Ireland (IRE) and New Zealand (NZ) will square off in the opening match of the bilateral T20I series. The New Zealand team was successful in winning all three games.

Ireland came within one wicket, three wickets and one run of beating New Zealand in One Day Internationals.

They now have another opportunity to takIRE vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 prediction:e on the Black Caps. It's the hosts' chance to atone.

Unlike the final ODI, New Zealand's starting XI will include players like Dane Cleaver, Mark Chapman and Ish Sodhi.

Ireland and New Zealand will be facing off for the second time in T20 Internationals. At Trent Bridge in Nottingham on June 11, 2009, the Kiwis defeated the English team by a score of 83 runs.

Ireland took complete control for the first innings in Belfast's sunny (and hot) weather, reducing New Zealand to 100 for 5.

New Zealand was struggling at 100 for 5, but Glenn Phillips' late batting run helped the visitors to 173 for 8 in 20 overs.

Ferguson grabbed control of the situation after Phillips' undefeated 52-ball 69, dismissing Gareth Delany and Paul Stirling early.