After clinching an easy run-chase over Afghanistan, England are all set to take on Ireland in today’s T20 world cup match. This encounter will be a make-or-break for Ireland to keep their hopes alive. Meanwhile, England are already sitting with a win in hand and will not be worrying so much about the encounter.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 26th October 2022, 9:30 AM IST
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
England vs Ireland- Previews and Betting Tips
England are walking into this encounter with a fabulous win over Afghanistan. Choosing to bowl first was the best-ever decision by the Three Lions. It was all eyes on Sam Curran at the Optus Stadium, with stumps flying all over the wicket. His mind-blowing 5/10 in just 3.4 overs helped England bundle out Afghanistan for 112. Ben Stokes & Mark Wood contributed 2 wickets.
While chasing, each batter contributed a small cameo to England’s 5-wicket win. Although, Afghanistan managed to take the match to the second last over and put up a tough fight. However, Liam Livingstone top scored with 29* off 21 balls to take his side over the line. This win made England’s tally 4 wins out of their 5 previous games, with one being a no-result. They haven’t been defeated yet, and by the looks of it, Ireland are no match.
Meanwhile, Ireland is walking into this encounter after facing a humiliating defeat against the Lankans. Opener Paul Stirling scored a brisk 25-ball 34 while Harry Tector top scored with 45 runs in 42 balls. The Irish didn’t make the most out of it choosing to bat first. They were restricted to just 128/8 as the Lankan spinners spun them a web they couldn’t come out of.
They followed that by poorly defending their total, as Gareth Delany was the sole player to bag a wicket. They ended up handing victory to Sri Lanka by 9 wickets and 5 overs to spare. Despite being in good form recently and making it to the Super 12, it’ll be difficult for them to face the Three Lions. Hence, we predict England to be the winner of the encounter.
This will prove to be a dominant game for England players. We advise you to research the player and team performance at the venue. Look out for the pitch and weather conditions as they consistently prove to be highly influential. We recommend users place in-gaming bets as they provide high returns on investment and the best match odds.
The Three Lions have a well-balanced line-up. They have enough firepower to get past the 200-run mark. They have a bowling line-up that can demolish any team to bits. Here are some of the players that have proven as England's match-winners.
Dawid Malan & Harry Brook have handled the batting department quite effectively. The duo has scored 279 and 216 runs in their past few games at a very healthy batting average. As for the bowling unit, Sam Curran looks to be in sublime form. His 5/10 in the previous game got his total to 16 wickets in just 8 games. He will accompany pacers Mark Wood & Ben Stokes, who will be mighty effective in the fixture.
Squad: Jos Buttler(C)(wk), Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, David Willey
Ireland are a wounded side and still getting over their defeat against Sri Lanka. Their match-winners have been going back and forth with their form and haven’t proved to be very lethal. Although, whenever the situation worsens, they have always stepped up for their country. Paul Stirling & Harry Tector will work wonders with the bat provided they gather the focus and determination. On the other hand, Josh Little & Gareth Delany are two pacers with 24 scalps under their belt at a very healthy strike rate. They will be an important prospect in their battle against the English batters.
Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh.
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Pitch and weather Conditions
There are 80% chances of precipitation, with temperatures as low as 19 degrees. The humidity is expected to be as high as 80%, which will be uncomfortable for players with the morning heat. However, courtesy of the scattered showers, it is likely that a few overs will be lost.
Meanwhile, the wicket at Melbourne is a bowler’s paradise, especially for pacers. There is a lot of help on offer from the surface, and pacers thrive at this venue. Spinners will have to work their way through the batsman, as the runs won’t come easy on this ground. The ground has boundary’s over 80 meters, making it a lot of hard work for batters.
England vs Ireland: Betting Tips
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