A win in the match against Ireland will hand the tri-series to New Zealand. The only game left in the series is between NZ and Bangladesh which will have no value if kiwis are to win this match. Along with the win New Zealand will continue their winning streaks and their status quo against the lowered ranked team. Apart few players, all of the New Zealand team have contributed to the teams victory. Ireland batsman have been bad at run scoring while their bowlers have been bad at run saving. Ed Joyce and Naill O’Brien are the only batsman to bn score runs. This game will give the team the opportunity to bounce back after the defeat against Bangladesh.
New Zealand: WWLWL
Ireland: Ireland could make some changes, this would be their last opportunity to give Craig young a game and Simi Singh could get a game in place of Paul Stirling who is completely out of form.
Probable XI: Ed Joyce, William porterfield, Paul Stirling, Andy balbirnie, Naill O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien, Gary Wilson, George dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Tim murtagh, Peter Chase.
New Zealand: Neil Wagner is playing for Essex and not in consideration to be part of playing XI. Fast bowler Adam Milne have joined the team after finishing his IPL campaign and could get a game in first place.
Probable XI: Luke Ronchi, Tom Latham, George worker, Ross Taylor, James neesham, Neil Broom, Colin Munro, Micheal Santner, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Hamish Bennett.
Players to watch out for:
Paul Stirling: the hard hitting batsman have always scored for his team but the last two match of this series he had scored just 14 runs and will be eager to score some runs and make his team create some upset.
Ross Taylor: people will enjoy seeing him in full flow as in case against South Africa. He is in great touch and some runs under his belt will add to confidence before champions trophy.
What: New Zealand vs Ireland, 21st May, 3.15 IST
Where: The village, Dublin
What to expect: there is no forecast for rain on this day and it would cheer team and fans both. The pitch helps out both batsman and bowlers.
Match Prediction: New Zealand are the favourites and stand out winner of the match.