NZ vs IRE Match Preview

Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway are easily the best performers for New Zealand so far. The fast bowlers have all done very well also and you would think that they have a good chance against the somewhat vulnerable Irish batting lineup. We would definitely have the New Zealand pacers in our Dream11 lineup even though the previous match did not go too well for them.

Coming to the Irish team, Lorcan Tucker has been the standout. He and Paul Stirling are dangerous players to consider while Joshua Little is easily the best bowler for them. George Dockrell is also someone that we think could be a good pick.

Weather Report

The conditions in Adelaide are expected to be perfect for cricket. There is no rain predicted on match day. 

Pitch Report

The pitch should be very good for batting. This is a venue where something around 180 is the minimum teams will aim for while batting first. 200 is not out of the question either. 


Notable stats

Kane Williamson Struggling

A strike rate of 93 after facing 76 deliveries is not what today's T20 game demands. Williamson needs to step up and show the class we know he has.

Team News

Both teams have no serious injuries to worry about and so should be unchanged. 

NZ vs IRE Probable 11

NZ Playing 11

  • Finn Allen
  • Devon Conway (Wk)
  • Kane Williamson (C)
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Jimmy Neesham
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Ish Sodhi
  • Tim Southee
  • Lockie Ferguson
  • Trent Boult

IRE Playing 11

  • Paul Stirling
  • Andrew Balbirnie (C)
  • Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
  • Harry Tector
  • Curtis Capmher
  • George Dockrell
  • Gareth Delany
  • Mark Adair
  • Fion Hand
  • Barry McCarthy
  • Joshua Little
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We think New Zealand could dominate this match. Ireland will come hard at the bowling and that could end up being disastrous. 


Top Picks

Glenn Phillips - The best batter for New Zealand so far, he is also a capable bowler. The only downside is that he bats a bit low and so may not get to do too much against Ireland.

Lorcan Tucker - We respect form and Tucker is in great form right now. He is hitting runs consistently and this is his last chance of making an impact in the tournament. 

Trent Boult - Never easy to face, Boult could run through the Irish batting lineup if he gets a bit of help. 

NZ vs IRE Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway (C), L Tucker, F Allen

Batters: P Stirling, D Mitchell, G Phillips (VC)

All-rounders: M Santner, C Campher

Bowlers: T Southee, T Boult, J Little

NZ vs IRE Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction