Oct 26, 2022, 09:55 IST

2022 ICC World T20: Super 12 Stage England vs Ireland Preview


England began their 2022 T20 World Cup campaign with a win over Ireland. Their next game comes up against Ireland at the MCG. A win for the English will solidify their place at the top of the table with the Kiwis set to play later in the day at the same ground.

Venue – Melbourne Cricket Ground

Time – 930 AM IST

Likely pitch conditions –

Just as we saw in the game between India and Pakistan, it is expected to be a belter of a pitch with runs on it. Since this will be an evening game, it will be even more easier to bat on. The teams will enjoy batting first with some swing on offer during the 2nd innings of the game. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first and chase down the score none the less.

Likely England playing XI –

J. Buttler, A. Hales, D. Malan, B. Stokes, L. Livingstone, H. Brook, M. Ali, S. Curran, C. Woakes, A. Rashid and M. Wood

Likely Ireland XI –

P. Stirling, A. Balbirnie, L. Tucker, H. Tector, C. Campher, G. Dockrell, G. Delaney, M. Adair, S. Singh, B. McCarthy and J. Little.

Head to head record –

Matches played -1

Wins for England – 1

T20I record at MCG –

Games played -16

Matches won by home team – 9

Matches won by visiting/ neutral side – 6

No result -1

Matches won after 1st batting – 5

Matches won after 2nd batting -10

Matches won after winning the toss – 8

Matches won after losing the toss – 7

Highest scorer at MCG – 89 – David Warner vs SA

Best bowling at MCG – 4/30 Josh Hazlewood vs England

Approaching milestones –

·Jos Buttler needs 105 runs more to score 2500 runs in T20I cricket

·Ben Stokes needs 23 runs more to score 500 runs in T20I cricket

·Moeen Ali needs 5 more runs to score 1000 runs in T20I cricket

·Simi Singh needs 6 more wickets to reach the 50 mark in T20I cricket