ENG vs IRE Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Sep 23, 2023
The first one-day international between Ireland and England was to be played at the Headingley a couple of days ago. However, this game had to be called off without a ball being bowled due to rain. The all-new look English team will be hoping for better conditions to test their skills in the second game of the series to be played tomorrow, in Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England. Although the English have a relatively inexperienced team, they will begin as clear favorites for this game. We have plenty of young talent on show here that might turn out to be too hot a handle for the Irish side. In this article, we will take a peek at the weather report, betting tips, pitch report, and match prediction.
England vs Ireland Head-To-Head
England and Ireland have played 13 one-day internationals so far against each other. England has managed to win 10 of these games while Ireland has succeeded in winning two. Two of the matches between these two sides ended in no result. The first game between these two countries was played in 2007 and the English team has a winning percentage of 76.92% while Ireland has a winning percentage of 15.39%. These two teams played against each other last in 2020.
England vs Ireland Live Streaming and Broadcast
This 2nd one-day international between Ireland and England can be watched live in India on Star Sports Network. The live streaming of this game will be available on the FanCode website and app.
ENG vs IRE Team Previews
The English team management has decided to rest some of their regular players for this series. This new-look England team will be led by Zak Crawley. The line-up has three players in it who have never played international cricket thus far. The skipper Crawley himself has played just 3 one day international games so far and has scored 97 runs in them with an average of 48.50 and a strike rate of 114. The series will be a terrific opportunity for the skipper to put forward a claim as one of the regular one-day international batters for England.
One of the players to watch out for is the uncapped Sam Hain during the series. This middle-order batter holds one of the best averages of 57.96 in the List A cricket. Over the years he has gradually diversified his batting style thereby evolving into a versatile batsman. He has a great way of handling the quick bowlers and can also handle the spinners tactfully. Another thing worth noting is the promise shown by Phil Salt. From the 14 one-day international games he has played, he has made substantial contributions of 460 runs with an average of 38.33.
Phil Salt has also scored runs with an impressive strike rate of 125. Joe Root was added to the England team for the first one-day international. He is unlikely to remain in the team for the second game. It is expected that he will be excluded from international duty and allowed to take rest instead. There are several new faces to be seen in the Bowling department as well such as George Scrimshaw, and Brydon Carse together with the usual international bowlers such as Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, and Like Wood. The spin bowling department is in the hands of Rehan Ahmed.
England Playing 11
Philip Salt, Will Jacks, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Jamie Smith, Brydon Carse, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Matthew Potts, George Scrimshaw.
The team fielded by the Ireland team management for the series against England appears to be strong. The team is being led by Paul Stirling. Stirling has been doing well in recent games having scored 346 runs from his last 10 international games. The responsibility of opening this team will be in the hands of the skipper and Andrew Balbirnie the former skipper. Balbirnie has played in 13 one-day matches this year alone scoring 363 runs in them with an average of 36.39 and with a mediocre strike rate of 73.33.
The number three position in the batting order will be taken up by Curtis Campher for the series. He has been a key component of the Irish middle order for some time now. He is likely to contribute some useful totals in this series as well. Another crucial batter in the Irish line-up is Harry Tector. The middle-order batsman has been one of the more consistent batters for Ireland. He has consistently scored runs in the recent past and has an average of almost 49 from his last 10 outings for Ireland.
The bowling attack for Ireland will be in the hands of Josh Little and Mark Adair. The conditions at the venue in Nottingham will be suitable for these bowlers who are skillful operators with the new ball. Mark Adair has picked up 20 scalps from his last 10 games for Ireland with a good strike rate of 24.4. He might emerge as the standout bowler for the series. It is interesting to note that although Ireland has a poor record against England in ODIs they did win the last game played between the two sides way back in 2020.
Ireland Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little.
ENG vs IRE Toss Prediction
A whopping 49 one-day international matches have been played at the venue of Trent Bridge. 25 of them have been won by the teams chasing a target. So, the toss is unlikely to be a major deciding factor for the sides. If the weather remains cloudy at the beginning of the game it might help the fast bowlers. This might lead the skipper to choose to field first at the venue.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The surface on offer at the venue of Trent Bridge is conventionally a hard and flat wicket. It offers consistent pace and bounce for the batters. However, some moisture and overcast conditions in the morning may provide help to the fast bowlers. The speeders that can swing the ball are likely to pose a threat to the batters. But it is expected that the wicket will flatten out as the day wears on. Most spinners are unlikely to find the turn on the track. They are likely to get hammered all over the place if they err in line and length.
The average score at the venue while batting first is 250 runs. The largest score attained at the ground is a massive 481 for 5 by England against Australia way back in 2018. This was a record for the highest score in one-day internationals till England once again broke it against the Dutch national team. We have seen 400-plus scores achieved at the Trent Bridge venue twice so far. All these figures point to a batting paradise. Any team batting first is likely to look for a target over 300 runs to feel safe here. It is expected that we will get cloudy conditions during the game.
ENG vs IRE Betting Tips
Ireland's team has done a fair job against England despite being a new side to international cricket. They did manage to record a victory against England in the T20 World Cup played last year in Melbourne. They also won the last ODI played between these two countries. They chased a big total of 329 runs at the venue of The Ageas Bowl to record an unlikely win. The pioneers of this win were Paul Stirling and Andre Balbirnie who are again a part of the current side. Although visitors will fancy their chances against this inexperienced team, the young English team appears to be quite strong in both batting and bowling departments. We expect England to win the game and take an early lead in the series.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Ben Duckett has been one of the more dependable batmen for his team in recent fixtures. You can bet on Duckett to score over 36 runs in the game for England.
Andy Balbirnie is a reliable Irish batter and was in charge of the captaincy as well. He is not the skipper anymore but you can bet on Balbirnie to score over 21 runs in this encounter.
Paul Stirling will be keen to prove his metal in this game as the new skipper of Ireland. You can bet on him to score a half-century in this match.