IRE vs NZ Match Prediction, 3rd T20I – Who will win today’s match between Ireland and New Zealand?
New Zealand lead the series by 2-0.
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After sealing the T20I series by winning the second encounter, the visitors, New Zealand will be looking to complete a whitewash against hosts Ireland in the third and final T20I match, to be played on July 22 (Thursday). Ireland, on the other hand, will want to put on a competitive show as well.
Kiwi batter Dane Cleaver played an excellent knock of 78* and helped his team to post an above-par score during the second T20I. In reply, none of the Irish batters could leave a mark with the bat as the Blackcaps won the second encounter by a big margin of 88 runs.
IRE vs NZ Match Details:
Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
Date & Time: July 22, 2022, at 8:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode App
IRE vs NZ Pitch Report:
Short boundaries at one side and a good batting track are not helping the bowlers at all. The new ball gets some movement, but as the game progresses, batting becomes easier. As a result, the skipper winning the toss might want to bowl first and chase the total later on.
Ireland vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Probable Playing XI
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver (wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Jacob Duffy
IRE vs NZ, 3rd T20I Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
Ireland opener Paul Stirling looked in good touch during the second T20I as he scored 21 runs off 15 balls. However, he was scalped by Lockie Ferguson before doing further damage. Stirling will want to make a big score in the final match and help his side to win the contest.
Probable best bowler of the match
Kiwi pacer Jacob Duffy had an excellent outing during the second T20I as the right-arm pacer scalped two crucial wickets and gave away just 20 runs in his three overs. Duffy will want to continue his good form in the final encounter as well.