England vs Ireland – 1st One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is England vs Ireland taking place? Thursday 30th July, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

Where is England vs Ireland taking place? The Rose Bowl, Southampton

What is the expected weather for England vs Ireland? 22c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

What channel is England vs Ireland on? The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream England vs Ireland? The match can be streamed live using the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for England vs Ireland? This match will be played without spectators

LAST MEETING
England beat Ireland by 4 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND

  • After a successful Test series against the West Indies, England move on to one-day international action to play their first games at home since their World Cup triumph last summer as they welcome Ireland to the Rose Bowl.
  • They have named a squad that leaves out their Test stars like Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer as they go with a series of one-day specialists and they will of course be led by skipper Eoin Morgan.
  • Despite wholesale changes, there is still plenty of quality in the ranks with an experienced top order with Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Eoin Morgan and Joe Denly likely to form a strong batting line-up but some exciting young talents also featuring such as Tom Banton and Saqib Mahmood.

IRELAND

  • Ireland come into this series looking to compete with the World Champions and while there are plenty of familiar faces in their squad, they are also looking to blood some new talent during this series.
  • Talented newcomers such as Harry Tector and Curtis Campher could both be handed opportunities in this opening game and they will rely heavily on their core experienced campaigners such as Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie.
  • Their bowling attack will likely be missing key pace man Mark Adair who was their leading wicket-taker in this format of the game last year and they will hope veteran Boyd Rankin and Andy McBrine can make inroads into the strong England batting line-up.

THE PREDICTION

England get back to one-day action here and while there are plenty of key men not featuring in this series, the squad still possesses some outstanding quality. The batting has a strong look about it and Roy and Bairstow will be looking to build on their stunning form they produced in the World Cup. Jason Roy was sensational in ODI matches in England last year smashing two centuries and six fifties in ten innings. He will look to pick up where he left off and score big here so look for him to be topscorer for England in what will surely be a comfortable victory.

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