Pitch and weather: The weather is expected to be pleasant, with no rain forecast in Adelaide on Friday. Given the long straight boundaries and short square boundaries at the venue, expect the bowlers to stay away from the shorter lengths.
New Zealand vs Ireland Highlights today. 37th Match, Group 1, Adelaide Oval, Friday 4-11-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Ireland win toss and will bowl first.
Kane Williamson: “Looks like a good surface, we want to make use of the surface first up and put a good score on the board. We could not put in a full performance last time around against England. We know how strong they [Ireland] are, we have seen their quality, for us the focus is on our plans. Same XI for us,”
Andrew Balbirnie: “Want to give a big last push and see where we end today. We look at the wins and don’t see them as giant killers, just wins. Same XI”
Pakistan team: 1 Finn Allen, 2 Devon Conway (wk), 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Tim Southee, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Trent Boult, 11 Lockie Ferguson.
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 3 Lorcan Tucker(wk), 4 Harry Tector, 5 Curtis Campher, 6 George Dockrell, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Mark Adair, 9 Fionn Hand, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Josh Little.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 4
New Zealand Won: 4
Ireland Won: 0
New Zealand T20I Rankings: 5th
Ireland T20I Rankings: 12th
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Points Table
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
New Zealand LWWLW
Match Timings: 04:00 AM GMT | 02:30 PM Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire – Aleem Dar
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match number – T20I no. 1862