A close encounter between England and Ireland came to an end yesterday with England scoring a win. Both teams will be getting ready for the 3rd ODI which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday at Gloucestershire Cricket Stadium.
Before travelling to India for the ODI World Cup, England will be eying to gain some confidence by scoring a series win over Ireland on Tuesday. Will Jacks & Sam Hain, and Rehan Ahmed played a crucial role in the previous fixture for England. Will Jacks has been in a decent touch this year.
Ireland gave a good fight against England but couldn't complete the chase and the batters were unable to handle the bowling attack of England in the 2nd ODI. The top bookmakers in India have amazing odds for this series with them.
He has played three ODIs in 2023 and has scored 121 runs at an average of 40.3 after just missing out on a century in the last match.
The betting tip is...
Will Jacks to score 50
It was an excellent show from Zack Crawley and his boys in the 2nd ODI. Batting first, Will Jacks gave a good start to the team by scoring 94 off 88 balls at a strike rate of 106.82. Ben Duckett (48 off 49) and Sam Hain (89 off 82) gave a good push to the overall score in the middle order.
On the bowling front, Rehan Ahmed’s spin did the work and he picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 5.40. George Scrimshaw and Matthew Pots also contributed with 3 and 2 wickets each.
Skipper Zak Crawley won’t be making any changes to the squad for the 3rd ODI.
Predicted Lineup: Zak Crawley (c), Philip Salt, Will Jacks, Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Jamie Smith (wk), Brydon Carse, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Matthew Potts, George Scrimshaw
Ireland bowlers had a good start to the game by eliminating two of the most important batters from the top order. However, things went off the track after that and they lost control of the game. George Dockrell picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 5.38 with Craig Young scalping two wickets at an economy of 5.43.
The Irish top order was unable to give a good start to the team. Harry Tector contributed with 39 runs at a strike rate of 97.50. George Dockrell also played a cameo in the lower order by scoring 43 off 54 balls.
Mark Adair and Joshua Little need to contribute more for the success of the team in the 3rd ODI.
Predicted Lineup: Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Ireland's bowling attack has struggled to make an impact in the 2nd ODI. Their top order has also struggled to give the team a positive start. England, on the other hand, has done a good job even after the absence of some senior players.
The team looks balanced with youngsters like Will Jacks and Sam Hain doing the job right. We predict a win for England in the 3rd ODI.