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ENG vs IRE 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report

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England will take on Ireland in what will be their last series before the World Cup. The series will consist of three ODIs played in a span of a week across three different venues. It will provide some game time to the fringe English players, while Ireland will look to get over the series defeat against India last month.

Zak Crawley will lead England in the absence of regular players. Expect several new faces in the XI. All the top performers of The Hundred 2023 are included in the squad, with a few of them also set to make their debuts. The brand of cricket is sure to remain the same.

Meanwhile, Ireland will look for a fresh start in the 50-over format after missing out on World Cup qualification earlier in the year. They will have their full-strength squad available. Ireland will definitely not be a pushover in this series.

ENG vs IRE 1st ODI Possible Playing XIs

Joe Root was a late addition to the squad. Expect him to be part of the XI today.

England: 1. Will Jacks, 2. Phil Salt (wk), 3. Joe Root, 4. Zak Crawley (c), 5. Ben Duckett, 6. Sam Hain, 7. Rehan Ahmed, 8. Brydon Carse, 9. Tom Hartley, 10. Luke Wood, 11. Matthew Potts.

Ireland will look to field their strongest XI. Paul Stirling will lead the unit.

Ireland: 1. Paul Stirling (c), 2. Andy Balbirnie, 3. Lorcan Tucker (wk), 4. Harry Tector, 5. Curtis Campher, 6. George Dockrell, 7. Andy McBrine, 8. Mark Adair, 9. Barry McCarthy, 10. Craig Young, 11. Josh Little.

ENG vs IRE 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Tips

England:

  • Will Jacks was among the best batters of The Hundred 2023. He is known for his explosive batting and expect some fireworks again in the powerplay. He can also contribute with the ball if required.
  • Phil Salt has 460 runs at an average of 38.33 and a strike rate of 125.68 in 12 ODI innings thus far. Salt has also amassed two fifties and a century. Another good outing might well be on the cards.
  • Joe Root will be batting at his home ground, so expect a fine knock from the veteran again. In three ODI innings against Ireland, Root has 129 runs at an average of 64.50 and a strike rate of 98.47. He also made a fifty.
  • Rehan Ahmed can trouble the Irish batters with his variations. He has got a threatening googly. Rehan has worked on his lengths and pace, so there is a chance of him being among the wickets throughout this series.
  • Brydon Carse has got the pace to stifle Ireland. He will be crucial for England in the middle overs, and the team would want him to bowl those hard lengths into the pitch. So far, Carse has 13 wickets at 33.46 runs apiece in 10 ODI innings.
  • Luke Wood is known for his new ball expertise. If some early movement is available, as mostly the case in English conditions, Wood can move the ball to scalp a few wickets early on. He will also bowl a few overs in the death.

Ireland:

  • Paul Stirling has 337 runs at an average of 30.63 and a strike rate of 101.50 in 11 ODI innings against England. He also hit a century against them at Southampton. Stirling will have to use his experience against a quality English side.
  • Andy Balbirnie has 197 runs at an average of 28.14 and a strike rate of 76.95 in seven ODI innings against England. He also hit a century in Southampton in 2020. He has been in decent form with the willow this year and will hope to build on it.
  • Harry Tector has 618 runs at a fantastic average of 56.18 and a strike rate of 96.11 in 13 ODI innings this year. He has also amassed four half-centuries and two centuries. Tector will look to continue this tremendous run in this series.
  • Curtis Campher has 127 runs in two ODI innings and has hit fifties in both innings against England. He has also snared five wickets at an average of 28.80 in three ODI innings against England. Ireland would hope for another all-round performance from their star all-rounder.
  • Josh Little has nine wickets at a terrific average of 18.55 and a strike rate of 17.88 in three ODI innings against England. He has some experience of playing in these conditions. Expect another fine performance from Little.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in the ODIs: Played 13, England 10, Ireland 2, NR 1.
  • Phil Salt as an opener in ODIs: 443 runs, 40.27 avg, 124.43 SR & 1 century.
  • Mark Adair has the most wickets (27) for Ireland in the ODIs this year.
  • Joe Root at Headingley in ODIs: 421 runs, 84.20 avg, 90.14 SR, 2 half-centuries & 2 centuries.
  • Andy Balbirnie requires 93 more to complete 3000 ODI runs.
  • Josh Little needs two more wickets to complete 50 ODI scalps.

Headingley Stadium Leeds Pitch Report and Weather

The track in Leeds has generally been a good one for batting, as visible in The Hundred this year as well. However, there will be some reasonable assistance for the new-ball bowlers, as the conditions are expected to be overcast.

A temperature of around 17°C, with heavy rain throughout the day, is forecast. However, conditions are expected to clear from about 3pm onwards according to BBC.

ENG vs IRE 1st ODI Dream11 Picks

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

ENG vs IRE 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction – Ideal team combination: 1-4-2-4

Option 1:

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ENG vs IRE 1st ODI Match Prediction – Who will win?

Ireland will give a tough fight to England and make their work as hard as possible. However, England are still a formidable unit and might start the series on a winning note in what is likely to be a shortened match.

Darpan Jain
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