Ireland go up against the New Zealand cricket team in the second ODI on Tuesday, July 12 at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin from 3:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Ireland come into the second ODI against New Zealand on the back of a hard-fought defeat in the first game of the series. The Ireland cricket team put up a formidable score of 300/9 in the first match which New Zealand chased down on the last ball with just one wicket in hand. Kiwi batter Michael Bracewell scored a match-winning 127 runs off 82 balls.

Harry Tector scored a 117-ball 113 for Ireland. Curtis Campher bagged 3/49 in his ten overs for the Irish. Blackcaps pacer Lockie Ferguson was instrumental in restricting the Irish batters as he picked two wickets for 44 runs. Martin Guptill’s 51-run knock gave the visitors a stable start to their innings. 

Ireland have won two out of its last four ODIs, whereas, New Zealand have won their last four matches in this format.

Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd ODI odds

Bet365 odds: Ireland: 4.50, New Zealand: 1.20

10CRIC odds: Ireland: 4.21, New Zealand: 1.22

Betway odds: Ireland: 4.00, New Zealand: 1.20

Parimatch: Ireland: 4.30, New Zealand: 1.21

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Ireland vs New Zealand head-to-head in ODIs

Ireland and New Zealand have faced each other five times in ODI cricket. The Kiwis have won all five games so far.

Ireland and New Zealand first played each other in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. The Kiwis defeated Ireland by 129 runs.

Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd ODI probable playing XI

Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (captain), Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Andy McBrine, Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), George Dockrell, Conor Olphert, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Simi Singh. 

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Latham (captain & wicket-keeper), Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner.

Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd ODI top picks

Ireland: Harry Tector has been Ireland's top performer for a while. Tector’s century in the first ODI set the game up for Ireland. The 22-year-old has scored 783 runs including one century and seven half-centuries in this format.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill will be the top pick from the visiting side. Guptill has played 190 ODIs and has scored 7092 runs for New Zealand. The 35-year-old batter has scored 17 centuries and has the top score of 237 in this format. The opener scored a brisk fifty in the last game that set the platform for the chase. 

Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd ODI prediction

New Zealand are clear favourites to win against Ireland. The visitors have an unbeaten record against Ireland and look a settled unit going into the next game.

Ireland got close in the first ODI and would want to capitalise on the positives from the last game.

Ireland vs New Zealand 2nd ODI playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 22°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 69%

Wind: 16 km/h