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NZ vs IRE 3rd T20I: Match Preview, Playing XI, Match Details & Pitch Report

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The third and final T20I between New Zealand and Ireland will be played tomorrow. New Zealand has so far been the dominant team with Ireland not standing a chance in any of the 2 T20Is.

The win margins for New Zealand in both the T20Is were 31 and 88 runs respectively. They are now aiming to whitewash Ireland to take away the T20I series. Ireland would now look to salvage a win in the 3rd T20I by defeating New Zealand.

Both teams will play to their full potential tomorrow and it would be Ireland’s good fortune if they stop New Zealand in their tracks tomorrow by putting up an excellent display with both bat and ball. Also, both teams will be displaying their star players in tomorrow’s match so it is a contest worth seeing.

If we look at some of the top players from both teams, then the names which stand out are those of Mitchell Santner, Curtis Campher and Paul Stirling.

Pitch Report

The pitch of Civil Service Cricket Club at Belfast is looking pretty balanced for both batsmen and bowlers, especially for T20I games. Although the average score on this ground has been around 165, New Zealand have managed to make 170-plus scores in both the T20Is.

NZ vs IRE, 3rd T20I: Probable Playing XI:

New Zealand

New Zealand have been on a roll against the Irish in this T20I series. All of their players have been in quite a good form with both bat and ball. They will now look to win the T20I series 3-0 and remain the dominant team throughout tomorrow.

Predicted Playing XI:

Mark Chapman, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Michael Rippon, Mitchell Santner (c), Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

Ireland

The Irish on the other hand, have yet to find a solution as to how to get a win over the Kiwis. They have not played to the best of their ability in both the T20Is and will now hope for a turnaround in their fortunes in the last T20I. All their players would need to step up if they want a consolation win in the series.

Predicted Playing XI:

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

Match Details

Venue: Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast

Date: 22 July 2022

Time: 8:30 PM IST

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