England vs Ireland 2020: 2nd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips - Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

England vs Ireland 2020: 2nd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Moeen Ali doesn’t get a lot of chance to bat, so you can drop him in any of your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings
Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Match Details

The 2nd ODI of the three-match series between England and Ireland will be played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton.

This match starts at 3 PM Local time (6.30 PM IST) (1 PM GMT). It will be Live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and Live streaming will be available on Sony Live.


The absence of the key players didn’t stop England from continuing their run over the victory line where they left off in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. David Willey and Sam Billings had a successful return as they brought up the victory in the series starter with the likes of Eoin Morgan and co.

There wasn’t any watch-out performance from Ireland except the debutant, Curtis Campher, who contributed well with both bat and ball along with Andy McBrine. It will be a difficult task for Ireland to go up in the 2nd ODI as the hosts will look to seal the series at the same venue.

Weather Report

The weather predictions hint that skies will stay cloudy during the match and temperature will be around 22 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

The surfaces in England are helpful for pacers in general as they enjoyed some swing and picked up a lot of wickets with the new ball. Batsmen will be looking to take on spinners in the middle overs of the game.

Average 1st innings score:​ 248 (29 ODIs played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 13; Lost – 14; Tied – 0; NR – 2

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Injury & Availability News

Barry McCarthy walked off the field hobbling while bowling his first over. He is doubtful for this game.

Playing XIs


Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow(w), James Vince, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan(c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood


Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Harry Tector, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker(w), Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Craig Young

Top Picks

Jason Roy and James Vince had a good start in the last game but didn’t push it to the end. Bairstow failed to contribute with the bat and still he averages around 80 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. David Willey will be a must-have pick in your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings played well in the middle order and are expected to do the same in the next match. Moeen Ali has done nothing with the ball but can dominate the opposition bowlers once he gets a chance to bat.

Curtis Campher scored his maiden fifty and got a scalp in his debut game against England. Andy McBrine and Paul Stirling the experienced Irish batters have to make a comeback before losing the series. Gareth Delany comes to bat at the top-order and can score big if he gets settled. Kevin O Brien will do the late hitting along with Lorcan Tucker and Curtis Campher. Boyd Rankin will be the key bowler for Ireland if he gets a chance to play.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

Captain Options: ​Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan

Vice-Captain Options:  Jason Roy, David Willey

Suggested Playing XIs for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – ​ Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings

Batsman – ​ Jason Roy (C), Eoin Morgan, Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie

All-Rounders – Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher

Bowlers – ​ Saqib Mahmood, David Willey (VC), Andy McBrine, Craig Young



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Suggested Playing XIs for Grand/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – ​ Jonny Bairstow (C), Lorcan Tucker

Batsman – ​ Eoin Morgan (VC), James Vince, Paul Stirling

All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany

Bowlers – ​ Saqib Mahmood, David Willey, Andy McBrine


Expert Advice:​

Moeen Ali doesn’t get a lot of chance to bat, so you can drop him in any of your Dream11 Fantasy teams and can take Gareth Delany or Tom Curran. Delany comes to bat at the top-order and also bowls a few overs and Tom Curran could take wickets.

Probable Winners

England is expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.