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IRE vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report for 2nd T20I Ireland vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction

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IRE vs NZ Dream11: The second T20I of the three-match series between Ireland and New Zealand will be played on July 20 (Wednesday) at Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast. The visitors registered a 31-run comfortable win in the series opener thanks to impressive performances from Glenn Phillips and Lockie Ferguson. Having put up a brilliant show in the ODI series, Ireland will be hoping to pull one back on the Kiwis in the must-win encounter.

IRE vs NZ 2nd T20I Match Details

Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Match

20 July, 8:30 PM IST

Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast

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Pitch Report

The venue hosted a T20I between Ireland and New Zealand on July 18 after a year and it turned out to be a decent pitch for batting. Out of 21 T20Is played here, 12 matches have been won by the team batting second while on 7 occasions, a team has defended totals with two games ending in no result. The average first innings score is 174 if the last three matches are taken into consideration.

Last result at the venue

The last T20I at this venue was played between Ireland and New Zealand on July 18, 2022. New Zealand won the match by 31 runs.

Form Guide

Ireland: LLLLW

New Zealand: WLLLL

(Last 5 T20I matches)

Ireland Playing 11

  • Joshua Little picked up four wickets in first T20I
  • Connor Olphert has been ruled out of T20I series, Fionn Hand replaced him in the squad
  • Ireland used 7 bowlers in 1st T20I

Paul Stirling

Andrew Balbirnie (C)

Gareth Delany

Harry Tector

Curtis Campher

Lorcan Tucker (WK)

George Dockrell

Mark Adair

Barry McCarthy

Craig Young

Joshua Little

Harry Tector stats in T20Is

Harry Tector currently is in the form of his life. He batted well in T20Is against India and the ODI series against New Zealand as well. He provides the much-needed momentum to the innings in the middle-order for Ireland. Tector scored only five runs in the first T20I but will be keen on making amends in the must-win game on Wednesday.

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performances Last 5 performances against NZ Batting Average
35 648 5, 39, 64*, 50, 35 5 25.92

Mark Adair stats in T20Is

Mark Adair is a good player to have in any T20 team. He has good pace and can hurry any batter with it to pick wickets. Adair is no mug with the bat as well and recently scored an unbeaten 23 in a crunch situation against India as well. He picked up two wickets and scored 25 runs in the previous game against New Zealand.

Matches Played Runs/Wickets Last 5 performances Last 5 performances against NZ Batting/Bowling Average
42 304/64 2/49;25, 3/24;23, 0/14;DNB, 0/13;20, 1/17;DNB 2/49; 25 13.81/17.20

New Zealand Playing 11

  • New Zealand might not make any change to their playing XI after winning 1st T20I.
  • Glenn Phillips was the star batter for them with an unbeaten 69 in 1st T20I.
  • Lockie Ferguson is a player to watch out for having picked 4 wickets in the last game.

Martin Guptill

Finn Allen

Dane Cleaver (WK)

Glenn Phillips

Daryl Mitchell

James Neesham

Michael Bracewell

Mitchell Santner (C)

Ish Sodhi

Lockie Ferguson

Jacob Duffy

Martin Guptill stats in T20Is

 Martin Guptill is one of the most dangerous batters in the shortest format of the game. He tends to give quickfire starts to New Zealand at the top of the order and his T20I strike rate of 137.03 is a testament to his aggressive batting. Even in the first T20I, Guptill smashed 24 off just 12 balls and will be looking to score a big one in this game.

Matches Played Runs/Wickets Last 5 performances Last 5 performances against NZ Batting/Bowling Average
113 3323 24, 51, 31, 70, 28 24, 45* 32.57

Lockie Ferguson stats in T20Is

 Lockie Ferguson is known for his extreme pace with the ball. He clocks in excess of 150 kmph consistently and had also set the stage on fire in the IPL this season. He returned with the figures of 4/14 in the first T20I against Ireland.

Matches Played Runs/Wickets Last 5 performances Last 5 performances against NZ Batting/Bowling Average
42 304/64 2/49;25, 3/24;23, 0/14;DNB, 0/13;20, 1/17;DNB 2/49; 25 13.81/17.20

Who will win Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd T20I today match?

 It has been a case of so near yet so far for Ireland in their last few white-ball games. They drew India close chasing down 226 and fell short of the target by only four runs and then stunned New Zealand with their performance in the recently concluded three-match ODI series. Literally, every match went down the wire and Ireland came close in the final game losing by just one run while chasing 361.

New Zealand, on the other hand, are playing T20Is for the first time in 2022 and have some of their first-choice players rested. They played decently in the series opener under Mitchell Santner’s captaincy to win by 31 runs. They lost their last T20I series against India by 3-0 which was played soon after the T20 World Cup 2021.

Ireland and New Zealand have faced each other only twice in the shortest format at the international level. New Zealand have won both matches.

New Zealand seem to be the strongest side among the two teams and starts as favorites to win this match and seal the series.

Ireland vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keeper: Dane Cleaver

Batsmen: Martin Guptill, Paul Stirling, Glenn Phillips, Harry Tector

All-Rounders: James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Curtis Campher

Bowlers: Mark Adair, Lockie Ferguson, Joshua Little

Captain, Vice-Captain for small leagues, head to head contests: Martin Guptill, Lockie Ferguson

Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League: Curtis Campher, Harry Tector

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