England cricket team is all set to take on Ireland in Match 20 of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Wednesday, October 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. They are coming on the back of a win against Afghanistan in their opening clash of the tournament. On the other hand, Ireland suffered a nine-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in their last game.
England’s pace attack looks promising after a brilliant performance against Afghanistan. They bowled Afghanistan out for 112 runs, with Sam Curran picking up a five-wicket haul. Jos Buttler and his team will expect the all-rounder to continue his good run. Meanwhile, England’s batters need to pull up their socks in the upcoming game.
Ireland on the other hand will hope that Paul Stirling will put up a batting show against England. They also need skipper Andrew Balbirnie to come to the party soon. All in all, we are in for an exciting contest at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 25, 2022
Details: ENG vs IRE, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Group A, Match 20
Date and Time: October 26, 2022, 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
The pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is expected to offer some bounce to the pacers, especially in the initial stages of the match. The spinner’s role will be limited, given the track record.
Predicted Playing XI
England (ENG): Jos Buttler (C), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Ireland (IRE): Andrew Balbirnie (C), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
ENG vs IRE – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Jos Buttler (C), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran (VC), Curtis Campher, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Joshua Little
Fantasy Team 2: Jos Buttler (VC), Lorcan Tucker, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Paul Stirling (C), Ben Stokes, Sam Curran (VC), Gareth Delany, Chris Woakes, Mark Adair, Joshua Little