T20 World Cup 2022: England Vs Ireland Match Preview

ENG Vs IRE Match Preview
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ENG Vs IRE Match Preview

England and Ireland will face off in game 20 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 on Wednesday at Melbourne’s storied Melbourne Cricket Ground. This Super 12 match is a Group 1 contest. This is a group of Giants and it has a lot going on in for them. Let us look at ENG Vs IRE Match Preview in detail.

The T20 World Cup 2022 got off to a tremendous start for England. At Perth Stadium, they defeated Afghanistan in their opening game. They had a strong overall performance and easily took the victory.

The English bowlers performed masterfully after choosing to bowl first, dismissing the Afghan team on 112. Sam Curran recorded a wicket and ended his 3.4 overs with statistics of 5/10. In response, the English team lost half of its lineup, but Liam Livingstone continued to bat undefeated at 29 to lead his team to victory with 11 balls remaining. They will attempt to maintain their winning streak.

Ireland, on the other hand, made it to the T20 World Cup’s Super 12 round for the first time. In their opening match in the Super 12s, they played Sri Lanka and lost badly.

The Irish batsmen had some trouble when they batted first, scoring just 128 runs in their allotted 20 overs. For the Irish team, Harry Tector scored the most points (45). The bowlers were unable to take any wickets; they only managed to claim one as the Lankan team completed the overall run chase in 15 overs. In their next match against England, the Irish athletes will have to perform at their very best.

ENG Vs IRE What to expect from the pitch?

The Melbourne Cricket Ground’s pitch is a level surface. With the new ball, the bowlers will have considerable lateral movement, so the hitters will need to be alert early in their innings. Once everything is in place, kids may begin playing freely.

ENG Vs IRE Probable Playing XI

England Probable XI

Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Ireland Probable XI

Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little

ENG Vs IRE Players to Watchout for

The player to watchout for in the England team would definitely be Jos Butler. He has been in good form and hitting the ball well. Ben Stokes in the all-rounders category and Mark Wood in the bowling category will be crucial players.

For Ireland, experienced Paul Stirling is the key player. He has been in good form and has shown promising performances. In the last match 2 matches, he has scored 100 runs and played match winning knocks. George Dockrell as an allrounder and Joshua Little in the bowing department are the players to keep an eye on.

ENG Vs IRE: Who will win?

There is so much about England that Ireland still needs to explore. They have great batting depth. They have experience of playing in Australia and understand the pitches. Moreover, these pitches suit their bowling. Their bowlers are bowling at 150 and it gets lethal at times. World is already aware of their power-hitting. In their comparison, Ireland are a little behind. They have the talent to give a good fight at this point but not enough resources to compete against the giants, They did make a turnaround in 2011 World Cup by beating the team in the group stage but that was 11 years ago. A couple of members from that game are still on the team with even more experience but the format is different. England are clear favorites to win the match.

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