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OnlineCricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for ICC Women's T20 WC New Zealand v Ireland

Suzie Bates
Suzie Bates
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New Zealand and Ireland have already been knocked out of the Women's T20 World Cup but both the teams would like to end their campaign on a winning note.

While New Zealand tasted their first win against Pakistan, Ireland are still winless. Before the tournament began, many considered the White Ferns to be the black sheep who had a real chance of having a shot at the title but that could not materialize.

They had their first two matches against very strong opponents in India and Australia. If they had played either Pakistan or Ireland in their first two matches and won that by a comprehensive margin, they would have had momentum on their side but big losses to both India and Australia really dented their confidence.

Though they won against Pakistan and are expected to repeat that performance against Ireland as well, it is already a bit too late.

Ireland, to say the least, have been found out on the biggest stage. Skipper Laura Delany got very emotional the other day in her post match press conference. These girls are carrying the load of so much expectations from their families, friends and an entire nation that such a reaction was understandable.

But this is how evolution goes and though Ireland don't have realistic chances of winning this game, they will only return from this tournament as a better team.

Let's have a look at the predicted playing XIs of both teams.

New Zealand- Suzie Bates, Anna Peterson, Sophie Devine, Amy Satterthwaite, Katey Martin, Maddy Green, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Leigh Kasperek, Hannah Rowe, Amelia Kerr, Lea Tahuhu

Ireland- Clare Shillington, Gaby Lewis, Isobel Joyce, Laura Delany, Shauna Kavanagh, Kim Garth, Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron, Lara Maritz, Lucy OReilly, Celeste Raack

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – New Zealand

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Isobel Joyce (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Lucy OReilly (Ireland)

Most Sixes – Suzie Bates (New Zealand), Clare Shillington (Ireland)

Team Scores Batting First – New Zealand 150+, Ireland 100+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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