Kaushik Kashyap ∙ Sep 19 2023, 6:53 PM | 3 Min Read

ENG vs IRE, 1st ODI | Playing 11 Prediction, Cricket Tips, Preview & Live Streaming

image-lmq5h80xPaul Sterling will captain Ireland. [PC: X]

After a dominating series victory over the Blackcaps, England will now host Ireland for a three-match ODI series with the first encounter set to take place on Wednesday, September 20th at Leeds, Headingley. However, with the World Cup just around the corner, there will be an entirely different England squad which will take on the Irish.

ENG vs IRE: Team Previews


image-lmq5ihi8Joe Root will be in action for England in this match. [PC: X]

A completely different England has been named to take on Ireland for the three-match ODI series. None of the England players flying to India to play in the World Cup will be in action against Ireland except Joe Root, who is also going to play the first ODI only.

Zak Crawley will make his captaincy debut for England, while Ben Duckett will play the role of the vice-captain. The 13-men England's squad comprises some of the big names like Will Jacks, Phil Salt and Luke Wood.

Uncapped players like Sam Hain, George Scrimshaw and Jamie Smith are included in the squad as well. Overall, a pretty balanced squad and despite being an experimental one one, they look capable of continuing England's dominance at home this season.


image-lmq5jjy4Ireland failed to qualify for the World Cup. [PC: X]

On the other hand, Ireland are not going to play in the forthcoming World Cup after falling short in the qualifying event in Zimbabwe earlier this year.

Veteran opening batter Paul Stirling will lead the side in the three-match series with all the regulars like Andrew Balbirnie, left-arm pacer Joshua Little, Harry Tector, Mark Adair and George Dockrell available.

The Irish have only won four of the total 15 ODIs they played in 2023. Heading into this series, Ireland will be looking to turn things around and get some positive results on their side.

ENG vs IRE: Match Details & Live Streaming

Date and Time
September 20, 5:00 PM IST
VenueLeeds, Headingley
Live Streaming and BroadcastSony India Sports Network and FanCode

ENG vs IRE: Leeds Pitch Report

The surface at Leeds, Headingley has been favorable for the batters this summer. This will be the first List A game of the season at the venue. Seamers might get some initial assistance from the conditions with batters dominating the remainder of the game. The first innings total is expected to be around 300. The team winning the toss should bat first.

ENG vs IRE: Probable Playing 11

England: Zak Crawley (c), Phil Salt (wk), Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Sam Hain, Will Jacks, Brydon Carse, Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed, Luke Wood, Matthew Potts.

Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, G Delany, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy.

ENG vs IRE: Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Phil Salt
BattersZak Crawley, George Dockrell, Harry Tector, Paul Stirling
Curtis Campher, Will Jacks
Brydon Carse, Luke Wood, Josh Little, Mark Adair
CaptainZak Crawley
Vice CaptainLuke Wood

ENG vs IRE: Winner Prediction

Considering the teams on paper and past records, England will start this game as favorites against Ireland.