England vs Ireland ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

Engand Vs Ireland ODI series 2020

England vs Ireland ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

3rd ODI:

Third and last ODI of the series of three ODI matches between England and Ireland is going to be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton on August 4th 2020, the same venue of the previous encounter.

Ireland Tour of England History:


England vs Ireland ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

The teams completed 12 meetings in long limited over format. The host won 10 times, whereas the opponent won just once with one without any result.

On the soil of England, the teams faced each other just four times, 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 gain a point, and the reverse for visitors, as they will lose one point. But, in case of a reverse result, the home side will lose two points and the visitors will earn three points, but the position for both will remain the same.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Southampton shows the weather would be pretty sunny most of the time of the match. Rain would not be expected, as the precipitation percentage would be almost zero. 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 30, 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 8 times.

Overall, 12 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 16 times.

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 7 times out of 20 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 the same number of 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 35.69 and 33.21 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other just twice, 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 13 matches out of 20 encounters and lost only 7 times.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:


The home side prefers to give chances to those players, who rested in previous encounters. D. Willey might get rest as well A. Rashid.

England Eleven: J. Roy, J. Bairstow, J. Vince, E. Morgan, S. Billings, M. Ali,T. Banton, L. Dawson, T. Curran, R. Topley, S. Mahmood  


The visitors would like to go with a couple of changes. Team may include W. Porterfield for making the batting line-up stronger in place of S. Singh. If B. McCarthy will be fit then, he might include in the eleven. B. Rankin may also get a chance in place of C. Young

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

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