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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Ireland Tour of England 2023 - 1st ODI Match- 20 September 2023

England's Dawid Malan
England's Dawid Malan

Here are the Fantasy Cricket Predictions and Betting Tips for the 1st ODI match of the Ireland Tour of England, which will be played on 20th of September at the Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds. 

 Top Tournament Stats - Ireland tour of England ODI Series

Top Batter (Runs Scored)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken)

Most Sixes


 1st ODI- England vs Ireland (Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds)

Current ODI Form England:

England have recently emerged victorious in a 4 match ODI series against New Zealand by 3-1. After losing the first match, England bounced back authoritatively and trumped New Zealand in the last 3 games.

Most of the players who had been silent in terms of run scoring have come good in the New Zealand series like Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone. David Willey and Reece Topley have also shown great character with the ball and they form a brilliant duo with the new ball.

England will however be playing their second string squad for the ODI's against Ireland. They have named Zak Crawley as skipper, while Harry Brook, Will Jacks and Ben Duckett will constitute the batting top order. Rehan Ahmed and Craig Overton will have a great chance to showcase their skills with the ball.

Players to look out for:

1. Rehan Ahmed
- After a prolific showing in The Hundred Men's, Rehan Ahmed will be looking forward to the opportunity presented to him before the Ireland series. He should finish the series with a couple of wickets to his name, given the form he is in.

2. Harry Brook - He has another chance to prove his significance in the England's World Cup squad, after an ordinary performance against New Zealand in the ODI series.

Current Form Ireland:

Ireland have been in an ordinary form lately. They were defeated in a 3 match T20I series against India by 2-0 recently. They performed well in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Europe Qualifiers though, where they won all 4 games.

In the ODI format, Ireland are performing well. In the ICC Men's World Cup Qualifiers, they lost against Sri Lanka and Netherlands but won all the rest of the games in the competition.

Paul Stirling is the skipper for the 3 match ODI series against England. Ireland are fielding a full strength squad and they can be a dangerous side when 2-3 of their players click on a single day.

Players to look out for:

1. Paul Stirling
- His record against England in ODI's has always been good. Stirling has plenty of experience playing on English pitches in the T20 Blast matches. If he gets going, English bowlers will find it hard to contain Ireland.

2. Barry McCarthy - He has been performing quite consistently in the last one year or so. Barry McCarthy can provide early breakthroughs for his team. He will spearhead the Irish bowling attack against England in the upcoming matches.

 England vs IrelandLet’s have a look at the squads:


Paul Stirling (capt), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Neil Rock, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Theo van Woerkom, Craig Young


Zak Crawley (captain), Rehan Ahmed, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Will Jack, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Phil Salt, George Scrimshaw, Jamie Smith, Luke Wood.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss?
– England

Who will win?-  England

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Harry Brook (England), Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Craig Overton (England), Barry McCarthy (Ireland)

Most Sixes – Harry Brook (England), Paul Stirling (Ireland)

Player of the Match- Harry Brook (England)

Team Scores Batting first – England 280+, Ireland 265+

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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