IRE vs NZ 1st ODI Match Prediction & Betting Tips
Ireland and New Zealand go head to head in the first of three ODIs at The Village, Malahide. The hosts have not played this format since January when they recorded a famous 2-1 victory against West Indies. New Zealand thrashed the Netherlands 3-0 in March. Read on as we preview this match. This opening ODI gets underway at 10:00 on Saturday morning.
Ireland have been in strong form in ODI cricket and pushed India all the way in their final IT20 last month. They have the advantage of home conditions but New Zealand will be a very tough opposition.
Even without some of their most experienced and top players, New Zealand have arrived in Ireland with a strong squad. They will come into this game as strong favourites with most pundits.
Ireland vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on BT Sports in the UK and on Spark Sports in New Zealand.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Fancode in India.
IRE vs NZ Match Toss Prediction
South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first in the last ODI at this ground. We expect both captains to want to bat first and post an imposing target in this game.
IRE vs NZ Pitch Report
There are short boundaries at this ground and we expect some high totals from both teams. The wicket will be true and we expect to see good pace, bounce and carry.
Not overly warm but quite humid throughout this ODI. The temperature will not go above 19 degrees across this match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Ireland vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match 2022
Ireland Team News & Playing 11
IRE Team News
There are two new names in the Ireland squad for this series. Opening batter Stephen Doheny and bowling all-rounder Graham Hume have both been called up for the first time. We expect them to feature in the series but not in this opening ODI.
IRE Key Players
- Paul Stirling- the small opener is a big-hitter who is never overawed by the opposition. He has hit 12 ODI centuries from 133 innings.
- Harry Tector- the 22 year old middle-order batter hit over 100 runs across two IT20s against India last month. He is well placed to continue his strong form in this match.
- Josh Little- the left-arm pace bowler has taken wickets in 12 of 15 ODI innings. He took 4-45 against England on his ODI debut and has taken another 4-wicket haul in this format.
IRE Team Form
The ODI series victory over West Indies earlier this year was a big statement from Ireland. They also pushed India very hard in the final IT20.
Ireland Predicted Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Josh Little
New Zealand Team News & Playing 11
NZ Team News
The Black-Caps have selected a relatively inexperienced squad for this tour and will be led by Tom Latham. Big names such as Kane Williamson, Trent Boult and Tim Southee are not available, but with the likes of Martin Guptill and Lockie Ferguson on show, there is no shortage of quality.
NZ Key Players
- Martin Guptill- the 35 year old right handed opener made his ODI debut in January 2009. He has scored 17 ODI centuries.
- Glenn Phillips- in spite of being a player with a fantastic T20 reputation, he is yet to make his international debut in this format. He already has an IT20 century to his name.
- Lockie Ferguson- the pace bowler has impressed in recent IPL tournaments and will enjoy the conditions in Ireland. He has taken 94 wickets in international cricket.
NZ Team Form
New Zealand have won their last six games in this format. You have to go all the way back to March 2020 to find their last ODI defeat.
New Zealand Predicted Playing 11
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Tom Latham (c) (wk), Will Young, Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Matt Henry
IRE vs NZ Team Form in Last Five Matches
IRE : W W L W L
NZ : W W W W W
Ireland vs New Zealand Head to Head
This will be the fifth ODI between the two sides with New Zealand winning all four games from April 2007 onwards. The two teams were due to meet three times in June 2020 but all matches were postponed until now.
IRE vs NZ Head to Head Stats in ODI
|Matches Played||IRE Won||NZ Won||Draw||Tie|
Ireland vs New Zealand Betting Odds
With a 100% record over the hosts in all their ODI meetings so far, New Zealand are heavy favourites with the bookies in this game.
Who will win Ireland vs New Zealand 1st ODI Match?
There are some excellent and experienced batters in the line-ups on both sides. We expect to see some high individual totals from players on both teams.
Odds to Win The Match
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IRE vs NZ Top Team Batsmen
Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector are our batting tips for Ireland. Balbirnie has scored seven centuries with a top score of 145 not out in this format.
We are backing Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls and Tom Latham with the bat for New Zealand. Nicholls comes into this ODI series after impressing in the Test series against England.
Odds for Top Team Batsmen
|Top Team Batsman||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Paul Stirling (IRE)||3.96||3.25||4.32||4.33|
|Andy Balbirnie (IRE)||4.71||4.00||5.00||5.00|
|Harry Tector (IRE)||5.99||5.00||5.00||5.50|
|Martin Guptill (NZ)||3.87||3.25||5.00||3.40|
|Henry Nicholls (NZ)||4.87||4.00||4.00||4.00|
|Tom Latham (NZ)||5.99||5.00||5.00||5.00|
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IRE vs NZ Top Team Bowlers
Mark Adair, Josh Little and Curtis Campher are our tips with the ball for Ireland. Adair has 91 wickets across international cricket.
Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne and Ish Sodhi are our bowling picks for New Zealand. Pace bowler Milne is a fine white ball bowler with experience of conditions in this part of the world after successful spells with Kent.
Odds for Top Team Bowlers
|Top Team Bowlers||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Mark Adair (IRE)||4.79||4.25||4.50||4.50|
|Josh Little (IRE)||4.79||4.25||4.50||4.50|
|Curtis Campher (IRE)||5.67||5.00||5.00||5.00|
|Lockie Ferguson (NZ)||4.13||3.60||4.00||4.00|
|Adam Milne (NZ)||5.04||4.50||4.32||4.33|
|Ish Sodhi (NZ)||6.14||5.50||4.32||4.33|
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Ireland vs New Zealand Prediction
With a 4-0 lead over Ireland in the head to head fixtures, New Zealand will undoubtedly be expected to whitewash Ireland in this series. However, the visitors are not at full strength and the hosts will be encouraged by recent performances at this level. Overall, we expect a close game with New Zealand taking a 1-0 lead.
New Zealand are favourites to beat Ireland at odds of 1.18