New Zealand will be facing Ireland in their bilateral ODI series starting Sunday, July 10. The first of the three ODIs will be played at The Village, Malahide, Dublin. The second and third ODI of the series will be played on July 12 and 15.
The two teams have played a total of four ODI matches against each other in the past. They last faced each other in the format in 2017 when New Zealand beat Ireland by 190 runs. Ireland last played an ODI match in January this year and have won two of their last ODIs. New Zealand will enter the match on the back of three consecutive wins against Netherlands in April.
Andy Balbirnie and Tom Latham will be seen captaining Ireland and New Zealand respectively in the series.
As we gear up for the 1st ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the IRE vs NZ head-to-head encounter.
Mentioned below is the top team bet from the IRE vs NZ head-to-head contest.
Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls will be seen opening the innings for New Zealand and the fire power in their batting is strong enough to score over 34.5 runs in no time against an opposition like Ireland. The European nation has come up with improved performances against top cricketing nations but mostly with the bat. In their last T20I match against India they almost chased down a 226-run target. Bowling has been a weak link for India and that was the reason why India piled up 108 runs in 12 overs in the first match and 221 in 20 overs in the second.
It's a fact that the pair of Guptil and Nicholls partnered for 12, 22 and 12 runs in the last three ODIs but that was against a more mature bowling attack which consisted of the likes of Fred Klaassen and Logan van Beek. Martin Guptill has played a total of 189 ODI matches and scored 7041 runs at an average of 42.16. He boasts of a highest score of 237 not out runs and has hit 17 hundreds and 37 fifties. In his last ODI match he smashed a hundred against Netherlands. Guptill's batting partner Henry Nicholls played 55 ODIs and scored 1487 runs at an average of 35.40. He scored 57, 19 and 2 in Netherland ODIs and could also not score many runs in the recently-concluded Test series as well. Nicholls will surely look to make amends with watchful starts. The last time New Zealand faced Ireland, the opening pair partnered for 70 runs. It's very likely that New Zealand will continue their supreme run against Ireland and score over 34.5 runs before the fall of the first wicket. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.8 for New Zealand to score over 34.5 runs at first dismissal IRE vs NZ 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Martin Guptil and Harry Tector are my top two player betting tips for the IRE vs NZ 1st ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Experienced New Zealand opener Martin Guptil has scored 7041 runs at an average of 42.16 in 189 ODI matches. He is one of the five ODI batsmen to score a double hundred in ODI cricket. Overall, the 35-year-old has scored 17 hundreds and 37 fifties. In his last ODI match which was against Netherlands in April, Guptill blasted 106 runs which took New Zealand total to 333 runs. Guptil hasn't played any form of professional cricket since April and that means he will enter the match fresh and hungry.
Ahead of the ODI series against Netherlands, Martin Guptill had scored 195 runs in the first innings of a first-class game against Canterbury. The last 10 ODI innings from Guptil has seen him score - 106, 6, 2, 26, 20, 38, 40, 66, 79 and 32. The hard-hitting New Zealand veteran looks all set to come down all guns blazing against Ireland in the first ODI. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 3.2 for Martin Guptill to emerge as top batsman for New Zealand from the IRE vs NZ 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Harry Tector was on fire when India toured Ireland for a 2-match T20I series. The middle-order batsman put his team on the cusp of a win in both the matches. In the first match he scored 64 unbeaten runs which fired Ireland to 108 runs in a match which was reduced to 12 overs. In the second match, he again anchored the innings as Ireland fell just four runs short of the 226-run target set by India. The 22-year-old youngster has played a total of 20 ODIs and scored 670 runs at an average of 41.87. In his short ODI career, he has hit as many as seven fifties.
Harry Tector as a knack of leaving impact against a stronger opposition. In his last three ODIs - all of them against west Indies, the right-hand batsman has scores of 52, 54* and 53. He hit 79 off 68 balls against South Africa in July 2021. With form, confidence and benefit of home conditions on his side, Harry Tector looks set to score high against New Zealand. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 5.5 for Harry Tector to emerge as top batsman for Ireland from the IRE vs NZ 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
New Zealand to score over 34.5 runs at first dismissal @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Martin Guptill to emerge as top batsman for New Zealand @ 3.2 (1XBET)
Harry Tector to emerge as top batsman for Ireland @ 5.5 (1XBET)