After clinching an unassailable 2-0 lead over visitors Ireland, Eoin Morgan will be aiming to script a whitewash before stepping in the battlefield to lock horns with Pakistan. 10 crucial points of the newly-launched ICC Men’s ODI Super League will be up for grabs as England will be hoping to continue their winning momentum.
In the previous ODI, Jonny Bairstow’s blistering 82-run knock and Adil Rashid’s leg-spin masterclass paved way for England’s triumph. It was the Three Lions who emerged dominant in all three departments, defeating the Irish side to script a comprehensive four-wicket victory.
One positive aspect for the Ireland side so far has been the batting exploits of young Curtis Campher. 21-year-old will look to leave England on a high by steering his side to a consolation victory in their final expedition. To counter the Irish heist, England might shuffle the squad a bit and expect the new entrants to grab and utilize the chance and guide them to a comfortable triumph.
Pitch and Conditions
With the average score being 217 in the last six ODIs, all eyes will be on the England batting force to amass a dominant total if they bat first. Ireland, on the other side, will look to improve after registering underwhelming totals in the last two ODIs. There are no chances of rain to intervene in the match and fans are likely to witness an undisrupted encounter. The weather will be sunny and the temperature will hover around 18-20 degrees Celcius.
To rotate the squad in the final ODI, skipper Morgan might think of giving Liam Livingstone a chance to prove himself. Liam Dawson might also get a chance to brace the field if England decides to rest either Moeen Ali or Adil Rashid. With Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow at the top, England will be aiming to fire off to a blistering start and register the highest total of the series.
Probable XI – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone/Tom Banton, James Vince, Sam Billings, Eoin Morgan (C), Liam Dawson/Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran.
Andy Balbirnie and his troops will be aiming to snatch the crucial 10 points and end their series on a positive note. The Irish side will also expect their batting force to deliver as they have so far registered below-par total. Campher, who has amassed 127 runs in 2 ODIs, will also be hoping to add a few more runs under his belt.
Probable XI – Paul Stirling, William Porterfield/Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie (C), Kevin O Brien, Gary Wilson/Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell/Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young.
Probable Top Performers
Jonny Bairstow – England | Curtis Campher – Ireland
Match timings – 14:00 local time, 18:30 PM IST
TV –Sony Six, Sony ESPN
Live Streaming– The match can be streamed online at Sony LIV
The prediction is for England to win the match and the series.
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