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England vs Ireland, free match prediction 04 Aug 2020

04 Aug 2020 | 18:30 | The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
328/10 in 49.5 6.58
329/3 in 49.5 6.60 winner

England Vs Ireland betting odds

ENG

1.03

IRE

9

Toss Winner - Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Ireland beat England by 7 wickets

Ireland’s search for a face saving win in the last game

  • Ireland’s top order has failed in both the games and they have lost five wickets for 28 and 74 runs respectively
  • England has won the last seven games at The Rose Bowl, Southampton and haven’t lost a game here since 2015
  • Ireland have defeated England only once in the 11 games that the side have played in this format

England to win and a 100 to be scored in the match!

  • Tournament: Ireland Tour of England 2020
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
  • Toss: To Bowl

Match Preview

There haven’t been any surprises so far in this three-match series. England has dominated completely winning both the games comfortably. They have been brilliant both with the bat and the ball and the Irish side has been found wanting in all aspects of the game. The visitors have underperformed especially with their batting especially the top order leaving much to be desired for. 
As the dominant English side goes into the last game they will look to continue with the good form and whitewash their opponents. Ireland on the other hand would be looking to make a strong comeback in this game and head home with a consolation win. They have not played to their potential so far and have been overwhelmed by their stronger opponents. It remains to be seen if they are able to pull out of their most historic wins in the last game of the series. 

Teams Preview

England Preview

Eoin Morgan won’t have much to complain about as his side has dominated the opponents in both the games so far. There have been some hiccups with the bat but the skipper would take it as they prepare for a long summer ahead. Having already won the series the skipper would be looking to make it 3-0 in the next game.

Jason Roy has missed out in both the games and shall look to make this opportunity count.  Jonny Bairstow was brilliant with 41-ball 82 in the last game and the pair would look to provide an electrifying start in this game. Tom Banton and James Vince have failed to convert their starts while Sam Billings is rising in confidence with his form at the moment. Having Morgan and Moeen Ali down the order adds to England’s batting strength ahead of this game.

Bowlers again did the job for England in the last game with David Willey and Reece Topley troubling the Irish side with the new ball. The side will expect a repeat of the same show in the next game. Adil Rashid has troubled the opponents along with Moeen Ali and they are likely to maintain the same threat level in the next game.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), James Vince, Tom Banton, Moeen Ali, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Sam Billings, David Willey, Reece Topley

England Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland Tour of England 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Bairstow 82 41 14 2 200
D Jonathan Willey 47 46 5 2 102.17
S Billings 46 61 6 0 75.41
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Rashid 10.0 0 34 3 3.4
D Jonathan Willey 10.0 1 48 2 4.8
S Mahmood 9.0 0 45 2 5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Rashid 10.0 0 34 3 3.4
D Jonathan Willey 10.0 1 48 2 4.8
S Mahmood 9.0 0 45 2 5

England Actual Playing XI:

Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Saqib Mahmood, Jason Roy, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Tom Curran, James Vince, Tom Banton, David Jonathan Willey

Ireland Preview

Andrew Balbirnie would be extremely upset with the form of his top order. In both the games so far the top order has failed to deliver leaving too much for the lower order. Having already lost the series the skipper would be looking for a consolation win in this game. They will need to play extraordinary cricket in this game to win it.

It is the top order that has let the side down in both the games. Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany and Balbirnie, their mainstay in batting have failed so far and the side will look for a good show from them. Harry Tector and Curtis Campher, the two youngsters in the side have done well so far. However, the side will be expecting a better show from Kevin O’Brien and Lorcan Tucker two of their best finishers who haven’t done fired in the series and they will need to score runs in this game.

The Irish bowling attack has looked toothless so far in the series and none of the bowlers has so far been able to trouble the English batsmen. They will need a good start with the new ball from Craig Young and Joshua Little in this game. Simi Singh, Andy McBrine and Campher will have to focus on bowling tighter lines with the depth and hitting abilities that the English side has. 

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Kevin O’Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Joshua Little

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of Ireland Tour of England 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Campher 68 87 8 0 78.16
H Tector 28 55 2 0 50.91
S Singh 25 33 3 0 75.76
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Little 9.0 3 50 3 5.56
C Campher 6.3 1 50 2 7.69
C Young 10.0 0 78 1 7.8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Little 9.0 3 50 3 5.56
C Campher 6.3 1 50 2 7.69
C Young 10.0 0 78 1 7.8

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Kevin O'Brien, Mark Adair, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, CA Young, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 12 0 mm. 2.2 k/h From: N 26%
03h 11 0 mm. 1.53 k/h From: NNW 9%
06h 12 0 mm. 1.05 k/h From: NW 35%
09h 17 0 mm. 2.76 k/h From: WSW 25%
12h 17 0 mm. 4.11 k/h From: SW 56%
15h 19 0 mm. 6.9 k/h From: SW 41%
18h 17 0 mm. 6.66 k/h From: SW 21%
21h 15 0 mm. 4.76 k/h From: SW 0%

Weather Conditions

August 4 would see slightly overcast conditions over Southampton. This is likely to offer good seam and swing to the bowlers. The track has been a good one to bat on for most parts of the game. Batsmen who have got their eyes in have done well and been able to play their strokes without much fear. The side batting first will have to eye a score of 280 runs or more to feel safe here.

Venue Details

A good wicket to bat on The Rose Bowl, Southampton has always favoured batsmen who have got their eyes set into the wicket. There is always some assistance for the fast bowlers on this surface in the initial overs as the hard ball does move around. Spinners have done well in this ground and have one of the best records in comparison to other English venues.

Toss: To Bowl

In both these games in the series, the side chasing has won. The pitch has got better as the game has progressed and there has been something for the bowlers initially on the surface. Thus both the captains would in all likelihood prefer to bowl first on the surface and aim at picking quick wickets.

Winning Prediction

The two games played so far have shown the stark contrast between the two sides in terms of their form and skills. World Champions England have been clinical in both the games so far while the Irish team has failed to apply itself and looked bad especially with their batting in the top order. Having won the series already England will start off as favorites in this game.

England to win and a 100 to be scored in the match!

Author: S. Bhatarjee