England will lock horns in the second ODI of the three-match series against Ireland at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, which will take place tomorrow.
White-ball cricket returned on the English soil after a period of almost four months as England and Ireland played the first ODI of the series yesterday. Although Ireland was beaten comfortably at the end but the English batting lineup did stutter before their skipper Eoin Morgan and Sam Billings took the hosts over the line. Ireland struggled right from the onset as Morgan won the toss and sent the visitors to bat first. David Willey was the pick of the bowlers with an outstanding five-wicket haul and it was because of him Ireland were struggling at 28 for the loss of 5 wickets. But it was Curtis Campher’s half century and Andew McBrine’s gritty knock took Ireland to a respectable total. William Porterfield is likely to make a comeback to the playing XI after Ireland’s top order collapsed dramatically in the first game. Morgan, on the other hand, has mentioned to the press that England will go with the same batting lineup and there might be a couple of changes in the bowling lineup. While England and Ireland prepare to collide in the second ODI of the series, you can bring your attention to the markets that I have selected for you to bet on for tomorrow. So, let’s begin:
The hard-hitting batsman is really new to the Three Lions’ ODI scheme of things and to be honest Tom Banton has not managed to impress his skipper with the bat so far. Banton has not been able to reflect his unbelievable exploits in the shortest format of the game in the fifty-over format and as a result he could lose his place from the squad once the regulars are back. Therefore, he only has two matches to prove his worth with the bat and it is not going to be easy, more so because he is not used to batting at number four in white-ball cricket. He has played four matches so far and has managed to score just 61 runs, with his highest being 32 and an average of 20.33. Banton, who is known for his big-hitting abilities, had a strike rate of 45.83 as he managed to crawl to 11 runs from 24 balls during the first ODI at the same venue. Previously, he was made to bat at number six, and he was averaging 25.00, which is much less than what we require to win in this bet. When England bats first, Banton averages 18.00 and when they bat in the second innings, he averages 21.50. William Hill is being generous as they are offering odds of 1.83 for Banton to score less than 33 runs. Would you want to miss this chance?
The Irish legend is expected to play his first game of the series after missing out on the first match. Believe it or not, Porterfield missed an ODI game for Ireland after six years, so that they can accommodate a new face in the team. However, that did not fare well for the visitors as the Ireland batting order literally collapsed like the house of cards in the first game. They will be needing the experience and grit of someone like Porterfield in the second ODI if they would want to win some points for the League. This guy has been in the game for a long time as he has featured in 139 matches for Ireland scoring 4091 runs at an average of 30.75 including 11 hundreds and 17 centuries. Against England he has played nine ODIs and has managed to score 281 runs at an average of 31.22 with one century and one half century to his name. On the English soil, Porterfield has played two matches scoring 95 runs at an average of 47.50 including one fifty to his name. When he plays away from home he maintains an average of 34.03 and on neutral venues, he averages 34.39. In the 2019 season, William Porterfield managed to maintain an average of 30.33 and scored 273 runs including two fifties. Royal Panda is offering odds of 1.83 for this market and if you have taken a note of the numbers I mentioned, I am sure you are aware of the outcome.
‘Captain Morgan’ came to the rescue in the first ODI (you can brush off that smirk, I know you got that Captain Morgan reference) alongside Sam Billings to power England to a wonderful victory. England will have the chance to wrap the series and go 2-0 up and Eoin Morgan will have a role to play with his bat for sure. Morgan has been quite scintillating in white-ball cricket in recent times and there is no reason to believe why he won’t be getting those runs out there tomorrow. Morgan has featured in six matches against his previous nation and has managed to score 305 runs at an astounding average of 76.25 including one century and two fifties. In the year 2019, Morgan amassed 791 runs at an incredible average of 52.73 including two centuries and five half tons. As the skipper of this England ODI side, Eoin Morgan has managed to maintain an average of 45.12. In the second matches of any ODI series, Morgan has racked up 1558 runs in 40 games averaging 53.72 including three centuries and 12 fifties. These numbers should be enough to make you visit the Royal Panda website, who are offering generous odds of 1.83 for this market.