England vs Ireland ODI series 2020 – 1st ODI

Engand Vs Ireland ODI series 2020

England vs Ireland ODI series 2020 – 1st ODI

1st ODI:

First ODI of the series of three ODI matches between England and Ireland is going to be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton on July 30th 2020.

Ireland Tour of England History:

This is going to be just the second bilateral series between the teams, which contains more than one ODI and first time when the teams are going to play three longer limited over formats. The teams played 6 other times, but there was just one ODI. Of course, England has the upper hand, as the team won all the times but once, though it was neither bilateral series nor “only ODI” between the teams, one of the famous victories of the world cup 2011.

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When touring England with the Ireland team though once only, the host won the series by two-nil.

The teams completed 10 meetings in long limited over format. The host won 8 times, whereas the opponent won just once with one without any result.

On the soil of England, the teams faced each other just twice, only. out of them, the English team receives neither any lost nor any completion with any result, but victory.

Victory brings points:

The series is the comparison between the first rank (England) and eleventh rank (Ireland) team. The host is 78 points ahead of the visitors.

The host could increase the point for the team through all three wins only, and stay on the same point in case of not a single defeat in the series. In case of defeating the series, the host will lose the points. In any result of the series, the team will stay in the same position.

The visiting team could lose one point in case of all three defeats, and gain points in case of a single win, but series win could help the team to jump to tenth position.

If the first ODI result will go in favor of the home side, the home side will stay as it is, and the same for visitors, too. But, in case of a reverse result, the home side will lose two points and the visitors will earn five points, but the position for both will remain the same.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Southampton shows the weather would be pretty clear throughout the match. No rain would be expected, as the precipitation percentage would be zero. The temperature would be normal and in the twenties. The wind would be between 10km/h to 15km/h.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 15 times out of 28, but the selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just 5 times after selecting the fielding first, and lost 8 times with 2 games without any result. On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won the matches only 6 times and lost 7 times.

Overall, 11 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 15 times.

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 6 times out of 18 times, and the teams won 4 times and lost just twice. 

The first batting team won the matches 14 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 12 times.

The lowest defended total was 224, and it happened in the recent match. And the highest successful chase was 306 (target was 303) runs at the venue in 2015. 

The first inning lowest total was 65 (completed inning), though by associate country (USA against Australia) in 2004, and the highest total was 373 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 131 (completed innings), though in 2004, whereas highest was 361 runs, but still in losing cause.

The batting average of the first innings is 37.33 and 32.86 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. In fact the visitors visit the place for the first time.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 11 matches out of 18 encounters and lost only 7 times.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:


The home side would go with the pacers on the batting friendly pitch.

England Eleven: J. Roy, J. Bairstow, J. Denly, J. Vince, E. Morgan, M. Ali, D. Willey, T. Curran, A. Rashid, R. Topley, S. Mahmood  


The visitors would like to go with pacers with spinners combination.

Ireland Eleven: P. Stirling, G. Delany, W. Porterfield, A. Balbirnie, H. Tector, S. Singh, K. O’Brien, L. Tucker, A. McCarthy, B. Rankin, C. Young

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