following their win over the Windies, I’ll also be backing Ireland captain Will Porterfield as the Top Match Batsman at 6/1.

Best Bets

Ireland v UAE – Over 16.5 Total Wides (5/6 Boylesports)

Ireland v UAE – Ireland Highest First 15 Overs Runs (8/15 Ladbrokes)

Ireland v UAE – Will Porterfield Top Batsman (6/1 888 Sport)

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