ENG vs IRE Match Preview
The last time England participated in a one-day match was in a series against New Zealand earlier in the month. This was a 4-game series against the Kiwis which they won comfortably with a margin of 3-1. In the last game of the series played at the Lord's England batted first to score 311 runs for the loss of 9 wickets from their stipulated 50 overs The New Zealand team could not make a match of it as they were bundled out for a scored 211 all out in 38.1 overs. The Englishman Dawid Malan was adjudged player of the match for his brisk hundred.
Apart from Dawid Malan who hit 127 runs from 114 balls with 14 fours and 3 sixes, other English batters also contributed to the score. The skipper Jos Butler hit 36 runs from 31 balls while Liam Livingstone scored 28 runs from 38 balls. Joe Root also scored 29 runs from 40 balls. The England tail also wagged and, in the end, they reached a score over the 300-run mark. The New Zealand inning ran into troubled waters right from the outset and the pick of the bowlers for England was Moeen Ali who picked up 4 wickets for 50 runs from his 10 overs.
The Ireland team played their last match earlier in July at Harare during the playoffs for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers against Nepal. Batting first, Nepal managed to score 268 runs for the loss of 9 wickets from their 50 overs. The Irish team put up a gallant chase by reaching the target in 49.2 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. Curtis Campher was adjudged the player of the match for his all-round contributions to the game. He not only picked up a wicket but also scored 62 from 59 balls.
There were some useful contributions made to the Nepal total by some of their batters taking it to a useful one. The top 3 bowlers for Ireland in this game were Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, and Craig Young. All of them picked up 2 wickets apiece in their 9,10. and 7 overs respectively. Andy McBrine, Gareth Delany, and Curtis Campher picked up a wicket apiece for Ireland. Although several Ireland batters contributed to their score, the main perpetrators with the bat were Harry Tector and Curtis Campher. They scored 60 and 62 runs respectively.
It is expected that we will get cloudy conditions during the game.
The surface on offer at the venue of Trent Bridge is conventionally a hard and flat wicket. It offers consistent pace and bounce for the batters. However, some moisture and overcast conditions in the morning may provide help to the fast bowlers. The speeders that can swing the ball are likely to pose a threat to the batters. But it is expected that the wicket will flatten out as the day wears on. Most spinners are unlikely to find the turn on the track. They are likely to get hammered all over the place if they err in line and length.
The average score at the venue while batting first is 250 runs. The largest score attained at the ground is a massive 481 for 5 by England against Australia way back in 2018. This was a record for the highest score in one-day internationals till England once again broke it against the Dutch national team. We have seen 400-plus scores achieved at the Trent Bridge venue twice so far. All these figures point to a batting paradise. Any team batting first is likely to look for a target over 300 runs to feel safe here.
Paul Stirling has a great strike rate in recent games for Ireland.
Paul Stirling has scored 346 runs from his last 10 appearances for Ireland with a strike rate of 102.06.
Mark Adair has a good strike rate with the ball in his last 10 games.
The Irish fast bowler has picked up 20 victims from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 24.4.
There are no injury updates available. So barring changes by the team management full teams will be available for selection for this game.
ENG vs IRE Probable 11
ENG Playing 11
- Will Jacks
- Phil Salt (Wk)
- Jamie Smith
- Zak Crawley (C)
- Ben Duckett
- Sam Hain
- Rehan Ahmed
- Brydon Carse
- Tom Hartley
- Luke Wood
- Matthew Potts
IRE Playing 11
- Paul Stirling (C)
- Andrew Balbirnie
- Curtis Campher
- Harry Tector
- Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
- Gareth Delany
- George Dockrell
- Andy McBrine
- Mark Adair
- Josh Little
- Barry McCarthy
Ireland's team has done a fair job against England despite being a new side to international cricket. They did manage to record a victory against England in the T20 World Cup played last year in Melbourne. They also won the last ODI played between these two countries. They chased a big total of 329 runs at the venue of The Ageas Bowl to record an unlikely win. The pioneers of this win were Paul Stirling and Andre Balbirnie who are again a part of the current side. Although visitors will fancy their chances against this inexperienced team, the young English team appears to be quite strong in both batting and bowling departments. We expect England to win the game and take an early lead in the series.
Harry Tector: Harry Tector has been a great contributor to the Irish score with 439 runs from 10 innings with a strike rate of 94.4.
Paul Stirling: Paul Stirling has contributed 346 runs from his last 10 matches for Ireland with an average of 34.6 and a strike rate of 102.06.
Mark Adair: The Irish fast bowler has picked up 20 scalps from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 24.4.
Will Jacks: Everyone is expecting Will Jacks to do well for England. He has been among wickets in the last few games he has played for England and has also scored runs.
ENG vs IRE Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: P Salt
Batters: P Stirling, B Duckett, A Balbirnie, Z Crawley
All-rounders: C Overton, W Jacks (C), C Campher
Bowlers: L Wood (VC), M Adair, J Little