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Ireland tour of England 3 x ODI at Southampton 2020

Discussion in 'International Game Day' started by TheParraboy, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Coverage on Fox sports 501 , all D/N matches over there

    1st ODI kicks of tonight 11pm (AEST)

    2nd ODI Sat 1/8 11pm

    3rd ODI Tues 4/8 11pm


    https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19489/preview/1198247/england-vs-ireland-1st-odi


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    What better drawcard than the chance for fans to see world champions England, playing on home soil for the first time since that triumph one year ago? Although it will be from the comfort of their own homes given that the three matches against Ireland will be played behind closed doors at the Ageas Bowl due to Covid-19 prevention rules.

    Oh how the world has changed since July 14, 2019. And here we are, three matches inside a week to kick off the inaugural ICC Men's World Cup Super League.

    What's that, you say? It's the new global tournament through which teams qualify via home and away ODI series for the next World Cup, in India in 2023, and designed to "bring relevance and context" to the format, according to the ICC.

    England and Ireland are teams at the opposite ends of the spectrum, the defending champions against a side hopeful of making it to the big-time after the disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2019 edition.

    It is a new-look England though, given the need to operate separate red- and white-ball squads to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection amid such a hectic international schedule.

    Eoin Morgan, is there as captain, along with the likes of Jason Roy, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow. But there is no Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes or Joe Root, whose 68 off 56 balls during England's third-Test victory over West Indies this week was positively one-day-esque.

    Those missing to the Test squad are replaced by David Willey, returning to international cricket for the first time in more than a year, and Joe Denly, who was dropped from the red-ball bubble mid-West Indies series.There are relative newcomers too, like Tom Banton and Saqib Mahmood, who form part of England's prospective next generation.

    Ireland, too, are planning for the future, by including the likes of batsmen Gareth Delany and Harry Tector and allrounder Curtis Campher alongside vastly more experienced hands Andy Balbirinie, Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien.

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  2. jargan83

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    Trust England to draw a game and call it a Triumph
     
  3. TheParraboy

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    England won the 1st match by 6 wkts

    Ireland 172 - 44.4 overs
    Poms 4/174 (27.5/50)
     
  4. Pommy

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    You mean like Australian fans and media did last year with the ashes :joy:
     
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    2nd ODI

    Ireland 9/212
    Poms 6/216 (32.3 overs)
     
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    Up 2-1, we were on beer and pies for the last test
     
  7. Pommy

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    What do we think the value of games like these have? I don’t imagine England are gaining much from it, is it good experience for Ireland or just demoralising to a developing nation?
     
  8. Pommy

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    Well Ireland answered that question. Caught the end and was really conflicted between wanting us to win and wanting the underdog to get a victory against the world champions.
    Well played Ireland.
     
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    To be fair they rested a few players that should have been in this side/series

    Regardless - LOL Poms
     
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    not only that there’s two England teams at the moment. More than happy to lose the odd game if we can get some games to watch.
     

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