Ireland will take on New Zealand in second match on Sunday (14 May, 2017) of Tri-Series featuring Bangladesh as third team. First game was washed away due to rain where only 31.1 overs were bowled, each team claimed two points.
This series is important for New Zealand and Bangladesh ahead of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 starting on 01 June, 2017. These two teams will look to get their combination and form right however few players from Kiwis likes of already showcasing their talent in ongoing Indian Premier League 2017.
Ireland will be pretty happy with their performace in last game although end result didn’t go either way. Peter Chase was pick of the bowlers who chipped in three wickets to give his team early breakthrough. Barry McCarthy though little expensive also claimed one wicket in his six overs he bowled.
New Zealand, lead by Tom Latham included fresh faces have opportunity to showcase their talent. Tom Latham, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner and Ross Taylor are included in squad for ICC Champions Trophy so they have opportunity to rectify any niggles and prepare themselves for big tournament.
Both Teams Squads are:
New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Hamish Bennett, Neil Broom, Scott Kuggeleijn, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Jeetan Patel, Seth Rance, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, George Worker
Ireland: Ed Joyce, Paul Stirling, William Porterfield(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Niall O’Brien(w), Gary Wilson, Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Peter Chase, Simi Singh, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young
Check Here: Ireland & New Zealand Possible XI for the match