With the COVID 19 pandemic bringing everything to a halt and standstill all over the globe the resumption of the One-day international tournaments after a long gap of four months is gaining popularity and is the talk of the town.
COVID 19 has not brought changes in the lifestyles but also in the world of sports especially in the game of cricket.
The celebrations of the wicket were the ones that were a treat to the eyes of the fans and everyone enjoyed how the players celebrated but now with just elbow bumps on the wicket celebration is a sign on how serious the boards have been taking the new normal.
The white-ball cricket has resumed its new normal with a ban on using saliva on the ball to shine it and taking elbow bumps. The first match of the series ended with England’s 6 wicket victory against Ireland though Ireland kept the current world champions in trouble
Curtis Campher, Ireland’s debutant at number seven scored 59 runs not out wand Andy Mcbrine scoring 40 runs after losing to Tom Curran both helping Ireland reach 172 runs in 44.4 overs. England was in a disappointing position with losing 4 wickets early including Jason Roy for 24 and Jonny Bairstow for 2.
It was Captain Eoin Morgan who was 36 not out and Sam Billings who scored 67 not out who helped the championships to the victory mark.
This series will be an opportunity for many Fringe players to showcase their talents as many of the major players are in the mid of their test commitments. Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, and Jofra Archer are the ones who will be missed.
This victory has given England 10 points in the ICC cricket world cup super league which becomes mega qualifies for a direct entry in ICC Cricket world cup 2023 which will be held in India in 2023 along with the 1-0 lead in three matches one-day international series.