ENG vs IRE Dream11 Prediction: After the disappointment of the first ODI, Ireland will be looking to post a competitive outing against current world champions England. Ireland looked rusty in the first match after a long break from international cricket. In the first hour of play, Irish batsmen were hopeless against the swing of David Willey and gifted the match very early. Only debutant Curtis Campher looked impressive with an unbeaten 59 when he accumulated a partnership with Andy McBrine to resist the flow of wickets. Ireland would want more contributions from their top order if they have any chances of beating England today in dream 11 fantasy cricket.
On the other end, the depth of white ball talent in English cricket is looking scary at the moment. Even after missing several first XI players from the squad, they are looking like a superior unit comfortably. David Willey made a strong comeback after the disappointment of last year’s world cup omission. In batting, Sam Billings has started the season well with his 67 in the first game. Only slight concern for them might be the form of James Vince mainly because of his inability to convert the starts into solid contributions.
Pitch and Conditions
As we all know, this English summer is being played in a bio-secure environment due to COVID-19 pandemic. Only two venues are available for the whole season and this series will be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The same pitch, which was used during the first ODI, will be on the job again. It didn’t look flat particularly and it will be more tired this time around naturally. So, the role of spinners on both sides will remain crucial to decide the outcome of the match.
ENG vs IRE 2nd ODI, 06:30 PM IST, 1st August 2020, The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Livingstone, Reece Topley, Moeen Ali, Saqib Mahmood, James Vince, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton
England Team News
Back injury has ended Joe Denly’s series after the first match. Liam Livingstone has been called upon from the reserves.
Looking like, England will stick to the same XI that took part in the first game of the series. There are some talks about Reece Topley making a comeback to England setup in the place of Tom Curran.
James Vince will get his opportunities in this series but it is almost time that he starts contributing more than just a couple of flashy drives. Tom Banton at number four is an unknown territory for him but he has all the talent in the world to succeed. Bowling lineup has looked settled in both-spin and pace departments for the home side.
ENG Playing 11 (Probable)
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
Eoin Morgan (capt)
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Craig Young, William Porterfield, Simi Singh, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Kevin O'Brien, Peter Chase, George Dockrell
Ireland Team News
Barry McCarthy has been ruled out of the series after bowling just 5 balls in the first ODI. His likely replacement in playing XI, Boyd Rankin is also on his way home after a flare-up of an old back injury. Peter Chase and George Dockrell have been added to the squad.
There will be certainly one change at least in the playing XI for Ireland with an injury to Barry McCarthy. Josh Little is expected to play after his memorable debut against the same opposition last year.
Ireland will be looking to give one more opportunity to their top-order after their failure in the first game. Senior members like Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie need to take the responsibility to sail Ireland through.
IRE Playing 11 (Probable)
Andy Balbirnie (capt)
Lorcan Tucker (wk)
ENG vs IRE Dream 11 Prediction Today Cricket Match
WK: Jonny Bairstow Batsmen: Jason Roy, James Vince, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie All-rounders: Tom Curran, G Delany Bowlers: Adil Rashid, David Willey, Saqib Mahmood, C Young
Captain Picks for Small League
Jonny Bairstow got out early in the first encounter between both the sides but he will be eager to prove his mettle after the test omission. He can be very brutal when he gets going and wicket-keeping skills are added bonus to any team. His last 5 scores are 111, 106, 34, 36 and 2.
David Willey will be high on confidence after his heroics in the first match. Ireland batsmen had a struggle against his left-arm swing bowling and he can be lethal again with the new Kookaburra. David Willey recorded his career-best figures of 5/30 in the last game.
For Grand Leagues
Sam Billings is back in the runs for England after his unbeaten 67 in the first game. He shared a crucial partnership with captain Eoin Morgan and he should be your pick going into the second encounter of the series. He also scored 54 runs for England Lions against Ireland in the lead-up to the series.
Moeen Ali can be given a chance to bat higher in the next match if England encounters similar target again. His batting skills are second to none in terms of taking the attack to the opposition. Adding to that, his spin bowling will be handy on the tired Hampshire pitch on Saturday. His last five scores are 19, 31*, 16, 6 and 17* in ODIs.
Paul Stirling has been quite familiar with the English team as he has played for Middlesex for a number of seasons now. After a failure in the first match, he will be critical to Irish plans and there are high chances that we get to see him at his attacking best come to the second ODI of the series. He is coming into the series with an innings of 54 against England Lions in the warm-up match.
Curtis Campher has a bright future for Ireland in international cricket. He displayed his class in both the departments on Thursday and he is set for another good one today looking at his form. This South African born all-rounder has been the most in-form player for Ireland after his 59 runs and one wicket performance.
Who will win Eng vs IRE Today Match Prediction?
Various websites across the globe are providing betting odds for the second match of the series. Clearly, odds from these websites are favouring England massively to conquer the Irish challenge again. An Ireland win will be a secondary result from the match. Hence, as per our Dream 11 prediction, England is clear favourites going into the second match of the series.