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England vs Ireland 3rd ODI: Predicted XIs, Players to watch out for

England have wrapped the series well in advance as expected and will be playing for those crucial 10 points in the ODI super league in their 3rd ODI against Ireland. Meanwhile, the visitors showed great character in the 2nd game after losing the 1st one in a rather convincing manner and will be hoping to put up another improved performance in the field against the world champions.

England are playing without their first choice players while Ireland have overlooked two of their most experienced campaigners in their former captain William Porterfield and Boyd Rankin. Ireland are in a rebuilding phase and they have some quality talents coming through and its only a matter of time that they emerge victorious from this tough phase.

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Changes expected from England side

England played 2 left arm seamers in David Willey and Reece Topley in the 2nd game but it is confirmed that Reece Topley wont take part in the series due to a left groin strain. There is a chance that England might call Tom Curran into the side who was dropped for the 2nd game as part of rotation policy.

England will look to give James Vince another go although he has been a serial failure. James Vince averages a paltry 23 in the 15 games that he has played, the skills he possess is something that might tempt Eoin Morgan to give him one last go.

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Their experiment to try Saqib Mahmood as a middle overs specialist with the ball just like Liam Plunkett, might just continue in this game as well. The all rounder in Moeen Ali who looked rusty with both bat and ball might just play but there is Liam Dawson who is breathing down his neck and Eoin Morgan might be tempted to play Liam Dawson.

Predicted England XI

1. Jason Roy
2. Jonny Bairstow (Wk)
3. James Vince
4. Tom Banton
5. Eoin Morgan
6. Sam Billings
7. Moeen Ali
8. David Willey
9. Tom Curran
10.Adil Rashid
11. Saqib Mahmood

Changes expected from Ireland

Ireland showed great character and came back strongly to make England earn for their victory in the 2nd game. The only department that they would like to tighten is their spin department and George Dockrell is waiting in the wings and might just replace Andy McBrine to provide his slow left-arm orthodox against England batting line up that has 5 right-hand batters in their top 7.

Predicted Ireland XI

1. Paul Stirling
2. Gareth Delany
3. Andrew Balbirnie
4. Hary Tector
5. Kevin O Brien
6. Lorcan Tucker (Wk)
7. Curtis Campher
8. Simi singh
9. George Dockrell
10. Joshua Little
11. Craig Young

Players to watch out for

Curtis Camper

The 21 year old all rounder from South Africa has been on a roll in his debut series with both bat and ball for Ireland. He is the leading run-getter in the series with 127 runs and also the joint highest wicket-taker for Ireland. He has definitely showed what he is capable of and don’t be surprised if he bats higher up the order in the 3rd match.

Tom Banton

The highly-rated batsman from Surrey has been nothing short of disappointment in this series so far. He got the opportunity to make it count but failed in both the innings and managed to score only 26 runs. He will be waiting to showcase his hunger and talent in the final game to show the world what he is capable of.

Jason Roy

The destructive opener in Jason Roy got out chasing a wide ball in the 2nd game and was dismissed for a duck. He scored just 25 runs in the 1st game as well. He is a batsman who doesn’t fail often and its high time that a big knock is due from Jason Roy.


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