England Vs Ireland – Perfect dress rehearsal for England before the Ashes test series has started. England takes on Ireland only for a Test match at Lord’s. This test match will be a 4-day affair starting from Wednesday 24th July 2019 to Saturday 27th July 2019.
England Vs Ireland – Only Test Match Preview – Team England Preview
The ODI World Champions will look to make a hattrick of wins after England won the world cup. They will look to win this ‘only’ test match and the Ashes test series as well. Captain Root will want a similar effort from his boys in this test match too. Even though England is the firm favorites to win this test match but Root will want his boys not to take the Irish men lightly. England cannot forget what Ireland did to them back in the 2011 world cup in Bengaluru. There are some good talents in the Ireland team which England may face as a threat.
Talking about talent, there is a very talented opener who is on the line of making his test debut against Ireland on Wednesday. He helped England to win the world cup for the very first time and will be in the scheme of the longer version of the game. Jason Roy the highest run-scorer for England in the 2019 world cup and will play his debut against Ireland on the 24th of July. Roy was sensational in the world cup tournament. England won the world cup only because of Roy. Due to his batting partnership with Bairstow England had a good start to their innings which eventually lead to their win.
Roy will look to continue his form in this test match as well. He will be the key batsman for England in the Ashes test series too. Roy and Bairstow both form a good, solid opening pair. Bairstow looks comfortable when Roy is at the other end. So these two are the perfect openers for England in this match. Root is in the middle order pillar for England. Whether in test matches or ODIs, Root will be the backbone of England’s batting. With captaincy, on the other hand, Root will have to prepare himself well. The bigger tests wait after this for Root and co.
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moen Ali and Chris Woakes will be the all-rounders for England in the test matches. But, the lower order will heavily rely on Buttler and Stokes because they are the experienced duo who can handle the crunch situations. Even though Chris Woakes has a Test hundred to his name but he can’t rely on anyone as a pure batsman. England will experiment in this test match as they will need to find the right balance for 5 match Ashes test series against the Aussies.
England Vs Ireland – Only Test Match Preview – Probable XI of England
England faces a big blow before the start of this test match. James Anderson has been ruled out of this only test due to a calf injury.
Jason Roy, Johnny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Moen Ali, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory/Jack Leach.
England Vs Ireland – Only Test Match Preview – Team Ireland Preview
This test match will be the landmark for Ireland. It is also a proud moment for Ireland as they will face a top test team at the home of cricket. Ireland has just played a two test match before this one which was against Pakistan and Afghanistan. Both those matches were thrilling ones. Ireland could not win against Pakistan and so Pakistan won by a narrow margin. In the match against Afghanistan too, Ireland couldn’t win.
Ireland will play their 3rd test match on Wednesday at Lord’s. This will be an emotional moment for them but they will need to put that emotion aside and focus on the game. England is a strong side which is why Ireland will have to put up a great fight to upset a strong team like England. They have fought all the odds and achieved the test status. William Porterfield will captain this inexperienced Ireland side.
England Vs Ireland – Only Test Match Preview – Team Ireland Preview – Probable XI of Ireland
William Porterfield (C), Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Andrew McBrine, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson (W) and Craig Young.
Will Ireland upset England? The answers will be brought to us from 24th to 27th July 2019, live from Lord’s, London. The live telecast will be shown on Sky Sports Network at 11 PM and 3.30 PM IST.