ODI Series: Game 3
Stadium: Trent Bridge, Nottingham, United Kingdom
26th September 2023.
England will be facing off against Ireland in the third and final game of the three-game ODI Series being played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, United Kingdom. England is leading the series 1-0 after the first game was washed out. Who will win this game and the tournament?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
In their recent match, England, captained by the newly appointed leader Zak Crawley, showcased an impressive display of batting prowess, securing a commanding victory with a 48-run margin. Opting to bat first, the home side amassed a formidable total of 334 runs on the scoreboard. England is on the verge of clinching another series triumph against Ireland, and Zak Crawley is eager to see his team maintain their outstanding performance and secure the series win in the 3rd game. Will Jacks came close to a century in the previous match but fell short in the end.
Zak Crawley aims to provide England with yet another strong start alongside Phillip Salt. The middle-order responsibilities in the English innings will rest on the shoulders of skipper Zak Crawley, who intends to contribute runs alongside Sam Hain and Ben Duckett. England boasts a deep batting lineup that extends throughout their order. Anticipate valuable contributions from the likes of Brydon Carse, Rehan Ahmed, and Jamie Smith. However, England's bowling attack did not display the same dominance as their batsmen. Nevertheless, some impressive spells were delivered by bowlers such as George Scrimshaw and Matthew Potts.
Brydon Chase performed well for England during the middle overs, and the team management hopes for a similar level of accuracy and consistency from Rehan Ahmed. Completing the bowling attack are Will Jacks and Tom Hartley. The team also boasts several proficient all-rounders, including Brydon Carse, Will Jacks, and Rehan Ahmed, along with wicketkeeper-batsmen like Phil Salt, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Jamie Smith. England's batsmen demonstrated their top form in the second ODI, accumulating 334 runs while losing 8 wickets.
Zak Crawley (c), Ben Duckett, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, Sam Hain, Jamie Smith, Rehan Ahmed, Luke Wood, George Scrimshaw, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts
The lineup assembled by the Ireland team management for the series against England displays significant strength. Paul Stirling has been entrusted with the leadership role and comes into this series in good form, having amassed 346 runs in his last 10 international matches.
The opening duties for the team will be shared between the skipper Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie, the former captain. Balbirnie has been a regular presence in one-day matches, featuring in 13 games this year alone, where he has contributed 363 runs at an average of 36.39, albeit with a relatively modest strike rate of 73.33.
Curtis Campher is set to occupy the number three position in the batting order for this series, and his presence has been vital in the Irish middle order. He is expected to make valuable contributions throughout the series. Another key figure in the Irish batting lineup is Harry Tector, a consistent middle-order batsman who has maintained an impressive average of nearly 49 in his last 10 outings for Ireland.
Taking charge of the bowling attack for Ireland will be Josh Little and Mark Adair, both adept at handling the new ball. The conditions at the Nottingham venue are likely to favor these skilled bowlers. Mark Adair, in particular, stands out with 20 wickets in his last 10 games for Ireland, boasting a commendable strike rate of 24.4.
It's worth noting that despite Ireland's historically poor record against England in ODIs, they did secure a victory in their most recent encounter back in 2020.
Ireland Predicted Lineup
Paul Stirling (c), Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy
Expert betting tips
Bristol's cricket venue is renowned for its outstanding batting-friendly surface, providing minimal assistance to the bowlers. Batsmen who have graced this pitch have generally found it conducive for productive innings, primarily due to the favourable ball-to-bat interaction. In the early stages, fast bowlers may extract some movement, but spinners might struggle here, given the lack of advantageous conditions for their craft. Teams opting to bat first will likely target a score of around 300 runs on this wicket. Additionally, expect overcast conditions during this game in Bristol. In the previous game, the Irish bowling unit struggled to make an impact against a potent yet relatively inexperienced English batting lineup. To stand a chance of squaring the series, they'll need a significant improvement in their performance in this match. Considering the English batsmen are in fine form and enjoying the home advantage, our bet favours England to secure victory in this contest.