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New Zealand are set to take on Ireland in a group-stage match of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Despite losing to England, New Zealand are still at the top of Group 1 with five points. A win against the Irish team will seal New Zealand’s semi-final spot.
On the other hand, Ireland needs to win this game to stay in contention for the top-four spot. The Irish team has played some decent cricket in the competition, but they have not been able to cross the winning line. The Blackcaps will start as favorites for the match, but Ireland can surprise the Kiwi side and defeat them.
Venue: Adelaide Oval
Date and Time: November 4, 9:30 AM
Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
The wicket at Adelaide Oval might produce a good batting surface and the team batting first needs to post at least 160+ runs to give competition to their opponent. The skipper winning the toss might want to have a bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs
Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Fionn Hand, Joshua Little
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter
Opening batter Devon Conway is expected to play a crucial role for his side in the upcoming game against Ireland. The left-handed batter has been amongst the runs in the competition and he will look to play a big knock for his team in the upcoming match.
Probable best bowler
Pacer Trent Boult can do some early damage with the new ball against the Irish team. Boult cutters can also come in handy during the death overs as he is expected to play a a part for his team in the next game.
Today’s Match Prediction: New Zealand to win the match