Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd T20I
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New Zealand face Ireland to win the T20I series 3-0 in the final T20I in Belfast on Friday, July 22. They won the first two games to lead the series 2-0 and now are looking for a clean sweep. Ireland, have a mountain top climb as they look to avoid yet another clean sweep after the India series.

Ireland as a side have been playing some competitive cricket. However, they have just not been able to win games consistently enough while playing some of the top sides in international cricket. They are possibly the best associate nation playing the sport at the moment. However, their game still needs a massive transition.  Skipper Andrew Balbirnie has been motivating his team. However, he has been way short of runs in recent times and needs to lead by example. 

Andrew Balbirnie PC
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We started pretty well, had a good powerplay. They batted well in the last 10 and set an above par score. We didn’t bat well in our powerplay, and a bit of a shame about how it finished. We got a couple of good partnerships in the middle, but nothing substantial” he said after the first T20I loss. 

It was a big win for New Zealand to start the T20I series on a good note after the ODI series win. The Kiwis won the ODI games by the barest of margins and thus are looking to make up for it in the T20I series.

IRE vs NZ Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Ireland And New Zealand, New Zealand Tour of Ireland 2022, 3rd T20I

Ireland vs New Zealand Head to Head in T20Is

Ireland vs New Zealand, IRE vs NZ
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Matches Played -3 

NZ Won – 3

IRE Won – 0

Recent Venue Records (Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast)

Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
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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, 3rd T20I

Having won the first and T20Is, New Zealand have the upper hand heading into the third 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.