It took England just 20 overs to chase the target provided by the Irish team. Ireland were completely outshone by the England’s performance. Adil Rashid first five for left the Irish team clueless and they were bundled out for just 133 runs in 33 overs. The only positive thing which the Ireland team would take along with them is the bowling of Peter Chase who took all the three wickets which fell down for the English side. Second match is scheduled on Sunday at lord’s, Ireland will be playing their first ODI at lord’s and will be hoping for a rather fighting performance. Despite providing a decent opening stand, Ireland batsman looked harmless and were not able to even play their quota of 20 overs. England on the other hand were dominant in all aspects of game and they will be only slight concerned about Jason Roy form.
What: England vs Ireland, 2nd match ODI, 11:00 GMT.
Where: Lord’s, London.
What to expect: a pleasant climate for all cricket lover is expected and pitch will be a typical England pitch were batting first will be easier than chasing.
England: England were outstanding in their first match and won the match quite comfortably, they would not tinker much with the team. Ben Duckett could get a game ahead of Jason Roy unless same playing XI is expected to be retained.
Probable XI: Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy/Ben Duckett, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, David Willey
Ireland: They had their one of the worst days of cricket and would love to quickly forget things and perform better. There are not much of an option on the bench for Ireland and they will continue to play with same side apart from one or two slight changes.
Probable XI: William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Ed Joyce, Tim Murtagh, Peter Chase, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson.
Players in the Spotlight:
Joe Root: in the first match he played a not out knock of 49 runs and was looking at his best to score few more before his team won the match. All eyes will be on him to perform likewise in the second game and register a series win for England.
Peter Chase: the only Irish bowler who troubled English batsman in the last match and was the only bowler to get his name in the wicket column. If Irish are looking for some turn around, he will definitely need to provide some early breakthroughs.
Match prediction: England side is clearly looking to win the match as well as series unless a solid fightback from the Irish team.