Ireland and New Zealand will clash against each other in the second T20I at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast on Friday, July 22. New Zealand have taken a 2-0 lead after winning the first match by 31 runs and second match by 88 runs.
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 three T20I against each other. The Kiwis have won on all the three 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. However, they have failed to challenge the Blackcaps in the T20Is so far. The Andy Balbirnie-led side were bundled out for 91 runs in the second T20I. Another batting collapse in the first match had seen them fall 31 runs short of the 174-run target. A loss in the third and final match would mean a second consecutive series whitewash for Ireland in the shortest format of the game. As we gear up for the third T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the IRE vs NZ 3rd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Martin Guptill and Harry Tector are my top two player betting tips for the IRE vs NZ 3rd 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. In the second match we had predicted that he would score under 31.5 runs and he proved us right when he got dismissed for 14 runs. We expect him to score under 32.5 runs in the third and final T20I as well. The 23-year-old has played a total of 14 T20Is and scored 212 runs at an average of 19.27. 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 29 T20 matches and scored 466 runs at an average of 23.30. Scoring against the likes of Lockie Ferguson, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi won't at all be easy for the Johannesburg-born. Sodhi chipped in with three wickets including that of Campher in the last match. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Curtis Campher to score under 32.5 runs IRE vs NZ 3rd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Martin Guptill has scored 24 and 11 runs in the first two T20Is and in the third match, he would try his best to end the Ireland tour on a high. He looked set for another cracking innings in the first match but got out for a 12-ball 24 while trying to clear the long off boundary rope. Guptill's innings included as many as five boundaries. Earlier, the senior batter was stunning in the third 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 3334 runs in 114 T20I matches at an average of 32.36. 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 seven T20I innings have seen him score 11, 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. The Kiwis next travel to Scotland for a 3-match T20I series and with the T20 World Cup 2022 approaching, the white-ball star would look to bounce back among runs on Friday. Regardless of the two average outings, we expect Guptill to over 28.5 runs in the IRE vs NZ third ODI. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.86 for Martin Guptill to score over 28.5 runs from the IRE vs NZ 3rd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Harry Tector has been a revelation for Ireland since making his debut in 2019. He 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. He scored unbeaten 64 runs in the first game and 39 in the second. His impressive run with the bat continued in the ODI series against New Zealand. In the third and final match, the middle-order batter smashed seven fours and five sixes to score 108 runs off 106 balls. The 22-year-old also hit a hundred in the first ODI, finishing the series with 225 runs at an average of 75. He was the only batter to score more than 200 runs in the series. In the ongoing T20I series, Harry has failed to make an impact, scoring 5 and 2 runs respectively from the first two matches. However, in the second T20I on Wednesday, he got run out in an unlucky fashion. Just like Guptill, who was flawless in the ODIs, the youngster would too look to finish the white-ball campaign against New Zealand on a high. Ahead of the T20I series, the 22-year-old has scores of 39, 64*, 50, 35 and 24* in his last five T20I outings. The right-hander, who has developed a knack of making an impression against the big teams, has played 36 T20I matches and scored 650 runs at an average of 25 and strike rate of 131.84. In Ireland, Harry Tector has scored 240 runs in 11 matches at an average of 26.66. The talented batter looks all set to score at least over 16.5 runs in the third IRE vs NZ T20I. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Harry Tector to score over 16.5 from the IRE vs NZ 3rd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Curtis Campher to score low
Martin Guptill to score over 28.5 runs @ 1.86 (1XBET)
Harry Tector to score over 16.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)