Toss Ireland opt to bat vs New Zealand
For the third straight T20I in the series, Ireland put out the same XI, but unlike the first two T20Is that the hosts lost in convincing fashion, they opted to bat first after winning the toss. New Zealand will chase for the first time and will be looking to sweep the T20I series 3-0.
There was no place in the New Zealand XI for Mark Chapman, Ben Sears or Michael Rippon, who have stayed on the bench for all three matches. Similarly for Ireland, Stephen Doheny, Andrew McBrine and Fionn Hand get no game time either in the series.
The match is being played under cloudy conditions, and while the complexion of the sky is not expected to change, there is no rain in the horizon according to weather reports.
Ireland XI 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Andrew Balbirnie (capt), 3 Gareth Delany, 4 Harry Tector, 5 Curtis Campher, 6 George Dockrell, 7 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 8 Mark Adair, 9 Barry McCarthy, 10 Craig Young, 11 Joshua Little.
New Zealand XI: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Finn Allen, 3 Dane Cleaver (wk), 4 Glenn Phillips, 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 Jimmy Neesham, 7 Michael Bracewell, 8 Mitchell Santner (capt), 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Blair Tickner, 11 Jacob Duffy.