England will face Ireland in the 1st One-day international match at Headingley, Leeds on 20th September 2023. Zak Crawley would lead the side in the absence of Jos Buttler in this series.
Joe Root has been added in the 1st One-day international to regain form ahead of World Cup 2023 while Harry Brook and Craig Overton will be rested for the series. England included youngsters like Sam Hain, Jamie Smith, and George Scrimshaw. England will be high on confidence as they registered a 3-1 series victory over New Zealand.
On the other hand, Ireland will look to give a tough fight to England’s side with the likes of Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker and others who have done well for Ireland cricket.
England has played a total of 13 One-day internationals against Ireland with the host winning 10 out of them, Ireland 2 while and 1 ended in a no-result. The England team would look to showcase their skills with youngsters getting a chance to feature.
Details– England vs Ireland, 1st ODI
Venue– Headingley, Leeds
Date and Time– 20th September, 5.00 PM IST
The pitch at Leeds supports both batters and bowlers. It will assist seam, swing, and movement initially before it becomes a good batting paradise. As the match goes it becomes good for batting and spinners to get help.
A total of 47 ODI matches have been played at this venue with the team batting first won a total of 18 times while the team chasing won on 26 occasions.
The average first innings total at this venue has been 227 while the average 2nd total is 211. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first and then chase down the target.
England (Eng) vs Ireland (Ire)- Predicted Playing XI
Zak Crawley (C), Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Will Jacks, Phil Salt (WK), Saim Hain, Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed, Brydon Carse, Luke Wood, Matthew Potts.
Paul Stirling (C), Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Aadir, Joshua Little, Craig Young.
Fantasy Team Selection- Eng vs Ire
Team 1– Zak Crawley (C), Paul Stirling (VC), Joe Root, Harry Tector, Saim Hain, Lorcan Tucker, Brydon Carse, Geroge Dockrell, Matthew Potts, Mark Adair, Joshua Little.
Team 2– Ben Duckett, Andrew Balbirnie (VC), Will Jacks, Curtis Campher, Phil Salt (C), Andy McBrine, Rehan Ahmed, Gareth Delany, Luke Wood, Craig Young, Matthew Potts.