If the first ODI of the three-match series was unexpected, the second game followed the usual script of Ireland succumbing to pressure and being dismissed for a low total. The hosts were defeated by the New Zealanders by three wickets and lost the series 0-2 with one game remaining. Ireland will try to recover from their poor form and win the final game to avoid a whitewash.
The Irish team has had a poor run in this format of the game in recent years and would be lacking confidence. They have never beaten New Zealand in this format, and they will have to play their hearts out here. New Zealand has had a good run in one-day internationals, winning nine of the last ten games, and will look to continue this momentum.
The 3rd ODI between Ireland vs New Zealand will take place on July 15th, 2022 at the Village, Dublin.
Match Details to Note
Match: Ireland vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI, New Zealand Tour of Ireland 2022
Date: July 15, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 3:15 PM IST
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Ireland vs New Zealand Team Previews
After showing promise in the first game of the series, Andrew Balbirnie’s team suffered a big loss in the final game due to a poor showing with the bat. The team’s batting form has been a major source of concern, as key players have been inconsistent. Balbirnie will be looking for a win in this game to save face and carry confidence into the T20 games. To challenge New Zealand, they would need their batsmen to deliver.
Both Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie have failed to score in both games, and the team would need them to score at the top in order to be in a comfortable position. As the Kiwis have a strong bowling attack, the side would like to see Harry Tector, Andy McBrine, and Curtis Campher form partnerships in the middle order. In the previous game, George Dockrell batted well down the order, and he would look to form partnerships with Lorcan Tucker and Simi Singh.
In both games, their bowlers have performed admirably with the new ball, and they would like to see early wickets from Mark Adair and Craig Young. Early strikes would be problematic for the Kiwis, whose top order has shown signs of weakness. McBrine and Joshua Little will have to perform admirably in the middle overs. Simi Singh and Campher bowled well in the previous game, and a repeat performance would benefit the team.
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Stephen Doheny, Gareth Delany, Graham Hume
Predicted XI: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Tom Latham would be content with a commanding lead in the series. However, this hasn’t been as dominant a show from the side as was anticipated before the series began. Their starting lineup hasn’t been in the best of shape. Latham will be looking for a dominant performance from their top-order as they aim to win the series 3-0 before the T20s begin.
The team would like to see a strong performance from Martin Guptill and Finn Allen at the top, as they have lost early wickets in both games. Will Young and Henry Nicholls must perform well in the middle order and form partnerships with Tom Latham, who scored a crucial run in the previous game. Michael Bracewell and Glenn Phillips, both good hitters, are expected to make quick runs for the team.
After being chastised for its performance in the first ODI, the bowling attack made a strong comeback in the last game. Jacob Duffy and Matt Henry bowled well with the new ball and can be expected to do so again. The Irish batsmen would be confident because Bracewell and Mitchell Santner had troubled them. This is a strong bowling attack led by Phillips and Blair Tickner.
New Zealand Squad
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Latham(w/c), Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Dane Cleaver
Predicted XI: Tom Latham (c & wk), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Will Young, Finn Allen, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Michael Bracewell
Ireland vs New Zealand Toss Prediction
The wicket favored the bowlers at the start of the game and has improved as the game progressed. On this type of surface, having a target score in mind is ideal. The team that wins the toss in this game will have no hesitation in choosing to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Village in Dublin has shorter boundaries, but it has a large outfield. Batting conditions are good here because the ball comes to the bat nicely, and big scores have been made here in the past. With the new ball, the wicket helps the fast bowlers. There isn’t much on this track for spinners, so they must rely on their variations to succeed.
On July 15, the skies over Dublin would be mostly clear. At the start of the game, we anticipate slightly difficult batting conditions. As the game progressed, the wicket would soften. On this surface, batsmen must play to the merits of the ball. At this venue, a score of 280 runs would be a good total.
Ireland vs New Zealand Match Prediction
Ireland is on the verge of another series defeat. Their key players, particularly their openers, have struggled in both games, and the team would like to see a better performance from them. Bowlers are performing admirably for the team, and they will need to produce strong spells in this game. New Zealand will be buoyed by the series victory. They have never lost to Ireland, so they are the favorites to win this game.
Ireland is the favourite to beat New Zealand at the odds of 1.20.
- Ireland has only won once in the last ten games played at this venue, which would be detrimental to their confidence.
- New Zealand has won nine of the last ten One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and they would be confident.
- Ireland’s openers, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie, have combined for 16 runs in two games.