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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Ireland 2nd ODI

England captain Eoin Morgan
England captain Eoin Morgan

The 2nd match of the 3-match ODI series between England and Ireland will be played at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The first ODI between England and Ireland was a bummer given that bigger things were expected of the visitors. The credit for a clinical England victory goes to David Willey who looked at his best with the ball coming out of his hand beautifully and shaping both ways.

Willey picked up his maiden ODI 5-wicket haul in the last game, 4 wickets of which came in his first 21 deliveries, which really did not give Ireland a chance to come back into the game. Willey will remain the biggest threat for the Ireland batsmen in the second ODI as well.

Ireland batsmen also did not look comfortable against the spin of Adil Rashid and he will be another big threat for the visitors.

The England batting will rely on openers Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy to get them off to a good start and at least one of them is expected to fire in this game. Liam Dawson, Reece Topley and the injured Joe Denly will be on the bench for England.

For Ireland, their top three batsmen Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany and Andrew Balbirnie will shoulder the responsibility of putting runs on the board. In the absence of Mark Adair and the injury to Barry McCarthy, Craig Young will be a vital bowler for Ireland.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

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

Ireland - Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - England

Who will win? – England

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Eoin Morgan (England), Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – David Willey (England), Craig Young (Ireland)

Most Sixes – Tom Banton (England), Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Man of the Match –  Eoin Morgan

Team Scores Batting first – England 360+, Ireland 280+

 Match Handicap England 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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