IRE v NZ 1st T20 : Ireland will face New Zealand in the first T20 on Monday, July 18. Moreover, the game will be played at Stormont Cricket Ground in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
After a thrilling three-match ODI series, which the visitors won 3-0, Ireland and New Zealand meet again in this first IT20. Ireland have lost to India in this format and New Zealand in ODIs, but have been competitive. The Black Caps will be pleased with their ODI results but will want to improve their performances. Read on as we preview this series opening prop. The first IT20 kicks off at 4pm local time in Stormont on Monday afternoon.
As in other formats, Ireland have been too good for lesser teams, but have fallen apart in this format against stronger teams. However, they will believe they can get something out of this match.
New Zealand welcome back Daryl Mitchell who has been excellent for them in this format and has excellent form from the Test series in England. It could well be the difference between a tight victory and a comfortable victory.
|Match||IRE vs NZ, 1st T20I, New Zealand tour of Ireland, 2022|
|Date||Monday, July 18, 2022|
|Time||8:30 PM (IST)|
|Venue||Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast|
Ireland vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on BT Sports in the UK and on Spark Sports in New Zealand.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Fancode in India.
IRE vs NZ Match Toss Prediction
New Zealand won all three of the tosses in the ODI series. They chose to bowl first in two of the games and we expect both captains to choose to bowl first in this fixture.
IRE vs NZ Pitch Report
The pitch in Belfast is always more conducive to swing and seam bowling as opposed to spin. We expect a high scoring game due to the small boundaries at this venue.
Humidity levels will increase during this game and will peak at 70% towards the end of this game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Ireland vs New Zealand 1st T20 Match 2022
Ireland vs New Zealand 1st T20I Head-to-Head:
Match Played: 01
New Zealand: 01
No Result: 00
Ireland vs New Zealand Previous T20 International:
In the last and only clash between the two sides, New Zealand beat Ireland by 83 runs at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in ICC World T20 2009 on 11 June 2009.
IRE vs NZ: Ireland vs New Zealand Head to Head stats
Both the teams have gone on to face around one time in the history of T20 international cricket. However, Ireland have won zero times while New Zealand have won one time.
Top Picks player stats
Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Paul Stirling went on to play an excellent inning in the third ODI match. Moreover, he scored 120 runs from 113 balls with a strike rate of 116.50.
Michael Bracewell (New Zealand)
Michael Bracewell went on to win the man of the series award. He put up two match winning performances for New Zealand in the three match ODI series.
Harry Tector (Ireland)
Harry Tector scored a century in the third ODI match against New Zealand. Moreover, he scored 108 runs from 106 balls with a strike rate of 101.89.
Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Martin Guptill went on to win the man of the match award in the third ODI match. He went on to score 115 runs from 126 balls with a strike rate of 91.27.
- Paul Stirling has a top score of 115 not out in this format and is considered a T20 specialist. He is a strong choice for Ireland’s highest run scorer in this game. With the ball, Josh Little took 2-38 in his last IT20, against India at the end of last month. The pace bowler is our tip for Ireland’s top wicket taker against New Zealand.
- Martin Guptill ended the ODI series with a century and he is our tip for New Zealand’s highest run scorer against Ireland. Lockie Ferguson has experience from various IPL campaigns and the fast bowler is our pick for New Zealand’s top wicket taker.
- We expect to see some high scores in this game and are backing Martin Guptill to post a big one for New Zealand. He is our prediction for the Player of The Match Award.
IRE vs NZ: When and Where: Ireland vs New Zealand?
Ireland vs New Zealand game will be played on Monday, July 18. Moreover, the game will be played at Stormont Cricket Ground in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The game will begin at 08:30 PM IST.
IRE vs NZ: Live Streaming Details
FanCode platform has the digital broadcasting rights to show Ireland vs New Zealand series. Moreover, one can watch the live match on the FanCode app or the official website of FanCode.