IRE vs NZ Prediction: After damaging defeat against England, New Zealand will be ready to make their mark in the first ODI contest against Ireland on Sunday, July 10. The contest will serve as warm-up to the squad as they test the depth of the squad. With Ireland also losing in the T20I series against India, they too will be ready to fancy their chance and making a winning start.
With Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie as the star operators for the side, Ireland will be looking to make the perfect start. With Super series points on offer for the qualification to the ODI World Cup, they will be keeping close eye on the proceedings. New Zealand will be looking to put the recent disappointment behind them and register a win on Sunday.
Match: IRE vs NZ – 1st ODI
Date and Time: Sunday, July 10, 3:00 PM IST
Venue: The Village in Dublin
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv App
Injury Update –
There are no fresh injury updates in both the camps ahead of the first ODI.
IRE Playing XI –
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 Playing XI –
Tom Latham (c & wk), Martin Guptill, Will Young, Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson
Pitch Report –
The pitch produced a high-scoring encounter in the last T20I match against India. With batters in great for, they can exploit the batting friendly track which also has help for the spin bowlers. But with a 50-over contest on cards, team batting first will eye 300 in the match.
Form Guide –
New Zealand- LLLLW
Head to head in T20Is –
Match Prediction –
New Zealand come as hot favourites in the match with history on their side.
Paul Stirling is one of the most expreicned players in the side and has been consistent with the bat. With 12 hundreds to his name, Strilring has been one of the most valuable assets in the team that can add to the fantasy picks.
Paul Stirling in ODIs-
Paul Stirling in last 5 matches
Curtis Campher has a unique distinction of scalping first-ever hat-trick for Ireland in and has the ability to bowl as well. With four fifties and a hat-trick to his name Campher will be one of the most noted names from the Irish side to make the fantasy team.
Curtis Campher in ODIs-
Curtis Campher in last 5 matches
As skipper of the side, Andrew Balbirnie will be tasked to lead from the front and has all the abilities to guide his team home. In his last ODI, he scored a well-made 71 and will be good fantasy addition for the captains as he has the ability to bring experience on play with his 85 matches.
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Andrew Balbirnie in ODIs-
Andrew Balbirnie in last 5 matches
Just five runs shy of 3000 runs, Tom Latham has been in great form having scored two hundreds in five matches. Having form on his side and ability to strike the ball well coupled with some good on-field performance have made Latham invincible member of the Fantasy team.
Tom Latham in ODIs-
Tom Latham in last 5 matches
One of the best players of his generation Martin Guptill holds the record for the second-highest score in the ODI format with 237*. With 17 hundreds and 37 fifties, he will be another player that can’t be ignored in the fantasy team.
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Martin Guptill in ODIs-
Martin Guptill in last 5 matches
Two hundreds in three innings has seen Will Young’s stocks increase significantly and can bring his A game to the table. Will Young is certainly a player that cant be ignored in the fantasy team and his impact making ability has been superb, which makes him a good addition to the fantasy team.
Will Young in ODIs-
Will Young in last 5 matches
Best Captain Choice – Will Young
Best Vice-Captain Choice – Tom Latham
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