In a highly anticipated cricketing spectacle, England and Ireland are gearing up to face each other in a thrilling three-match One-Day International (ODI) series. The battle of the cricketing titans is scheduled to commence on September 20th, with the series opener to be held at the iconic Headingley in Leeds.
England, the host nation, comes into this ODI series fresh off a scintillating 3-1 victory against New Zealand in a four-match ODI series. The team’s recent success has bolstered their confidence, and they are eager to continue their winning streak on home soil.
On the other hand, Ireland recently faced a formidable challenge in the T20I leg against India last month, which they ultimately lost 2-0. Despite this setback, Ireland remain a spirited and competitive team, poised to deliver a strong performance in the upcoming ODI series.
Key players to watch
Paul Stirling, a seasoned Irish cricketer, will lead the side and also open the batting alongside Andrew Balbirnie.
Curtis Campher, a rising star in Irish cricket, is expected to take on the crucial number three batting position, offering depth to the team’s batting lineup.
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For England, Zak Crawley has been handed the captaincy reins for the first time, and he will have the experienced Ben Duckett as his vice-captain. England’s fans are eager to see how Crawley’s leadership will fare in this exciting series.
England vs Ireland 2023: ODI Series, Fixtures:
- First ODI: September 20 at Headingley, Leeds, 05:00 pm IST/ 11:30 am GMT/ 12:30 pm local
- Second ODI: September 23 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 03:30 pm IST/ 10:00 am GMT/ 11:00 am local
- Third ODI: September 26 at County Ground, Bristol, 05:00 pm IST/ 11:30 am GMT/ 12:30 pm local
TV channels and Live streaming details:
- India: Sony Sports; SonyLIV; Fancode
- England: Sky Sports Cricket
- New Zealand: TVNZ+
- Ireland: Sky Sports
- USA and Canada: Willow HD
- Australia: Kayo Sports
- South Africa: SuperSport Cricket
- Bangladesh: T Sports
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