Ireland and New Zealand will clash against each other in the second T20I at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast on Wednesday, July 20. New Zealand have taken a 1-0 lead after winning the first match by 31 runs on Monday.
The first match was the first between the two teams in the shortest format of the game since 2009. In fact, Ireland and New Zealand have till date played only two T20I against each other. The Kiwis have won on both the occasions. Earlier, Ireland have come up with spirited performances in the preceding three ODIs. They scored 300 runs in the first match as New Zealand somehow managed to win the game by one wicket and one run remaining. In the second ODI, New Zealand lost as many as seven wickets while chasing 217 runs. In the third and final match Ireland finished at 359/9 while chasing a massive 361-run total. New Zealand are very wary of the Irish challenge in the T20Is. As we gear up for the second T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the IRE vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Curtis Campher, Martin Guptill and Harry Tector are my top two player betting tips for the IRE vs NZ 2nd T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Ireland batter Curtis Campher top-scored for his team with 21-ball 29 in the first match, however, expecting him to score over 31.5 runs in the second game would not be a wide decision. The reasons behind it are several. The 23-year-old has played a total of 13 T20Is and scored 198 runs at an average of 19.80. He is yet to hit a fifty in the format and has a highest score of 40 runs. In fact, only once in his T20I career, the right-hander has scored more than 29 runs. Campher has played against weak associate nations like USA, Oman and Nepal but never scored high against them. Overall, he has played 28 T20 matches and scored 452 runs at an average of 23.78. Scoring against the likes of Lockie Ferguson, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi won't at all be easy for the Johannesburg-born. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Curtis Campher to score under 31.5 runs IRE vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
As expected Martin Guptill was off to a brisk start in the first T20I, scoring 24 runs off just 12 balls. He hit as many as five fours during his stay before getting caught out while trying to clear the long off boundary. Though dismissed early, Guptill looked in top form. Earlier, the senior batter was stunning in the third and last ODI against Ireland. His 126-ball 115 fired New Zealand to 360 for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs. He also hit a fifty in the first ODI and a hundred in the final ODI against Netherlands in April. The opener has scored 3323 runs in 113 T20I matches at an average of 32.57. He has two hundreds and 20 fifties to his name in the format. Also, Guptill is one of the only three batters to score over 3000 runs in the format. The 35-year-old's last six T20I innings have seen him score 24, 51, 31, 70, 28 and 4 runs. In the only T20I match the Auckland-born played against Ireland ahead of the series, he scored 45 unbeaten runs off 32 balls. With the T20 World Cup 2022 approaching, Guptill will look to continue with his red hot form and hand his team a few more memorable wins. He has developed a liking for the Ireland bowlers and that is not a hidden fact. The same can come handy for him and New Zealand in the second T20I as well. Scoring over 28.5 runs for in-form Martin Guptil should not at all be difficult. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Martin Guptill to score over 28.5 runs @ 1.832 from the IRE vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
The most experienced Ireland batter Paul Stirling smashed 120 runs off 103 balls in the final ODI and set the tone for the 361-run chase. His third wicket partnership 179 runs with Harry Tector gave New Zealand a run for their money. The visitors could win the match by one run only courtesy the foundation laid by Stirling. A similar show from the hard-hitting batsman was expected in the first T20I, however, he could score only 13 runs off 16 balls. But one can expect him to bounce back in style because of the following reasons. The 31-year-old has played a total of 105 T20Is and scored 2833 runs at an average of 29.51 and strike rate of 134.90. He has one hundred and 20 fifties to his name in the format. The right-hand batters' last eight T20I innings have seen him score 13, 40, 4, 12, 6, 34, 32, and 32 runs. In Ireland he has played 24 matches and scored 576 runs at 26.18. However, at the Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast, the hard-hitting batsman has scored 127 runs at an average of 15.87. But the stature of the batsman is too to judge him on the basis of his record at a venue. Also, the New Zealand bowling line-up is strong but not as strong as it usually is in the presence of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson. The Belfast-born was recently seen playing in the Vitality Blast 2022 where he scored 313 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 174.86. He scored a hundred and fifty in the tournament for Birmingham Bears (Warwickshire). Stirling looks set to score at least over 20.5 runs in the second T20I. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Paul Stirling to score over 20.5 from the IRE vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Curtis Campher to score under 31.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Martin Guptill to score over 28.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Paul Stirling to score over 20.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)