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IRE vs NZ 3rd ODI Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Ireland vs New Zealand, 3rdt ODI (IRE vs NZ)

Date: July 15, Friday, 3:15 PM IST

Venue: Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin

After the series opener that went down to the wire, the second match between Ireland and New Zealand was an easy win for the visitors, who will now eye a series whitewash when the two teams meet for the third and final ODI at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on July 15.

In the second ODI, Ireland put up a total of 216 runs before being bowled out in 48 overs. George Dockrell was the standout batsman with a knock of 74 runs off 61 deliveries. The likes of Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher and Mark Adair scored in 20s. For New Zealand, Matt Henry, Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner picked up two wickets each.

Chasing 217 runs to win, New Zealand wrapped up the game in 38.1 overs. Fin Allen and Tom Latham scored half centuries, while Michael Bracewell remained unbeaten on 42. For Ireland, Mark Adair and Simi Singh picked up two wickets each.

Despite a comprehensive loss in the second game, Ireland cannot be taken lightly. They almost pulled off a win in the series opener. Ahead of the third and final ODI, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for IRE vs NZ, 3rd ODI

The pitch at the ground in Dublin is balanced in nature. Both the batsmen and bowlers are likely to get equal assistance from this pitch and we saw this in the first two ODIs as well. A total of 21 ODI games have been played on this ground, of which seven were won batting first. The average first innings score is 250, while the average second innings score is 226. The highest and lowest total is 377 for 8 and 82 for 10.

The weather during the game will be pleasant and the sky will be clear. The temperature will fluctuate between 18 to 26 degrees.

Ireland team news and predicted XI

Team news: Ireland will be looking to avoid a whitewash when they take the field for the third ODI. Their batting was disappointing in the second ODI and that is one area they will need to work on.  

Squad: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, 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

New Zealand team news and predicted XI

Team news: New Zealand has never lost an ODI to Ireland and will be looking to keep the record intact. New Zealand are without Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee while Matt Henry is back in the squad along with Adam Milne.

Squad: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Latham(w/c), Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Adam Milne, Jacob Duffy, Dane Cleaver

Predicted XI:  Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson

 Head to head record

Ireland and New Zealand have met each other in six ODI matches of which Ireland have won none.

Total games – 6

New Zealand – 6

Ireland – 0

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for IRE vs NZ

Curtis Campher – all-rounder, Ireland

Curtis Campher was brilliant with both the bat as well as with the ball in the first ODI. He picked up three wickets for 49 runs while contributing 43 runs with the bat. In the second ODI, Campher bowled at an excellent economy of 4.25 runs per over and also took a wicket. With the bat, he scored 25 runs. In all, the all-rounder has played 15 ODI matches for Ireland, from which he has a batting average of 38.00, including four fifties. With the ball, the medium pacer has picked up 14 wickets at an economy of 5.45.

Harry Tector – batsman, Ireland

Harry Tector was Ireland’s top performer in the first ODI. He scored a knock of 113, which is now his personal best in ODI cricket. Tector was dismissed on a single digit score in the second ODI and will be looking to make a strong comeback in the final game. The right hander has featured in 22 ODIs for Ireland, from which he has 787 runs at an excellent average of 43.72.

Michael Bracewell – batsman, New Zealand

Michael Bracewell top scored for New Zealand in the first ODI with an unbeaten 127 and followed that with an unbeaten 42 in the second game. He was also destructive with the ball in the second game, picking up two wickets for 26 runs. Bracewell has played only five ODIs, but has an excellent average of more than 85.

Martin Guptill – batsman, New Zealand

Martin Guptill scored a half century in the first match but was not able to contribute in the second game. With the experience he brings to the table, the opener is a good pick for your fantasy team. The right hander has played 191 ODIs, from which he has an average of nearly 42. This includes 17 centuries and 38 fifties.

Tom Latham – wicketkeeper batsman, New Zealand

Tom Latham was unable to convert his start in the opening ODI, but made amends for it in the second game where he scored a half century and set up an easy win for the visitors. The skipper brings with him the experience of 107 ODIs, from which he has 3073 runs at an average of 35.73. This includes six centuries and 17 fifties.

MPL fantasy XI – IRE vs NZ, 3rd ODI

IRE vs NZ – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Ireland vs New Zealand series will not be televised live in in India. But you can watch the game on the Fancode app. The match will begin at 3.15 PM IST on July 15.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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