Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- Ireland v England only ODI
As Ireland try to to pose questions in front of England in the only ODI to be played between the two teams, the aim would be to shake off the rust and get a feel of international cricket after a gap.
While England would look at this match as an opportunity to get ready for the ODI series against Pakistan, Ireland will get a great chance of testing their World Cup preparation by taking on a world-class unit. The match will be played in Ireland's capital Dublin.
William Porterfield and Paul Stirling are expected to open the batting for the side followed by Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson and Kevin O'Brien. George Dockrell, Stuart Thompson, Tim Murtagh and Boyd Rankin would be the bowling options for the home side.
The two players who would be in focus for England would be James Vince and Jofra Archer. After Alex Hales has been removed from England's 15-member World Cup squad, James Vince has an opportunity to nail that spot by dishing out some consistent performances. Smilarly, Jofra Archer will almost guarantee himself a place in England's World Cup side if he can show the same level of penetrating power as he has in T20 leagues across the globe.
Eoin Morgan and Joe Root will remain the batting mainstays for England, who will surely start as favourites.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Ireland- William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Stuart Thompson, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin
England- James Vince, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly, Ben Foakes (wk), David Willey, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – William Porterfield (Ireland), Joe Root (England)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Boyd Rankin (Ireland), Jofra Archer (England)
Most Fours – William Porterfield (Ireland), Joe Root (England)
Team Scores Batting first – Ireland 200+, England 300+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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