England vs Ireland – 2nd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is England vs Ireland taking place? Saturday 1st August, 2020 – 14:00 (UK)

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

What is the expected weather for England vs Ireland? 21c 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 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND

  • England romped to victory in the first one-day match on Thursday against Ireland as after winning the toss, they put the tourists into bat and reduced them to 28/5 before comfortably knocking off their total of 172 in just 27.5 overs.
  • Eoin Morgan will likely aim to bat first and present his side with a different challenge if he wins the toss although the Irish may be content with that also to change things around and the focus will be on the English batsmen getting more time at the crease.
  • They may consider some rotations for this game to give playing time to more players in the squad so it would be no surprise if Joe Denly, Liam Dawson, or Reece Topley came into the line-up although they could easily go unchanged too.

IRELAND

  • Ireland suffered a difficult opening ODI at Southampton on Thursday and while they did well to recover from 28/5 when batting first to get to 172, that was never going to be enough against this England team on a track that was relatively good for batsmen.
  • The big positive to come out of that game was the unbeaten half century for debutant Cutis Campher who helped his side post a respectable total but they will be demanding much more from the top order who played some poor shots against David Willey especially.
  • Their bowling attack was hampered by the injury to Barry McCarthy who sustained a knee problem and will miss out here so that will mean at least one enforced change and they could make a couple more to change things around.

THE PREDICTION

The gulf in quality between these two teams was clear for all to see and it could have ultimately been a much wider margin had England really stamped their authority on the game. Much depends on who bats first and how comfortable this almost-certain victory will be and England will be keen to do so and rack up some big runs. While Jason Roy did not post a big score in that first game, he smashed five fours in a swift innings and he is capable of getting in the runs here. Expect him to top score and yet another handsome England win is on the cards.

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