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Toss Winner - Ireland won the toss and chose to bat first
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Tournament: Ireland Tour of England 2020 | Format: ODI | Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The 1st game of the three-match ODI series between England and Ireland followed the script with the hosts registering a comfortable 6-wicket victory in the game. It was England that dominated the game right from the start getting the opponents out for a below-par score on a good track and finished the game comfortably with the bat after suffering few early blows.
Going into the second game the Irish side has a big challenge on its hand. If everything worked according to the script for England it was quite the opposite for the Irish side. Their batsmen got out playing poor strokes. The side will have to put all that behind and approach the game with a fresh mind. It will be interesting to see if the players are able to challenge their stronger opponents in the next game.
Eoin Morgan would be happy with the kind of start his side got for the season in the first game. Apart from a few hiccups with the bat, it was a clinical win for the side. They were brilliant with the ball and never allowed their opponents to settle in the game. With a series win on hands, Morgan and his side would look to grab the opportunity with both hands in this game.
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow missed out in the last game and they would be looking to put up a good stand in this game. The pair has done well over the last two years. James Vince also looked good during his stay at the crease. With Tom Banton, Sam Billings and Eoin Morgan in the middle order the side have very strong batting. Billings and Morgan dominated the Irish attack in the last game. Moeen Ali and David Willey add depth to their batting.
It was a brilliant show from the English new-ball bowlers in the last game that set up a win for the side. David Willey stood out with his five-wicket haul and was well supported by Saqib Mahmood at the other end. Adil Rashid also troubled the Irish batsmen. Tom Curran and Moeen Ali add to the bowling options for the captain.
Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), James Vince, Tom Banton, Tom Curran, Moeen Ali, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Sam Billings, David Willey
Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jason Roy, R Topley, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, James Vince, Tom Banton, David Jonathan Willey, Saqib Mahmood
Andrew Balbirnie would be disappointed with the way his key players performed in the last game. They wasted an opportunity to put up a big score on a decent batting surface playing poor strokes. As the side now goes into the series decider, the skipper would want his boys to show some character in the next game.
Their top-order collapse cost them the past game with the side being reduced to 28/5 at one point. The side will hence need a good start from Paul Stirling and Gareth Delany. Balbirnie, Harry Tector and Kevin O’Brien will need to stabilize the middle order. The side will take heart from the performance of Curtis Campher and Andy McBrine in the last game. With Lorcan Tucker in the side, they have good depth in the batting but will need to apply themselves.
Keeping out Boyd Rankin seemed strange in the last game but he is likely to make a comeback with Barry McCarthy suffering an ankle injury. He will need to pick wickets with the new ball alongside Craig Young. McBrine, Campher and Simi Sign went for runs in the last game and they will have to bowl tighter spells given the kind of strength the English side has with the bat.
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Kevin O’Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Boyd Rankin, Curtis Campher, Andy McBrine, Craig Young
Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Kevin O'Brien, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Simi Singh, CA Young, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany
There would overcast conditions at Southampton on August 1 with chances of rains during the game. The pitch would be tricky to bat on in the initial overs of the game and batsmen will need to stick to the crease. Bowlers are likely to enjoy movement and carry with the new ball. The side that bats first should feel comfortable with a score of 300 odd runs on the board.
The Rose Bowl, Southampton is known for being a good batting surface as the ball comes on to the bat nicely. Fast bowlers also enjoy good assistance from the surface when the ball is hard and new. It has also been a good hunting venue for the spinners as the ball turns and grips the surface as the pitch wears out.
In the first game of the series at this venue we saw the pitch offering assistance to the bowlers initially and it became easier to bat on this surface as the game progressed. Keeping this in mind we expect the side winning the toss to decide to bowl first and apply pressure on the opposition.
There is a wide gap between the two sides in terms of skills and experience and this was evident in the first game. The Irish side failed to apply themselves and was overwhelmed by their opponents. They will have to gather steam going into this game and play extraordinary cricket to win it.
England, on the other hand, was clinical in the last game and they would be looking to stick to the basics. It is England’s game all the way if they don’t end up writing their own defeat with poor performance.
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