England vs Ireland 1st ODI Match Prediction

  • Jul 30, 2020
  • 18:30 IST / 13:00 GMT
  • The Rose Bowl - Southampton, England
England ENG England
Ireland IRE Ireland

Betting Tips

  • World Cup winners England will bid to start the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League with a victory when they take on Ireland in the first of three ODIs in Southampton.
  • The series is the first in the inaugural competition - the rankings of which will determine the automatic qualifiers for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.
  • England's ODI squad does not feature some of their key World Cup stars - Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Chris Woakes are among those in the test squad instead.

Chance of Winning



Our Prediction

England are favorites to win

England vs Ireland, 1st ODI

England and Ireland meet in the first match of the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup League competition as their three-match ODI series in Southampton kicks off. The game, at the Ageas Bowl, takes place on July 30 and is scheduled to start at 14:00 local time.

World Cup winners England will be looking for more success on home soil, with Irishman Eoin Morgan leading the team again. There are some key players missing from their World Cup success though, with the test and ODI squads currently kept separate. Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes are all in the test squad and so will miss this series.

Ireland have made the short trip across the Irish Sea for their first competitive fixtures since the coronavirus pandemic was declared. The Irish have the bulk of their full-strength squad available, with Mark Adair the notable absentee despite featuring in the warm-up games.

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Toss Prediction

On a batting wicket, England could be keen to bat first in what should be excellent conditions.

Weather Report

They have picked a good day for the start of the series with sunny conditions forecast all day in Southampton and temperatures in the mid-20s.

Pitch Condition

As the high-scoring warm-up matches proved, the Ageas Bowl is a great batting wicket.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, laODI odds and match prediction for England vs Ireland, 1st ODI.

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

Eight members of England’s World Cup winning squad are available, including captain Eoin Morgan and wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. That does include the two players who did not feature last summer though, Tom Curran and Liam Dawson. Tom Banton looks set to play in an expansive top three, while left-arm pacemen Reece Topley and David Willey have earned international recalls too.

ENG Key Players

  • Eoin Morgan: With no Root or Stokes, the Irish-born England captain will be one of they key men. His ODI record speaks for itself – 13 centuries and 46 half-centuries in total.
  • Jonny Bairstow: His absence from the test squad means he can play an important role in this ODI team and prove a point with the bat at the top of the order.
  • Moeen Ali: Hit 85 in the first warm-up match and then claimed three wickets, reminding everybody of his all-round importance. He will also serve as vice-captain.

ENG Team Form

England have played just once since the World Cup win, achieved in dramatic fashion against New Zealand. They lost the first match of a three-game series against South Africa before rain in the second, but hit back to win the third with Joe Denly proving key with the bat in a nervy chase of 257 to win by two wickets.

England Predicted Playing 11

Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jason Roy, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Joe Denly, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood

Ireland Team News & Playing 11

IRE Team News

Ireland have opted not to select Mark Adair as he continues his recovery from injury, despite him playing in the warm-up matches. Two uncapped players, Curtis Campher and Harry Tector, are selected. Former captain Gary Wilson also misses out, so Lorcan Tucker will be behind the stumps.

IRE Key Players

  • Paul Stirling: The big-hitting opener hit 53 against the England Lions last time out and has eight hundreds and 24 half-centuries in ODI cricket.
  • Kevin O’Brien: Proved his form with 126* in one of the warm-up matches, his name will always be associated with this fixture after his World Cup heroics in 2011. 
  • Boyd Rankin: The giant paceman, and one-time England international, has 106 ODI wickets to his name and he remains a key part of the Irish pace attack aged 36.

IRE Team Form

Ireland’s most recent ODI series was against West Indies at the start of the year, but they lost all three matches to suffer a 3-0 whitewash – an exact reverse of their score against Zimbabwe in their series before that. They fell short with the bat in the West Indies, scoring 180, 237/9 and 203 in their three losses.

Ireland Predicted Playing 11

Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie (c), William Porterfield, Kevin O’Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin

England vs Ireland Team Form in Last Five Matches



ENG vs IRE Head to Head

England and Ireland have met in ten full ODIs, with England winning eight of them. The Irish win was their famous Kevin O’Brien-inspired World Cup victory back in 2011, but England have dominated since. Most recently, Tom Curran starred with bat and ball as he took 3-35 to dismiss Ireland for 198 before scoring 47* as England overcame a tricky start to win by four wickets – Ben Foakes hitting 61* alongside him to take the man-of-the-match award.

END vs IRE Head to Head Stats in ODI

Matches Played ENG Won IRE Won Tie No Result
10 8 1 0 1

England vs Ireland Betting Odds

England are big favourites to open this ODI series with a win, even with some of their key World Cup stars missing.

ENG Bet365 Odds

  • ENG to win the match: England are 1.12 favourites to beat Ireland in this first ODI with Bet365.
  • END Top Bowler: Adil Rashid is one of the World Cup winners who will feature, and the Yorkshire spinner is 4.00 to be England’s top team bowler with Bet365. Tom Curran, who starred when these teams last met in an ODI, is 4.00 and the recalled David Willey can be backed at 4.50.

IRE Bet365 Odds

  • IRE to win the match: Ireland are 6.00 outsiders to beat England in this first ODI.
  • IRE Top batsman:  Captain Andrew Balbirnie is 4.50 favourite to be Ireland’s top team batsman with Bet365, while opener Paul Stirling can be backed at the same price. Kevin O’Brien hit form in the warm-up match and he is 7.00 with Bet365.
  • IRE Top Bowler: Barry McCarthy and Boyd Rankin are 4.33 joint-favourites to be Ireland’s top team bowler with Bet365. All-rounder Gareth Delany is 5.00 and Simi Singh can be backed at 5.50.

ENG Betway Odds

  • ENG to win the match: Betway are also offering 1.12 on England to win.
  • ENG top batsman: World Cup-winning opening partnership Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will be at the top of the England batting order. Roy is 3.00 to be England’s top team batsman with Betway, as is Jonny Bairstow. Eoin Morgan is 5.00 and Tom Banton can be backed at 5.50.
  • ENG top bowler: With the ball, Adil Rashid is 3.60 favourite to be England’s top team bowler with Betway and Tom Curran can be backed at 4.00. David Willey is one of a number of paceman at 4.75, should he play, while Moeen Ali is 5.00.

IRE Betway Odds

  • IRE to win the match: Ireland are 5.50 outsiders with Betway to win the first ODI.
  • IRE top batsman: Paul Stirling is 4.00 favourite to be Ireland’s top team batsman with Betway. Andy Balbirnie is 4.50 and Gareth Delany, also up the order, is 5.00. William Porterfield is 5.50 and Kevin O’Brien is an interesting outsider at 7.00 with Betway.
  • IRE top bowler: Barry McCarthy and Boyd Rankin can both be backed at 3.75 with Betway to be Ireland’s top team bowler, while Simi Singh is available at 4.50 and Gareth Delany can be backed at 6.00.

England vs Ireland Prediction

England still boast several of their key World Cup players and can start this series with a big win to prove their strength in depth too.

Final Verdict

England to beat Ireland at 1.12 with Bet365 and also 1.12 with Betway.

ENG vs IRE Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Jonny Bairstow’s warm-up form proved – not that it was needed – just what he can do at the top of the order. A key part of the World Cup win and England’s ODI success in recent years, he is without doubt the top choice and worth spending 10.5 credits on.

  • Batsmen

    Jason Roy is also ten credits but, alongside Bairstow at the top of the order, is set to be a key man with the bat too. Captain Eoin Morgan, against his countrymen, will also be key and is 9.5 credits while Tom Banton could prove excellent value at just eight credits as he looks to prove himself with his big-hitting up the order. For Ireland, Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie may prove safer picks than Kevin O’Brien, though the latter’s bowling could be a factor to consider too. He is more expensive than Balbirnie though and that could prove key.

  • All-rounders

    Moeen Ali is another player with plenty to prove and the all-rounder – and vice-captain has laid down a marker in the warm-up games. Tom Curran starred when these sides last met, meanwhile, with both men coming in at nine credits.

  • Bowlers

    Those prices do put Adil Rashid and Boyd Rankin out of reach, so Barry McCarthy and one of Craig Young and Andy McBrine – selection-dependent – become the Irish bowlers to complete your four-man quota. David Willey is also good value at 8.5 credits, providing he plays.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Moeen Ali’s all-round ability makes him a tempting choice for captain – as long as he called upon with the bat. Jonny Bairstow will definitely bat, meanwhile, and he proved his form in the warm-up game.

ENG vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie

  • All Rounder:Moeen Ali (c), Tom Curran

  • Wicket Keeper:Jonny Bairstow (vc)

  • Bowler:David Willey, Barry McCarthy, Andy McBrine

Posted On 28th July 2020 05:33:16
Posted by Kavin

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