The much-awaited series between Ireland and England got off to a disappointing start as the first game of the three-match ODI series was abandoned due to persistent rain, leaving players and fans alike eager for some cricketing action.
The teams are now set to relocate to Nottingham, for the second ODI scheduled for September 23. This series serves as the final opportunity for both teams to assess their strengths in the 50-over format before the ODI World Cup 2023 in India.
ODI Stats and Records at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground:
- Total matches: 52
- Matches won batting first: 21
- Matches won bowling first: 28
- Average 1st Inns scores: 249
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 219
- Highest total recorded: 481/6 (50 Overs) by England vs Australia
- Lowest total recorded: 83/10 (23 Overs) by South Africa vs England
- Highest score chased: 350/3 (44 Overs) by England vs New Zealand
- Lowest score defended: 195/9 (50 Overs) by West Indies vs England
Trent Bridge Cricket Ground Pitch Report:
Trent Bridge in Nottingham is known for its flat and batting-friendly pitches. Historically, it has been a high-scoring ground in ODI cricket, with an average first-innings score of around 249 in 52 matches. The pitch typically offers good pace and bounce for the fast bowlers early on, but it becomes easier for batting as the game progresses. Team winning the toss often choose to field first, aiming to take advantage of any early assistance for the fast bowlers and the chasing-friendly conditions later in the match.
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Nottingham Weather Report
The weather forecast for Saturday in Nottingham indicates partly cloudy conditions with a slight 10% chance of precipitation. Humidity levels are expected to be relatively high at approximately 65%, and there will be a gentle breeze with wind speeds around 14 kmph. The temperature is forecasted to be around 17 degrees Celsius.
ENG vs IRE, Probable Playing XI, 2nd ODI
England: Zak Crawley (c), Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Joe Root, Phil Salt (wk), Sam Hain, Craig Overton, Rehan Ahmed, Brydon Carse, Luke Wood, Matthew Potts
Ireland: Paul Stirling (c), Andy Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Harry Tector, Andy McBrine, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Josh Little, Craig Young
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