England v Eire
Saturday 1 August 14:00
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England did not win within the model of 1/9 photographs within the first ODI on the Ageas Bowl on Thursday. However there was by no means any doubt that they would not get better from 79 for 4 to chase a meagre 173.
David Willey, with 5 wickets, had just about ended hopes of a contest. When he lowered the Irish to 28 for 5 the sport resembled a quarantine tea break as an alternative of a 100-over battle.
Willey, heartbroken at lacking out on the World Cup squad final yr, dovetailed effectively with Saqib Mahmood who extracted first rate tempo and bounce.
With the bat, England appeared rusty as you’ll count on. Their model is attacking recklessness and this does not swimsuit lengthy lay-offs. James Vince appeared one million bucks for 25. Then bought out. Some issues by no means change. Sam Billing’s unbeaten 67 provides him an opportunity to nail down a daily spot.
Possible XI Roy, Bairstow, Vince, Banton, Billings, Morgan, Ali, T Curran, Rashid, Willey, Mahmood
Eire had been indebted to debutant Curtis Campher who hit an unbeaten half-century on debut and a fast 40 from Andy McBrine. With out these contributions they might have been humiliated.
Issues had gone awry from the primary over with Paul Stirling’s awkward clip to midwicket. And when their greatest two batsmen had been again within the hutch after Andrew Balbirnie’s feather behind 150 appeared past them.
Though they claimed 4 England wickets they by no means managed a squeeze of any type. Boyd Rankin should absolutely come into bolster the ranks after BJ McCarthy’s harm. Josh Little is an alternative choice. Mark Adair has already been dominated out.
Doable XI P Stirling, G Delaney, A Balbirnie, H Tector, Okay O’Brien, L Tucker, C Campher, S Singh, A McBrine, C Younger, B Rankin
Pitch may get sticky
We count on the Ageas Bowl pitch to get slower as this three-game sequence progresses. They’re utilizing the identical strip for every recreation. That slightly dents confidence that England can be able to approaching one thing within the area of 400.
Beforehand the floor had a fame for runs. Earlier than the World Cup, 300 had been breached 5 instances in eight. It was a unique story within the match, although – one staff busted 250 in 4 matches. The common rating was 231. The runs per over common was 4.7, down from 5.three in all matches.
Though Eire batted poorly, it appeared just like the World Cup wicket slightly than the one which preceded it.
England are shorter than they had been for the primary match and that may be no shock contemplating how disappointing Eire had been with the bat. They’re no higher than [1.08] at current.
Can we make a case for a commerce on the Irish, then? Presumably though it comes with the caveat that you could have to just accept that you simply by no means really get the possibility to commerce it.
Eire’s alternative for traction is prone to come from the pitch. If it will get slower and tackier they may use spin to squeeze England in a chase. This has been England’s Achilles’ heel. McBrine and Simi Singh should bowl a lot better whereas Gareth Delany will want extra overs. To not point out an additional 100 runs on the board.
England for 400?
There are few Betfair Sportsbook specials which assist to liven up one other uncompetitive affair. The primary worth that leaps from the coupon is the 10/11 that England win, hit probably the most sixes, have the best opening partnership and highest first 15 over rating.
One other is the even cash that Eire rating 199 runs or much less. The 8/1 that England bust 400 or extra can be in style though we’re unsure the pitch helps. England will, in fact, should bat first, too.
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