England vs Ireland 2020 2nd ODI, Rose Bowl, Southampton Weather and Pitch Report: David Willey and Sam Billings guided world champions England to a six-wicket win over Ireland at Southampton on Thursday in the first one-day international. Left-arm paceman Willey, appearing in his first ODI since being left out of England’s World Cup-winning squad for Jofra Archer, took a career-best 5-30 as Ireland were dismissed for a modest 172 in a match that marked the return of white-ball cricket from the coronavirus lockdown.
But an unfamiliar-looking England, in the first of a three-match series that launches the new World Cup Super League to determine qualification for the 2023 50-over showpiece in India, slumped to 78-4 at the Ageas Bowl. Sam Billings, a late injury replacement for Kent team-mate Joe Denly, made 67 not out including 11 fours at better than a run-a-ball. Together with World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, a former Ireland batsman, he shared an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 96.
England vs Ireland 2020, 2nd ODI weather report
England vs Ireland 2020, 2nd ODI pitch report
In the previous ODI between these two sides, the Aegas Bowl in Southampton had something in it for the fast bowlers early on but generally became a lot easier to bat on as the day went by.
English pitches are usually batter-friendly for white-ball matches so expect a high-scoring affair if England get to bat first.
England vs Ireland 2020, 2nd ODI Live Streaming/Telecast Details
WHAT: England vs Ireland, 2nd ODI
WHEN: 630 pm IST, August 1
WHERE: Rose Bowl, Southampton
TELECAST: Sony Network
LIVE STREAMING: SonyLIV App
England squad: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, James Vince, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Reece Topley, David Willey
Ireland squad: Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, William Porterfield, Harry Tector, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin