World champions England are back in action as they face Ireland in the second ODI at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday. The first game saw England beat Ireland by six wickets, courtesy David Willey's heroics special with the ball.
Given the glaring difference in quality among both rosters, England is expected to make quick work of their opponents, although the Irish did show glimpses of what they are capable of in the first game.
Despite Barry McCarthy and Mark Adair's injuries, Ireland have a well-balanced squad in their ranks with much expected of youngsters Curtis Campher and Harry Tector.
With the likes of Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien, Ireland pose a genuine threat as they eye an improbable win in Southampton. Given Ireland's knack of pulling off upsets, we should be in for a thrilling contest on Saturday.
Squads to choose from
Eoin Morgan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, James Vince, Joe Denly, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Tom Banton and Reece Topley
Andrew Balbirnie (C), William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Kevin O'Brien, Simi Singh, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy and Craig Young.
Predicted Playing XIs
Roy, Bairstow (WK), Vince, Morgan (C), Billings, Banton, Ali, Rashid, Willey, Mahmood and Curran
Stirling, Delany, Balbirnie (C), Tector, Tucker(WK), O'Brien, Campher, McBrine, Young, Rankin and Simi Singh
Match: England vs Ireland, 2nd ODI
Date: 1st August 2020, 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Rose Bowl, Southampton
Despite there being a decent amount of swing and spin on offer, the pitch is a good one to bat on. However, the forecast isn't too good with rain expected to play spoilsport.
Nevertheless, one can expect another competitive game with both sides looking to bowl first and make good use of the overcast conditions at the Ageas Bowl.
ENG vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Jason Roy, Kevin O'Brien, Andy Balbirnie, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Curtis Campher, Adil Rashid, David Willey and Craig Young
Captain: Jonny Bairstow, Vice-Captain: Adil Rashid
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Jason Roy, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Andy McBrine, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood and Craig Young
Captain: Jonny Bairstow, Vice-Captain: Tom CurranPublished 31 Jul 2020, 20:51 IST