England vs Ireland – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is England vs Ireland taking place? Tuesday 4th 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 4 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND

  • England sealed the series on Saturday as they beat Ireland by four wickets and 105 balls to spare but it was not always comfortable as they were reduced to 137/6 at one stage chasing the tourists 212/9.
  • It was ultimately England’s excellent depth in batting that guided them to victory but there are still a few batsmen like Jason Roy that will be desperate to get some runs as will Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali after their failures last time out.
  • There is a good chance that Liam Livingston will be handed a rare chance to impress while Tom Curran is also tipped to come back into the side for the injured Reece Topley but otherwise they will likely go unchanged as they search for the whitewash.

IRELAND

  • Ireland will take more positives from their latest defeat as they had England on the rocks to a degree thanks Josh Little taking three wickets to leave the hosts on 137/6 but they could not break the Billings and Willey partnership that led England to victory.
  • Curtis Campher hit a second consecutive half century and he looks to be a real find for the Irish and he also contributed with the ball taking two wickets but they will need more of their batsmen at the top of the order especially to try compile a substantial innings to support them further.
  • They may consider one or two changes to the side to freshen up the line-up with left-arm spinner George Dockrell a candidate to come into the side but otherwise they will be demanding more from their experienced group including Stirling, Delany, Balbirnie and O’Brien.

THE PREDICTION

England could afford a few slip ups on Saturday yet still canter to a convincing victory so they will surely seal the whitewash here. Ireland have some bright spots from the opening two matches but they are still incredibly raw and their experienced players have yet to really find any form. This match will be played on a different strip so it will be interesting to see how it plays but Ireland’s top order simply have to produce more. The pressure is on Paul Stirling to get some runs but too many of them are just out of form. David Willey is proving to be a thorn in their side and he will take more wickets opening the bowling for England so consider him to build on his seven wickets from the opening two ODIs and England to get another comfortable win.

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