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.
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, 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
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)
STATS – T20
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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