Ireland vs New Zealand 1st T20I, Predicted Playing XI, Today Match Pitch Report, Today Cricket Match, Live Streaming Details, Dream 11 prediction

The first T20I match of the bilateral T20I series will be played on July 18th, Monday, at Stormont Cricket Ground in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

The game is scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM (IST) and 4:00 PM (Local). It will not be telecasted in India, but you can watch it live on the FanCode app.

After dominating the ODI series by whitewashing the Irish, New Zealand will try to maintain its dominance in the upcoming match.

Expected Playing XI

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

New Zealand – Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson

Pitch Predictions

The Toss winning team is expected to bowl first as the pitch at Belfast is expected to favour the batters and the bowlers alike.

However, batters are expected to enjoy a run feast after they are settled in the middle overs. 

In addition, to get breakthroughs at regular intervals, pacers and spinners are required to bowl in the right area.

Weather Prediction  

The temperature is expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius with 2% chances of precipitation. The match day will be quite humid with 81% humidity and 8 km/hr wind speed.

Suggested Playing XI for IRE vs NZ Dream11 

  • Captain: Paul Stirling
  • Vice-Captain: Harry Tector
  • Wicketkeeper:  Lorcan Tucker, Dane Cleaver
  • Batters:  Andrew Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Finn Allen, Mark Chapman
  • All-rounders: Curtis Campher
  • Bowlers:  Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson


Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Stephen Doheny, Conor Olphert

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Dane Cleaver(w), James Neesham, Mitchell Santner(c), Jacob Duffy, Michael Rippon, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Michael Bracewell, Blair Tickner, Ben Sears

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