England vs Ireland ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

Engand Vs Ireland ODI series 2020

England vs Ireland ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

2nd ODI:

Second ODI of the series of three ODI matches between England and Ireland is going to be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton on August 1st 2020, the same venue of the previous encounter.

Ireland Tour of England History:

England vs Ireland ODI series 2020 – 1st ODI

The teams completed 11 meetings in long limited over format. The host won 9 times, whereas the opponent won just once with one without any result.

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

Victory brings points:

If the upcoming 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 four points, but the position for both will remain the same.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Southampton shows the weather would be pretty cloudy most of the time of the match. Rain could be expected, as the precipitation percentage would be around 35 to 40%. The temperature would be normal and around twenty. The wind would be around 20km/h.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 16 times out of 29, but the selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just 6 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, 12 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 15 times.

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 7 times out of 19 times, and the teams won 5 times and lost just twice. 

The first batting team won the matches 14 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 13 times.

The lowest defended total was 224, and it happened in 2019. 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 36.27 and 33.11 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other just once, recently,  at the venue. In which, Host received victory and the visitors needed to wait for their first victory at the venue.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 12 matches out of 19 encounters and lost only 7 times.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:


The home side prefers to go with unchanged eleven.

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


The visitors would like to go with a couple of changes, from which one is forced one. Team may include W. Porterfield for making the batting line-up stronger.

Ireland Eleven: P. Stirling, G. Delany, W. Porterfield / H. Tector, A. Balbirnie, S. Singh / G. Dockrell, K. O’Brien, L. Tucker, C. Campher, A. McBrine, C. Young, J. Little

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