England will host Paul Stirling-led Ireland for a 3-match ODI series beginning on September 20 as a part of their ICC ODI World Cup 2023 preparation. In this space you’ll find the complete details of the England vs Ireland 2023 Schedule, ODI Squads and Head-To-Head Records.
England vs Ireland 2023 Schedule
- 1st ODI – Wednesday, September 20, Headingley, Leeds.
- 2nd ODI – Saturday, September 23, Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
- 3rd ODI – Tuesday, September 26, County Ground, Bristol.
England vs Ireland 2023 ODI Squads
England have named a relatively young squad for the 3-match ODI series against Ireland considering the workload management ahead of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Opening batter Zak Crawley will lead the English side for the first time.
Earlier, none of England’s initial 15-man squad for the World Cup were due to play against the Irish side. However, England opener Jason Roy might get added into the squad after missing out in the 5-match ODI series against New Zealand due to a back problem.
The English side will also miss the services of leg-spinner Adil Rashid and pace-bowler Mark Wood. Rashid has been suffering from a calf injury, while Wood last played against Australia in the Ashes 2023.
Lancashire spinner Tom Hartley has been included for the 3-match ODI series. Harry Brook too has the final opportunity to impress the national selectors ahead of the World Cup as they might make a couple of changes in the provisional squad for the marquee tournament.
Ireland: Paul Stirling (C), Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, Conor Olphert, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.
England: Zak Crawley (C), Rehan Ahmed, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Ben Duckett (vice-captain), Sam Hain, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Matthew Potts, Phil Salt, George Scrimshaw, Jamie Smith, Luke Wood.
England vs Ireland Head-To-Head Records
The two European teams have faced each other in 13 ODI games. Out of these 13 matches, England have won 10 ODIs whereas Ireland have won 2 games while 1 match ended without a result.
The Irish side haven’t qualified for the World Cup but the series against England will provide exposure to their young players. On the other hand, the English side have an opportunity to test their bench strength which might help them in case of any forced changes that they might have to make in the 15-member squad for the World Cup.