The English fans are all excited as they are about to witness the set of one day international after the midsummer test series comes to an end. The world champions are all set to play against Ireland in the comfort of their homeland though it will be behind the closed doors at the Ageas Bowl as a precaution of the COVID 19 pandemic.
The inaugural of the tournament sees three matches in a week as the defending champions take against a team that is hopeful of making it big after failing disappointingly to qualify in the 2019 edition.
In an effort by ICC to bring context and bring relevance to the format which is designed to identify the teams which qualify for the next world cup to be held in 2023 in India via home these matches are scheduled.
The team comprising of Jason Roy, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow would be captained by Eoin Morgan leaving behind Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mark wood, Ben stokes and Joe Root whose strike against the West indies helped England win over the third test who are all replaced by David Willey.
Who is all set to return to international cricket for the first time in more than one year after his name was recalled along with Joe Denly whose name was dropped from the Mid West Indies series. England’s next-generation team seems to have more newcomers such as Tom Banton and Saqib Mahmood.
Batsmen Gareth Daleny with Harry tector and all-rounder Curtis Campher make up the Ireland team as experienced hands such as Andy Balbirine, Kevin O’Brien, and Paul Stirling join to complete the team.
This match would be the match played after a very long gap of 139 days making it the second-longest gap after the 1991 match when it had 143 days gap between the matches.
It is interesting to note that England has lost only once in all of their nine completed One-day International matches and this match will have a new look as it is played amid all hectic precautious measures against COVID 19.