IRE vs NZ Match Preview:
Ireland (IRE) will lock horns with New Zealand (NZ) in the first fixture of the bilateral T20I series. The New Zealand team managed to secure a clean sweep in the ODI series and will look to continue their dominance in this series.
The New Zealand team will welcome the likes of Dane Cleaver, Mark Chapman, and Ish Sodhi to the XI, as opposed to the final ODI game. On the other hand, Ireland are expected to retain the same line-up to start off on a positive note.
IRE vs NZ Match Details:
Ireland vs New Zealand, 1st T20I
Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
Date & Time: 18th July at 8:30 PM IST and 4 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
IRE vs NZ, 1st T20I Pitch Report:
It is a balanced pitch and both bowlers, as well as batters, are expected to get purchase from the surface. A total of 150 should be the par score on this venue, and the team batting first has won most of the games.
Blair Tickner will miss the series due to an injury.
IRE vs NZ, 1st T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson