ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022: England vs Ireland – Match 20 Preview and Updates

England vs Ireland – The 20th game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 would pit England against Ireland. England had a good start to the tournament, as the former champions defeated Afghanistan in their first game. The Irish will be under pressure in this game following their humiliating loss to Sri Lanka.

In this game, Ireland’s bowling attack must make a strong comeback. In the previous game, they were pounded all over the place. It will be a difficult test against England, which has one of the world’s best batting lineups. Ireland has always demonstrated giant-killing abilities in the past, and it will be interesting to see how they approach this game.

The Super 12 Group 1, 20th Match between England vs Ireland will take place on October 26th, 2022 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Match Details to Note

Match: England vs Ireland, 20th Match, Super 12 Group 1, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: October 26, 2022 (Wednesday)                                             

Time: 9:30 AM IST

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

England vs Ireland

England vs Ireland

England (Match Odds – 1.07):


The side of Jos Buttler has started the tournament well. In their most recent match, they defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets. The bowling attack took full advantage of the conditions to keep the Afghans to a low total. Buttler will be hoping for a better performance from his batsmen, who struggled in their last game’s small run chase.

Alex Hales and Buttler got starts in the previous game and will look to convert them into big scores in this one. The team’s middle order is formidable, and they’d expect runs from Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, and Liam Livingstone. They have batting depth, and Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes will look to score runs.

Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes bowled good lines with the new ball against Afghanistan and will look to replicate that performance. Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, and Mark Wood form a fearless bowling attack that will go for the kill. Curran claimed a fifer and will bring that assurance to this game.

Full Squad:

Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Alex Hales. Standby Players: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson

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Players to watch out for:

Jos Buttler

Since arriving in Australia earlier this month, the keeper-batter has scored 68, 17, 65 not out, and 18. In this format, he has a strike rate of 143.75.

Liam Livingstone

England’s middle-order ‘finisher,’ returned to the team against Afghanistan after being sidelined with an injury. He finished with 29 runs not out from 21 balls.

Sam Curran

The small left-arm medium fast bowler has been in superb form in recent months. In his last seven T20Is, he has taken at least one wicket.

Possible Playing XI:

Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Ireland (Match Odds – 8.50):


Andrew Balbirnie will be concerned about his bowlers’ form going into this big game. In the previous game, the team was defeated by Sri Lanka by 9 wickets after most of their bowlers failed to apply pressure on the opponents. To win here, they must perform well as a team, as the English players will be aggressive.

Paul Stirling and Balbirnie have been in good form, and they will play an important role in this game. In the middle overs, Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, and Curtis Campher are key players for the side, and they must form partnerships. Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, and Barry McCarthy will need to put on a good performance in this game.

The Sri Lankans shredded the bowling attack in the previous game. A good spell with the new ball from Joshua Little and Mark Adair would give the side an advantage in this game. Delany is an experienced bowler who will need to perform well in the middle overs. McCarthy, Campher, and Simi Singh must perform admirably in their supporting roles.

Full Squad:

Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Graham Hume

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Players to watch out for:

Paul Stirling

Ireland’s opener is back to his attacking best at the top of the order. In his 25-ball innings against Sri Lanka, he hit four fours and one six.

Curtis Campher

The all-rounder has already scored over 100 runs in the T20 World Cup 2022 and is a reliable bowler. It does not happen every game, but when he gets everything right, he is a match-winner with bat and ball.

Gareth Delany

The 25-year-old leg-spinner has 33 T20I wickets to his name. In Sunday’s defeat, he took the only wicket, Dhananjaya de Silva.

Possible Playing XI:

Murahida Khan, Nigar Sultana, Farina Trishna, Fahima Khatin, Rumana Ahmed, Shanjida Akter, Ritu Moni, Nahida Akhter, Salma Khatun, Fargana Haque, Shamina Sultana

England vs Ireland Top Team Batsmen

With the bat, we support England’s Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, and Alex Hales. Malan has a 38.86 average in 51 T20I innings.

Our batting picks for Ireland are Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling, and Lorcan Tucker. Balbirnie has seven T20I half-centuries to his name.

England vs Ireland Top Team Bowlers

Mark Wood, Sam Curran, and Chris Woakes are our England bowling picks. In this format, Wood has 11 wickets in his last four innings with the ball.

For Ireland, we recommend Josh Little, Mark Adair, and Gareth Delany with the ball. In this tournament, Little has the best figures of 3-24.

England vs Ireland Head to Head

Prior to this match, the two teams had only played one T20I. During the 2010 World Cup, the game was called off after 3.3 overs of Ireland’s 121-run chase.

England vs Ireland Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played ENG Won IRE Won Tie NR
Overall 1 0 0 0 1
Last 5 1 0 0 0 1

England vs Ireland Toss Prediction

In recent games, most teams have preferred to bowl first at the MCG because the pitch offers a lot to fast bowlers at the start of the innings. It gradually fades out as the game progresses, making run chases simple. In this game, the team that wins the toss will most likely choose to bowl first.

England vs Ireland Pitch Report

The MCG, Australia’s largest ground, has been a happy hunting ground for batsmen who like to accumulate runs. The larger boundaries present a significant challenge for the batsmen. Fast bowlers have done well here because the surface provides early assistance. Spinners do well here as well because the size of the boundaries protects them.

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Rain is expected on October 26, and the game may be shortened as a result. The surface has always been good here, and bowlers have reaped the benefits. At this venue, batsmen must work hard to make runs. The team batting first would need to score 160 runs.

England vs Ireland Prediction

Ireland is coming off a crushing defeat, and their bowler will be under pressure in this game. Their bowlers will have to work extra hard to unsettle England’s strong batting lineup. England has depth in both departments of the game and is a strong team. It makes England the favorite to win this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

England is the favourite to beat Ireland at the odds of 1.07.

England vs Ireland Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Jos Buttler hit three fours in his 18-ball innings against Afghanistan, and he is our pick to be England’s top run scorer against Ireland.

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