New Zealand-Ireland second match of tri-nation series tomorrow

DHAKA : Hosts Ireland will play their second ODI of the tri-nation series as they face New Zealand scheduled to be held tomorrow (Sunday) Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin. The match kicks off at 3.45 pm (BST) , reports BSS.
The signs from Ireland’s bowlers were promising in the 31.1 overs possible in the first ODI. Their seamers were accurate and had Bangladesh stuttering at 70 for 4 at one point. That means Ireland are unlikely to tinker with their bowling combination. If Ed Joyce recovers from the back problem that kept him out of the series opener, he’ll slot back in for Stuart Thompson.
The New Zealand selectors have shown faith not just in Tom Latham’s sound technique, but also his leadership. He will be able to turn to Taylor for experience but elsewhere there will be a new-look to the side. Neil Wagner could make his ODI debut after 32 Test appearances and Hamish Bennett is in line for his first appearance since 2014. The pitch was very green for the Bangladesh game which could mean legspinner Ish Sodhi misses out. Luke Ronchi is set for another chance as opener.
Earlier on Friday, persistence rain in Malahide washed out the tri-series’ opener game between Bangladesh and Ireland after the visitors’ innings came to a halt in the 32nd over. Bangladesh were 157 for 4 in 31.1 overs when the weather forced them off, and they did not return.


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