IRE vs NZ 1st ODI Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
New Zealand tour of Ireland
IRE vs NZ, 1st ODI
Ireland will host New Zealand in a three match ODI series commencing from Sunday. They are scheduled to host another full-time member in both ODIs and T20Is following their spirited efforts in the recently finished T20I series against India. The 2-1 ODI series victory over the West Indies earlier this year is proof that they are improving from series to series. For this series against the Kiwis, they have chosen a 14-person squad that includes newcomers Stephen Doheny and Graham Hume, who received their maiden ODI calls-ups, while Andrew Balbirnie will remain the team's captain. They consistently perform well at home and have recently played South Africa and Zimbabwe to 1-1 draws in their series.
As a result of workload management, New Zealand chose not to bring its star players Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee along for this tour. Tom Latham will lead the team in the ODIs, while Mitchell Santner will lead the team in the T20 Internationals. Dane Cleaver's dependable domestic achievements have earned him a spot in the ODI team. After fully recovering from a hamstring injury, Adam Milne will help the pace unit. The likelihood of Glenn Phillips and Finn Allen playing in their first ODI is higher. They defeated Bangladesh and the Netherlands 3-0 in their previous two series, and they hope to repeat those results on this tour.
Match: IRE vs NZ, 1st ODI, New Zealand tour of Ireland, 2022
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
Time: 3:00 PM
Venue: Castle Avenue, Dublin
The pitch often helps the batters to put up a decent score on board. Batting second is relatively easy on this ground. Anything above 170 should be considered as a good total on this pitch.
IRE vs NZ Squads
IRE: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Stephen Doheny, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Graham Hune, Simi Singh, Craig Young.
NZ: Tom Latham, Finn Allen, Micheal Bracewell, Dane Cleaver, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Will Young
IRE vs NZ Probable Playing XIs
IRE: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Craig Young
NZ: Tom Latham (c & wk), Martin Guptill, Will Young, Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Dane Cleaver / Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson
New Zealand will start favourites to win this encounter. Even without the services of experienced campaigners, black caps have a pretty formidable side to go all the way through. We fancy them to win the opening fixture and go 1-0 up in the series.
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