The first match between England vs Ireland was played at Headingley; Leeds was abandoned without a single delivery being bowled. Both teams will shift their focus when they face in the second ODI match to be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 23rd September. England and Ireland’s toss did not happen as the heavy rains did not relent.
Kohler Cadmore has been named as a replacement for Joe Root in the remaining two matches. Apart from England’s one change, both teams might go with an unchanged squad. It promises to be a high-scoring venue with a lot of attacking mindset.
Details– England vs Ireland, 2nd ODI
Venue– Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Date and Time– 23rd September, 3.30 PM
A total of 52 ODI matches have been played at this venue. The team batting first has won on 21 occasions while the team batting second won 28 times. Trent Bridge, Nottingham is known to be a belter of pitch to bat on. It will be the first One-day international match since the 2019 World Cup. Since 2018, the team batting first crossed 340 marks thrice and made life tough for bowlers.
The average first innings total at this venue is 249. It offers some movement to the pacers and then it becomes a brilliant batting pitch. It promises to be another high-scoring affair as both teams have explosive hitters. The captain that wins the toss would likely field first to take early advantage of conditions and then chase down the target easily.
England (Eng) vs Ireland (Ire)- Predicted Playing XI
Zak Crawley (C), Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Cadmore, Phil Salt, Sam Hain, Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed, Brydon Carse, Luke Wood, Matthew Potts.
Paul Stirling (C), Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.
Fantasy Team Selection- Eng vs Ire
Team 1– Zak Crawley (C), Paul Stirling (VC), Will Jacks, Harry Tector, Phil Salt, Curtis Campher, Tom Hartley, Mark Adair, Brydon Carse, Joshua Little, Luke Wood.
Team 2– Ben Duckett, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Cadmore, Lorcan Tucker, Saim Hain, Geroge Dockrell, Rehan Ahmed, Andy McBrine, Brydon Carse (VC), Barry McCarthy, Matthew Potts.