Fantasy Team for Ireland vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI

We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Pitch Report for Ireland vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI

Runs galore at the Village in Dublin. Overs 300 runs have been scored in the last three of four innings. Another run-fest is on the cards.

Probable Ireland & New Zealand Teams for the Match

Probable XI for Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Craig Young, Joshua Little

Probable XI for New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Henry Nicholls, Matt Henry, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner/Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson

Power Players for Ireland vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI

Mitchell Bracewell helped New Zealand pull off an unlikely heist, rescuing his team from a critical situation of 153 for 6 and taking them to a winning position of 305 for 9. Needing 24 off the last over, he wrapped up the matters in five deliveries and set up a world record for the most runs in the final over of an ODI. He remained unbeaten on 127 off 82.

Harry Tector knows the nook and cranny of The Village. His last three competitive scores here read 64*, 39, and 113. In his 21-ODI career, he averages 46. For a top-order batter, these numbers make a great reading.

Venue Stats

Tom Latham started his innings well after two quick wickets but soon missed a low full toss and got trapped lbw. At the venue, he has a hundred to his credit in three games.

At Dublin, Andrew Balbirnie is the only cricketer to score two hundreds. He, however, is reputed for his inconsistency. In the last 10 competitive games, he has scored only two fifties.

Mitchell Santner’s only five-wicket haul of his international career has come here. Given the slowness of the pitch, Santner is likely to be effective.

Smart Picks for Ireland vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI

Martin Guptill followed his hundred against the Netherlands with a fifty in the first game. He has had a good time in 2022, scoring three hundreds in a span of six months. 

43 runs with the bat and 3 for 49 with the ball, Curtis Campher was a dark horse in fantasy leagues. As a matter of fact, he has gone wicketless only once in his last 10 competitive matches.

Ish Sodhi too provided fantasy points with both bat and ball. He took 2 for 62 and added 25 vital runs during the game-changing 61-run partnership with Bracewell.

Lockie Ferguson has taken 22 wickets in his last 10 ODIs. He finished with figures of 2 for 44 in the last game.

Mark Adair may have leaked runs unreasonably, but he took wickets when it mattered the most. He is Ireland’s go-to bowler in the moment of crisis.

Simi Singh is more than handy with the bat down the order. Since May 2022, he has 5 scores above 30 runs in 8 innings. During this, he also managed to take 7 wickets.

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Match Preview

Ireland did everything right with both bat and ball and on the field, until a blinder from Bracewell ruined the day. New Zealand will have to be mindful of the Irish talent. 

Time: July 12, 3:15 PM IST


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