< >
CricketWorld.com, Latest Cricket News & Results

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: New Zealand Tour of Ireland - 1st T20I - Ireland vs New Zealand - 18 July, 2022

Ireland's Paul Stirling
Ireland's Paul Stirling

The 1st T20I of the New Zealand Tour of Ireland, 2022 will take place on the 18th of July 2022 between Ireland and New Zealand at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast.

Live Scores and Stats - Ireland v New Zealand 1st T20I

Current T20I Form New Zealand:

New Zealand have been in an ordinary form in the T20I format. After qualifying for the Final of the ICC Men's World T20 2020 and performing superbly in the tournament, they gave a very ordinary performance against India away from home.

They were beaten in the 3 match T20I series against Indian by 3-0.

Players to look forward to in New Zealand:

1. Martin Guptill - He is an experienced campaigner who is getting more dangerous with age. Guptill can hit the ball a long way and will play a key role for New Zealand in the upcoming T20I series.

2. Mitchell Santner - He has always performed well in the T20 format of the game. Santner is capable of providing breakthroughs at important junctures and will hold the key to New Zealan's bowling attack.

Current T20I Form Ireland:

Ireland have been in an average form in the T20 format in recent times.

They were beaten by 2-0 recently against a strong Indian side. However, they gave India a good fight and came close to chasing down the a big total of 225 in the second T20I.

Prior to that, Ireland performed well in the ICC World T20 Qualifier where they reached the Finals. They were defeated in the Finals by UAE.

Players to look forward to in Ireland:

1. Paul Stirling - He is quite destructive in the T20 format. If he gets going, New Zealand will find it tough to contain Ireland.

2. Andy McBrine - Both with the ball and the bat, Andy McBrine has been in brilliant form in recent times in the T20 format. He will play an important role for Ireland in the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

New Zealand T20I squad: Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner

Ireland T20I squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Ireland

Who will win?- New Zealand

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Harry Tector (Ireland), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Andy McBrine (Ireland), Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)

Most Fours – Harry Tector (Ireland), Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Player of the Match- Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 160+, Ireland 140+

Match Handicap: New Zealand

Live Cricket Streaming New Zealand Tour of Ireland 2022: The live cricket streaming page which enables you to watch live cricket and Cricket World TV - Geo-restrictions apply

*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, so stay tuned.

© Cricket World 2022