IRE vs NZ 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 2nd T20I

New Zealand are expected to win this match.

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Ireland (IRE) will lock horns against New Zealand (NZ) in the 2nd T20I match at Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast on Wednesday. New Zealand won the first match by 31 runs on Monday. They scored 173 runs while batting first after a brilliant unbeaten 69-run knock from all-rounder Glenn Phillips. Star pacer Josh Little took four wickets for 35 runs for Ireland and returning Mark Adair contributed with 2 wickets. Ireland suffered some early dismissals but Curtis Campher and Mark Adair played some good cricket in the end but they fell 31 runs short. Both teams are likely to field the same starting eleven for the second match.

Match Details:

Ireland vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast

Date & Time: 20th July at 08:30 PM IST and 04:00 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony LIV

IRE vs NZ, 2nd T20I, Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Civil Service Cricket Club is well balanced for both batters and bowlers. The average first innings score here is 166 runs and teams batting first have won five of six T20I matches played here.

Injury News:

(will be added when there is an update)

IRE vs NZ, 2nd T20I Probable Playing XIs:


Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver (wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

Top Picks for IRE vs NZ 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Glenn Phillips smashed an unbeaten fifty to guide New Zealand to a big total after some early disappointments in the last match. He also scored 47 runs off 30 balls in the last ODI match against Ireland.

Joshua Little was sensational for Ireland in the last match where he took four wickets but couldn’t get much help from other bowlers to guide his team to a victory.

Lockie Ferguson bowled a match-winning spell in the last match where he took four wickets while conceding just 14 runs.

Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for IRE vs NZ 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Jimmy Neesham, Harry Tector, Martin Guptil (c), Paul Stirling (vc), Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Ish Sodhi.

Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for IRE vs NZ 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Lorcan Tucker, Dane Cleaver, Curtiss Campher, Michael Bracewell, Jimmy Neesham, Martin Guptil, Paul Stirling, Glenn Phillips (c), Lockie Ferguson, Mark Adair, Joshua Little (vc).

Captain and Vice-Captain Options:

Captain Options: Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips

Vice-Captain Options: Paul Stirling, Joshua Little

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided on our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.