It will be ENG vs IRE Test tomorrow at Lord’s Cricket Ground which is only a singular game between these two sides.
England is hosting Ireland for one Test and 3-match ODI series starting tomorrow. The hosts have been in good form in Tests so far.
Additionally, they are ranked the 3rd team in the ICC Test rankings as well. Moreover, they have won four out of their last five Test matches.
On the other hand, the visitors don’t look too good in shape as they have lost all five of their last Test matches.
Moreover, they haven’t played enough Test matches to be featured in the ICC Test rankings.
England’s last Test match was against New Zealand which was a historic one for the Blackcaps as they won the game by one run.
Meanwhile, Ireland faced Sri Lanka at the latter’s home which they lost by an innings and 10 runs.
Thus, tomorrow’s Test will be a great one for both these teams as they have quality players on both sides.
Match: England vs Ireland, Only Test
Date: 1-4 June 2023
Time: 3:30 PM IST
The wicket at Lord’s is very good for the bowlers as they can expect a lot of swing from the surface. The pacers will enjoy their time out here and will use the pace and bounce provided by the wicket. Batters will have to play with caution but once set, they can freely play their shots. Winning the toss and bowling first would be the preferred option at this venue. The average first innings score is 234.
Full Squads for ENG vs IRE, Only Test
Dan Lawrence, Harry Brook, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes (c), Chris Woakes, Ben Duckett (wk), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jack Leach, James Anderson, Josh Tongue, Mark Wood, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, James McCollum, Paul Stirling, Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), PJ Moor (wk), Craig Young, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Mark Adair, Matthew Foster, Thomas Mayes
Probable Playing XI for ENG vs IRE, Only Test
Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Graham Hume, Lorcan Tucker (wk), PJ Moor, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Craig Young
Match Prediction for ENG vs IRE, Only Test
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that England has a better chance of winning this Test.
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