NZ vs IRE: New Zealand will lock horns against Ireland in Match 37 of the ICC T20 World Cup, 2022 on Friday, November 4, 2022, at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
New Zealand has played four matches so far in the tournament, out of which they have won two games, and lost one while their one fixture was abandoned due to rain. They are currently placed at the top of the Group 1 points table with five points in their account. A win in this match will help them secure a berth in the semi-finals.
Ireland, on the other hand, is practically out of the competition after losing two matches out of the four they played. Their one fixture was washed out as well while they pulled a miraculous heist against England and defeated them by five runs. They are currently placed in the fifth position of the Group 1 standings.
Kane Williamson-led side will undoubtedly start as favourites, given their recent run of form. However, the Blackcaps will be wary of what Ireland is capable of in the shortest format. All in all, with two valuable points up for grabs, we should be in for a cracking contest at Adelaide on Friday.
NZ vs IRE Match Details
- Match: New Zealand vs Ireland, Match 37
- Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
- Time: 9:30 AM (IST) / 4:00 AM (GMT) / 2:30 PM (Local)
- Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
- TV Broadcast: Star Sports Network
- Live Streaming: Hotstar
Pitch Report For NZ vs IRE Match
The surface at Adelaide is a good one to bat on. There should be ample help on offer for the fast bowlers. With some grass expected to be there on the surface, the pacers should get the ball to swing and bounce early on.
Since the majority of the games at this venue have been won by the team batting first, whoever wins the toss will look to bat first. Anything around 170-190 will be the competitive total here.
NZ vs IRE Probable Playing XI
New Zealand Playing XI
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi.
Ireland Playing XI
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Lorcan Tucker (WK), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little.
Pitch Stats – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
- Total matches played: 10
- Matches won batting first: 4
- Matches won bowling first: 5
- Average 1st Innings scores: 154
- Average 2nd Innings scores: 152
- Highest total recorded: 233/2 (20 Ov) by AUS vs SL
- Lowest total recorded: 117/10 (19.2 Ov) by ZIM vs NED
- Highest score chased: 170/1 (17 Ov) by AUSW vs ENGW
- Lowest score defended: 25/0 (4.1 Ov) by ENGW vs AUSW
New Zealand & Ireland’s Last 5 Matches Stats
NZ vs IRE Head-to-Head Records
- New Zealand Won: 4
- Ireland Won: 0
Top Picks For NZ vs IRE, Match 37 of T20 World Cup 2022
1. Lorcan Tucker
He is the top run-scorer for Ireland in the T20 World Cup 2022 with 191 runs in six innings at an average of 47.75. He slammed an unbeaten 71 off 48 against Australia recently and will be one of the smartest additions to your fantasy team.
2. Glenn Phillips
He is the top run-getter for the Black Caps, having amassed 178 runs in three innings at an average of 59.33 and a strike rate of 161.82. He slammed 104 runs against Sri Lanka from just 64 balls and followed it by another half-century against England.
3. Josh Little
He is the highest wicket-taker for Ireland with eight wickets from six matches. He registered sensational bowling figures of 3/24 against Zimbabwe in the World Cup qualifiers and recently picked four wickets against Australia and England.
4. Trent Boult
The Kiwi pacer has picked up six wickets in three matches at an economy of 6.42 and a strike rate of 12. He recorded outstanding figures of 4/13 against Sri Lanka recently but was taken to the cleaners by English batters in their last game. He would be eager to make a strong comeback in this game.
NZ vs IRE Player Record/Stats
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Lorcan Tucker||191 Runs|
|Glenn Phillips||178 Runs|
|Curtis Campher||119 Runs|
|Joshua Little||8 Wickets|
|Trent Boult||6 Wickets|
|Tim Southee||5 Wickets|
|Mitchell Santner||6 Wickets|
|Devon Conway||96 Runs|
|Kane Williamson||71 Runs|
NZ vs IRE Captaincy Picks
- Glenn Phillips
- Devon Conway
- Trent Boult
NZ vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Devon Conway, Lorcan Tucker
- Batters: Paul Stirling, Kane Williamson, Andrew Balbirnie, Glenn Phillips
- All-Rounders: Mitchell Santner, Curtis Campher
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Joshua Little
- Captain: Glenn Phillips
- Vice-Captain: Trent Boult
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Devon Conway, Lorcan Tucker, Fin Allen
- Batters: Paul Stirling, Kane Williamson, Glenn Phillips
- All-Rounders: Mitchell Santner, Gareth Delany
- Bowlers: Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Joshua Little
- Captain: Devon Conway
- Vice-Captain: Glenn Phillips
Probable Winner Of The Match
New Zealand is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.