Ireland had been in Southampton for almost two weeks before the beginning of the ODI series. It seemed as if an athlete had prepared hard for the race but began to run towards the opposite side as soon as the whistle went off on D-day.
England overcame Ireland by six wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series between the sides at the Ageas Bowl, despite an excellent all-round performance from Curtis Campher on international debut.
“During the upcoming one-day international series, the Ireland Men’s team – on behalf of the entire Irish cricket family – want to acknowledge the hard work, dedication and selfless sacrifice that frontline workers have displayed throughout the pandemic.
The three-match one-day international series between Ireland Men and England Men represents the first-ever fixtures as part of the ICC World Cup Super League – the new qualification system for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
Cricket Ireland today named a 21-man expanded squad that will travel to Southampton for a training camp ahead of the three-match men’s World Cup Super League One Day International series against England starting later this month.