After winning the Wisden Trophy against West Indies, England will lock horns with Ireland in a three-match one-day series that will begin from 30th July at Southampton.
Host England have decided to bring in new players for the one-day series. All-rounder Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have been rested for the one-day series after going through a grueling schedule against West Indies.
Wicket-keeper Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Reece Topley, Liam Dawson and Saqib Mehmood have named in the ODI squad for Ireland series.
On the other hand, Ireland Skipper Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that side can spring a surprise over England. This will be their first bilateral series after covid-19 pandemic put all cricketing events to a halt.
Uncapped batting all-rounder Chris Campher, Harry Tector and Joshua Little have been included in the Ireland’s squad for the three-match series against England.
Let’s take a look at some of the important statistics related to England vs Ireland 2020 ODI Series
2017 was the last time England won a bilateral one-day series against Ireland Skipper Eoin Morgan will be hoping that the side can dominate with bat and ball in this one-day series.
10 matches have been played between England and Ireland in limited-overs cricket. England have dominated the proceedings with 8 victories. Ireland only win came in 2011 Cricket World Cup game played at Bengaluru.
4 wickets needed by England Leg-spinner Adil Rashid to complete 150 wickets in the limited-over format. He currently has taken 146 wickets in 100 one-day matches at an average of 31.49.
3 wickets needed by Ireland off-spinner Andy McBrine to complete 50 wickets in limited-overs cricket. He has taken 47 wickets in 45 matches at an average of 34.38.
15 wickets needed by England off-spinner Moeen Ali to complete 100 wickets in the 50-over format. He has claimed 85 wickets in 102 one-day matches at an average of 48.60.
77 runs required by England opener Jonny Bairstow to complete 3000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Bairstow currently has scored 2923 runs in 77 matches with nine centuries and 11 half-centuries to his name.
90 runs needed by Ireland Captain Andrew Balbirnie to complete 2000 runs in one-day cricket. Currently, Balbirnie has scored 1910 runs in 67 matches at an average of 31.83 with five centuries and nine half-centuries to his name.