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IRE vs NZ Match Details

Match: Ireland vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I | New Zealand tour of Ireland

Date: Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Time: 20:30 (GMT+5.5) / 21:00 (GMT+6)

Format: T20I

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast

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  • New Zealand had their tails up after winning all four of their games against Ireland in this series.
  • In the previous eight matches played at Civil Service Cricket Club, Ireland has only once prevailed.
  • In the past four games, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie, two of Ireland’s main players, have only performed admirably once.


At a very hot and muggy Stormont on Monday, New Zealand defeated Ireland by 31 runs in the first IT20 of this series. The second IT20 game will be playing at the same location on Wednesday afternoon as the games keep coming thick and fast.  The game kicks off at 6:00 local time.

On Monday, when Ireland had New Zealand at 38-3 and 54-4, they were essentially in the box. But as has been the case throughout previous games, Ireland lacked the quality to play the entire encounter.

In spite of the fact that New Zealand continues to give Ireland a run for their income in these matches, just like in the ODI series, Ireland found a match-winner in the first IT20.

IRE vs NZ Weather Report

Although the temperature will be lower than it was for the series’ first game, the game will still be highly humid.

IRE vs NZ Match Toss Prediction

The teams batting first have won all five of the games that have played here. Therefore, whoever wins the toss in this match will choose to bat first and aim for a large total.

IRE vs NZ Pitch Report

The first IT20 saw the most success from pace bowlers on this surface. However, because of the favorable batting surface, whoever opens the batting will aim to score at least 190 runs.

Ireland Team News & Probable Playing XIs

The first game of the series saw the hosts play extremely well with the ball, and if it weren’t for Glenn Phillips’ great innings, they may have been leading this game 1-0. For this match, Ireland should start with the same starting lineup.

Recent form – L L L L W

Ireland’s Probable XI

Andy Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy

New Zealand Team News & Probable Playing XIs

In the first match of the series, the Black Caps granted wicketkeeper Dane Cleaver and all-rounder Michael Bracewell, their IT20 debuts. Since the T20 World Cup is less than three months away, Lockie Ferguson frequently takes breaks, thus we anticipate that he won’t participate in this match.

Recent form – W L L L L

New Zealand Probable XI

Mitchell Santner (c), Dane Cleaver (wk), Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy

IRE vs NZ Head-to-Head Stats (Last 2 matches)

Team Won Lost
Ireland 0 1
New Zealand 1 0

IRE vs NZ – 2nd T20I, Dream 11


  • Dane Cleaver


  • Paul Stirling
  • Martin Guptill
  • Harry Tector
  • Glenn Phillips (c)


  • Michael Bracewell
  • Curtis Campher
  • Jimmy Neesham (vc)


  • Mark Adair
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Josh Little

IRE vs NZ Prediction

Winning the toss

  • New Zealand

Top batsman

  • Ireland – Curtis Campher
  • New Zealand – Glenn Phillips

Top bowler

  • Ireland – Joshua Little
  • New Zealand – Lockie Ferguson

Most sixes

  • Ireland – Curtis Campher
  • New Zealand – Glenn Phillips

Player of the Match

  • New Zealand – Glenn Phillips

Team Scores Batting First

  • Ireland – 180+
  • New Zealand – 190+

New Zealand are the favourites to win this match.


Ireland has a team of players that is undoubtedly highly good, but they never seem to be able to put together a performance where four or five of their finest players are at their best. Again, we anticipate that they will be competitive in this match, but we are siding with New Zealand to prevail.

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