ENG vs IRE Today Match Prediction for T20 World Cup 2022 – Who Will Win England vs Ireland?

Updated on: Oct 25, 2022 11:58 am IST

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    ENG vs IRE Today Match Prediction: England will take on Ireland in match 20 of the ICC T20 World Cup at MCG on Wednesday. The English side has a long history of facing upset from their neighbours in ICC events and will be keen to put an end to that tradition this time around.

    Jos Buttler-led side defeated Afghanistan in the first match whereas Ireland lost their first to Sri Lanka. They bowled pretty well and were quite successful in restricting the Afghan run flow. But their batsmen struggled to finish the innings on time and delayed the win, thereby docking them of valuable NRR points. They will be keen to not make the same mistake again against Ireland. Irish on the other hand will be taking inspiration from their seniors who once defeated England in a World Cup. Let’s see if Ireland is capable of causing an upset yet again.

    ENG vs IRE Match Details

    Fixture Name: England vs Ireland, 20th Match, Super 12 Group 1
    Competition: T20 World Cup 2022
    Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
    Date and Time: October 26, 09:30 AM IST
    Telecast & Live Streaming: Star Sports Network

    ENG vs IRE Pitch Report

    The surface in MCG is a balanced pitch. Teams are most likely to opt to chase at this venue after winning the toss.147 is the average score at this venue with the average first innings score is around 146. So, anything above the 160-165 run mark could prove to be a winning total at this venue.

    RECENT FORM

    England- W NR W W W
    Ireland- L W W L W

    ENG vs IRE Probable Playing XIs

    ENGLAND:

    Jos Buttler (c&wk), Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

    IRELAND:

    Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie(c), Lorcan Tucker(wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little

    ENG vs IRE Probable Top Performers

    Probable Best Batter

    Jos Buttler

    The English captain is the most versatile batter in the English lineup. He is a T20 great and has the ability to shift gears when needed. Irish bowling will be bread and butter for Buttler who enjoys the ball coming onto the bat.

    Jos Buttler Stats in T20Is

    Matches Runs Average Strike Rate Recent Form
    95 2330 33.02 143.87 18(18), 65(41), 17(13), 68(32), 14(10)

    Probable Best Bowler

    MARK WOOD

    The express pacer was breathing fire against Afghanistan. In that match, he secured the record for the fastest spell ever in a T20 innings and his average speed in that match was 149kph. All balls of his 4 overs were above 140kph. His brute pace and subtle variations may prove to be too difficult for the inexperienced Irish batters.

    MARK WOOD Stats in T20Is

    Matches Wickets Average Economy Recent Form
    22 35 20.11 8.22 2/23, 3/34, 3/20, 3/24

    ENG vs IRE Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between ENGLAND AND IRELAND

    • On the batting front, England has a far more experienced and versatile batting order than Ireland.
    • All the English batters have the capability to play according to the situation, whereas Irish batting which is packed with power hitters is quite volatile. They can win you matches on their day, and on the other days, they could tumble like a pack of cards.
    • In Wood, Curran and Woakes England have a better pace attack than Ireland.
    • The last time these two sides faced off against each other in a T20I match, the match got abandoned.

    ENG vs IRE in T20Is

    Matches Played ENG Won IRE Won
    1 0 0

    Today’s Match Prediction: ENGLAND to win the match

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