Ireland Cricket Team
Ireland Cricket Team

Last Update on: July 19th, 2022 at 10:03 pm

Ireland face New Zealand in the second T20I on Wednesday, July 20. They need to win the game to level the series and take it to the decider on Friday, July 22. The remaining two games will be played in Belfast after Dublin hosted the three ODIs. 

Ireland played better cricket in the ODIs but ended up on the losing side. They lost all the three ODIs by close margins and not before giving a tough fight to the Kiwis. Skipper Andrew Balbirnie was dejected with another loss as he blamed the lack of runs from the batters in the chase. Chasing 174 to win, the Irish were bowled out for 142 as they lost by 31 runs. 

Andrew Balbirnie PC
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They need to find wins to consistently play against the top teams around the world. They are possibly the best associate nation playing the sport at the moment. However, their game still needs a massive transition. 

New Zealand team. Photo- ICC
New Zealand team. Photo- ICC

New Zealand, on the other hand, found a way to come back to winning ways after their Test series loss against England. They are currently sixth. Glenn Phillips, James Neesham and Lockie Ferguson ensured a comfortable victory for the Kiwis in the first T20I.

IRE vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Ireland And New Zealand, New Zealand Tour of Ireland 2022, 2nd T20I

Ireland vs New Zealand Head to Head in T20Is

Ireland vs New Zealand, IRE vs NZ
Ireland vs New Zealand (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand and Ireland have just played two T20Is till date and the Kiwis won both games. The first T20I win was their second win against Ireland in T20Is. The Kiwis beat Ireland by 83 runs at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in ICC World T20 2009 in the very first T20I between both sides. 

Recent Venue Records (Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast)

Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
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Total matches 24

Matches won batting first 10

Matches won bowling first 13

Average 1st Inns scores 116

Average 2nd Inns scores 103

Highest total recorded 190/5 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE

Lowest total recorded 53/10 (14.3 Ov) by NEP vs IRE

Highest score chased 141/8 (20 Ov) by BAN vs IRE

Lowest score defended 43/7 (9 Ov) by IRE vs BER

Who Will Score Most Rund For New Zealand: Martin Guptill / Glenn Phillips 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For New Zealand- Mitchell Santner / Lockie Ferguson

Who Will Score Most Runs For Ireland: Paul Stirling / Harry Tector 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Ireland: Mark Adair / George Dockrell

IRE vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Ireland And New Zealand, New Zealand Tour of Ireland 2022, 1st T20I

Having won the first T20I, New Zealand have the upper hand heading into the second T20I. They are likely to win the first game and the series as well. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.