“It’s a fresh wicket in late September,” says Paul Stirling, “see if we can get some extraction from the pitch.” Ireland hoping to channel their disappointment at missing out on World Cup qualification into this series.
Crawley reveals he would have batted anyway. “Looks a good wicket,” he says. “Any time you play for England it’s a big game, an opportunity to get some runs and wickets.” All four of England’s newbies have been handed their caps: Sam Hain, Jamie Smith, Tom Hartley and George Scrimshaw straight into the mix
England vs Ireland 2nd ODI Highlights 2023, Saturday 23-9, Ireland tour of England 2023, Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Toss: Ireland chose to field.
England team: 1 Phil Salt, 2 Will Jacks, 3 Zak Crawley (capt), 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Sam Hain, 6 Jamie Smith (wk), 7 Brydon Carse, 8 Rehan Ahmed, 9 Tom Hartley, 10 Matt Potts, 11 George Scrimshaw
Ireland team: 1 Paul Stirling (capt), 2 Andy Balbirnie, 3 Curtis Campher, 4 Harry Tector, 5 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 6 George Dockrell, 7 Andy McBrine, 8 Mark Adair, 9 Barry McCarthy, 10 Craig Young 11 Josh Little
Head to Head In ODI’s: 14
England Won: 10
Ireland Won: 2
England ODI Rankings: 5th
Ireland ODI Rankings: 13th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
Match Timings: 11:30 PM GMT | 12:30 PM Local
Umpires – David Millns, Rod Tucker
TV Umpire – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Mike Burns
Match number – ODI no. 004649a