Ireland vs New Zealand, 1st ODI
Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin
Date & Time: July 10th at 3:15 PM IST and 10:45 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
Ireland will host New Zealand in the 3 matches ODI series which will begin on Sunday. After their spirited performances in the recently concluded T20I series against India, Ireland are set to host another full-time member in both ODIs and T20Is. They are getting better and better from series to series and the 2-1 ODI series win over West Indies earlier this year is evidence of it. They have named a 14-member squad for this series against Kiwis which includes fresh faces Stephen Doheny and Graham Hume who earned maiden ODI call-ups whereas Andrew Balbirnie will continue to lead the side. They always perform well in their home conditions and have drawn their last couple of series against South Africa and Zimbabwe 1-1.
New Zealand on the other hand has not included their key players Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee for this tour as part of workload management. Southpaw Tom Latham will lead the side in the ODIs and Mitchell Santner has been given the captaincy responsibilities for the T20Is. Dane Cleaver has been included in the ODI squad for his consistent domestic performances. Adam Milne is now completely recovered from a hamstring injury and will bolster the pace unit. Glenn Phillips and Finn Allen have more chances of making their ODI debuts. They whitewashed Netherlands and Bangladesh 3-0 in their last two series and will look to repeat similar performances on this tour.
What is the pitch report for IRE vs NZ, 1st ODI?
Mitchell Santner won’t be available for the ODI series after testing positive for Covid-19.
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What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for IRE vs NZ, 1st ODI?
Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Craig Young
Tom Latham (c & wk), Martin Guptill, Will Young, Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Dane Cleaver / Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne, Lockie Ferguson
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for IRE vs NZ, 1st ODI?
Top Pick – Batter
Andy Balbirnie is an experienced campaigner and knows how to build innings in this format of the game. Ireland’s skipper has accumulated 2533 runs in 85 ODIs at an average of 32.89 with the highest score of 145*.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Michael Bracewell is still in the early stages of his career and has just featured in 3 ODIs where he has bagged 5 wickets and is yet to make an impact with the bat. It is advisable to include him in your fantasy teams for his all-round prowess.
Top Pick – Bowler
Not only with the ball, but Mark Adair also has the ability to score points with the bat as well. In his 24 ODI appearances, he has picked up 23 wickets with the best figures of 4 for 19 and scored 226 runs at an average of 18.83.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Tom Latham has led the side really well in the absence of Kane Williamson in the last two series against Netherlands and Bangladesh. He is a stylish left-hand batter and can play anywhere in order. In his 105 ODIs, he has amassed 2995 runs at an average of 35.65 which includes 6 centuries and 16 half-centuries.
Martin Guptill is the most experienced player in the current New Zealand squad. The 35-year-old opener has scored 7041 runs in his 189 ODI matches at an average of 41.91.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for IRE vs NZ, 1st ODI?
1. Tom Latham, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie (vc), Will Young, Martin Guptill (c), Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Michael Bracewell, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Ish Sodhi
2. Tom Latham (c), Harry Tector (vc), Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Curtis Campher, Michael Bracewell, Josh Little, Matt Henry, Adam Milne
IRE vs NZ, 1st ODI Probable Winners:
New Zealand are expected to win this match.