Toss Ireland chose to bowl v New Zealand
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Ireland captain William Porterfield elected to bowl against New Zealand, with a view to taking advantage of the conditions, in Malahide, which had experienced overnight rain.
Porterfield’s counterpart Tom Latham, too, said he would have chosen to bowl. The home side dropped Kevin O’Brien and Tim Murtagh, and replaced them with Craig Young and Simi Singh.
With a few of their players having joined them from the IPL, New Zealand shuffled their playing XI quite a bit. They left out George Worker, James Neesham, Seth Rance and Hamish Bennett in favour of Corey Anderson, Adam Milne, Matt Henry and Scott Kuggeleijn.
Ireland XI: 1 Ed Joyce, 2 Paul Stirling, 3 William Porterfield (capt), 4 Andrew Balbirnie, 5 Niall O’Brien (wk), 6 Simi Singh, 7 Gary Wilson, 8 George Dockrell, 9 Barry McCarthy, 10 Craig Young, 11 Peter Chase
New Zealand XI: 1 Luke Ronchi (wk), 2 Tom Latham (capt), 3 Corey Anderson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Neil Broom, 6 Colin Munro, 7 Adam Milne, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Scott Kuggeleijn
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