England vs Ireland 2020: ODI Series Preview

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England and Ireland will meet for a three-game ODI series in Southampton that also marks the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

The inaugural competition forms the basis of qualifying for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

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England vs Ireland 2020 – ODI Schedule

The teams will play three ODI matches in the space of six days. All matches will be held at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The last time England were in ODI action they clinched a two-wicket win in South Africa to level that particular series. However, the return to home soil for the first time since lifting the World Cup last summer.

Ireland lost their last ODI series against West Indies but put Zimbabwe to the sword before that.

1st ODI: Thursday 30th July 2020

Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Start Time: 18:30 (IST), 14:00 (GMT)

2nd ODI: Saturday 1st August 2020

Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Start Time: 18:30 (IST), 14:00 (GMT)

3rd ODI: Tuesday 4th August 2020

Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Start Time: 18:30 (IST), 14:00 (GMT)

England vs Ireland 2020 – ODI Squads

England have recalled left-arm seamers David Willey and Reece Topley. Matt Parkinson had been in contention but now misses this series due to an ankle injury.

Key men Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, new vice-captain Moeen Ali and Tom Banton are all included, as is Joe Denly after he left the Test squad to be involved.

England will have to make do without Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Mark Wood due to their presence in the Test team and preparations towards the upcoming series with Pakistan.

Mark Adair misses out for Ireland after failing to fully recover from ankle surgery.

However, all-rounder Curtis Campher, 21, and batsman Harry Taylor, 20, are ready to make their debuts after making the cut. There is no place for left-arm spinner George Dockrell and batsman Gary Wilson, who have to be content with a place among the reserves.

England vs Ireland – Squads

England Ireland
Eoin Morgan (C) Andrew Balbirnie (C)
Moeen Ali Curtis Campher
Jonny Bairstow Gareth Delany
Tom Banton Josh Little
Sam Billings Andrew McBrine
Tom Curran Barry McCarthy
Liam Dawson Kevin O’Brien
Joe Denly William Porterfield
Saqib Mahmood Boyd Rankin
Adil Rashid Simi Singh
Jason Roy Paul Stirling
 Reece Topley Harry Tector
James Vince Lorcan Tucker
David Willey Craig Young


England Reserves: Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone.

Ireland Reserves: Mark Adair, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, JJ Garth, Tyrone Kane, James McCollum, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson

England vs Ireland 2020 – ODI Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions

England are big favourites to secure an overall series win. They are priced at 1.03 (1/33) with bet365 to come out on top following three quick-fire matches at the Ageas Bowl. Ireland can be backed at 11.00 (10/1) to win the three-match series.

For those who fancy an England series whitewash, 3-0 can be backed at 1.50 (1/2) with bet365. Think Ireland can pick up one win? 2-1 to England is available at 3.00 (2/1).

It’s hard to consider anything other than an England win for this series. With the weather looking favourable, 3-0 at 1.50 (1/2) looks the bet to be interested in.

Don’t forget, we will also have separate match preview pieces available for each of the three ODI games that make up this series. These will include our best bets and free cricket predictions.


England vs Ireland 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions

When does the England vs Ireland series start?

The first ODI starts on Thursday 30th July at 18:30 IST (14:00 GMT).

How many matches are in the series?

There are three ODIs in this series. All will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Which team are the favourites to win the series?

England are short-priced favourites to win the series. They are as short as 1.03 (1/33) with be365 to come out on top.

Where can I get free tips on England vs Ireland?

We will produce match preview pieces for the three games that make up this series. They will include all the latest odds and free expert tips.

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