Ireland go up against New Zealand in the third one-day international on Friday, July 15 at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground in Dublin from 3:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The Irish cricket team were poor in the previous game of this series, losing by three wickets with 11.5 overs to spare. George Dockrell scored 74 runs for Ireland and Mark Adair took two wickets in a brilliant first over in that match. Harry Tector is the other player whose century in the first match showed good promise for the hosts. They are likely to field the same playing XI in the final game of the ODI series.
New Zealand were brilliant in the last match and completely dominated the hosts. They now take an unassailable 2-0 lead heading into the final match of the ODI series. They whitewashed the Netherlands in their last series in this format. Michael Bracewell has been their best player in the ongoing series. The visitors are unlikely to make any changes to their winning combination in this match.
Ireland vs New Zealand 3rd ODI odds
Parimatch odds: Ireland: 4.30, New Zealand: 1.21
10CRIC odds: Ireland: 4.29, New Zealand: 1.21
Betway odds: Ireland: 4.50, New Zealand: 1.18
Betwinner odds: Ireland: 4.96, New Zealand: 1.18
1xBet odds: Ireland: 5.00, New Zealand: 1.17
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
The New Zealand cricket team has won all six matches against Ireland in this format with four of those wins coming on Irish soil. New Zealand won by 290 runs in the ODI in 2008 which was their biggest margin of victory in this format.
This is the first bilateral series between these two sides in ODI history.
Ireland vs New Zealand 3rd ODI probable playing XI
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (captain), Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wicket-keeper), George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Josh Little.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Will Young, Tom Latham (captain & wicket-keeper), Henry Nicholls, Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner.
Ireland vs New Zealand 3rd ODI top picks
Ireland: Paul Stirling will be the player to watch out for from the hosts. The opening batter has scored 796 runs at an average of 41.89 in this ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League cycle. The 31-year-old has scored three centuries and eight half-centuries in 53 matches for his country at home.
New Zealand: Michael Bracewell is the top pick in this match. The all-rounder is in great form in this series, scoring 169 runs at a strike-rate of 138.52 in two matches along with a couple of wickets in the last match. He scored 24 runs in the final over of the first match of this series to seal a dramatic match for his side.
Ireland vs New Zealand 3rd ODI prediction
New Zealand are the clear favourites to win this match and whitewash the Irish cricket team in the ODI series. They were the superior side in both matches and have the more experienced players at the top level.
Ireland ran the visitors close in the first match but considering their poor performance in the last match, they are unlikely to trouble the Kiwis in the final ODI.
Ireland vs New Zealand 3rd ODI playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 22°C
Wind: 12 km/h