England will collide in the first ODI of the three-match series against Ireland at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, which will take place on Thursday.
International Cricket Council’s (ICC) new Super League format will kickstart with this ODI series between England and Ireland. The 2023 ICC World Cup Qualification will be at stake for Ireland as it is a part of this new Super League format. The 12 full member countries along with Netherlands will have to play four home and away three-match ODI series as a part of this Super League. The top seven teams will automatically qualify for the ICC World Cup 2023, which will be held in India. England will be devoid of their usual figures of the ODI squad as Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Joe Root and Jos Buttler are all going to be preparing themselves for the upcoming Test series against Pakistan. Eoin Morgan of course will be in charge of this team and Paul Collingwood will be looking over the team as England coach Chris Silverwood is currently focussing on Test cricket. On the other hand, Ireland are making their return to international cricket after a while and their skipper Andrew Balbirnie has a task up his sleeves in this forthcoming three-match ODI series. In the meantime, I have assorted three of the best bets from the first ODI for you to bet on. Let’s take a closer look at them, shall we?
England’s prolific opener is back in the ODI squad and he is expected to be amongst runs right from the word go. The year 2019 was phenomenal for Jason Roy as he got the taste of lifting the World Cup after England had beaten New Zealand in the final at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. Roy was maintaining an incredible average of 70.41 in 12 innings and he racked up 845 runs including three hundreds and six half centuries. However, we have got to cut back from there and get to business and deal with the numbers that matter in this market. Roy holds an extremely poor average against Ireland as he has played three matches against them and has managed to score only 20 runs at an average of just 10.00. In this year, Roy has featured in three ODIs for England and has managed to score just 53 runs at an average of 26.50. Under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, Roy maintains an average of 41.34 with 3142 runs under his belt including seven hundreds and 18 half tons. Roy is undoubtedly a brilliant opening batsman but he is not expected to last longer as the England fans are expecting him to be on Thursday.Royal Panda is offering brilliant odds of 1.83 for Roy to score under 55 runs and I feel you should not be wasting any more time.
The England captain Eoin Morgan was on top of his game last year when he powered England to their first ever World Cup trophy in the history of the game. Morgan will be back in action yet again for his side and we are expecting him to lead the way with the bat just as he has done on so many occasions in the past for England. Just a little bit of trivia for you here - Morgan has played against England while he represented his own nation Ireland before! Let that sink in! Morgan has played five matches against Ireland and has notched up 269 runs at an average of 67.25 including one century and two fifties. While playing in England, the England skipper has averaged 44.18, which is just under what we require to win this bet. Just like Roy, Morgan too had a sensational 2019 as he managed to score 791 runs at an average of 52.73 including two centuries and five half centuries. Morgan used to come out to bat at number five but later he thought that number four would be an ideal position for himself to anchor the innings. Therefore, while batting at number four, Morgan has racked up 3099 runs at an average of 46.95 which includes six hundreds and 22 half tons. Head over to the Royal Panda website as they are offering the best odds of 1.83 for Morgan to score at least 45 runs in the first ODI at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Thursday.
There isn’t even an iota of doubt that it is going to be an extremely difficult series for Ireland as they will be resuming international cricket after almost seven months. The last time Ireland played an ODI series was against West Indies back in January 2020. Anyway, let’s not get deviated from the market that is in focus here - Paul Stirling, he is an experienced campaigner for Ireland and is like a household name in the fifty over format for Ireland. However, for us to win this bet, all we need him to do is score less than 35 runs and that’s it, we are going to earn 1.83 times our investment, which is quite a lot considering the perspective of the series. Stirling has played eight matches against England and has managed to score only 181 runs at an average of 22.62 and is yet to score a fifty as well. The Irishman has played just two matches on the English soil and has managed to score 68 runs at an average of 34.00, which is just beneath the market requirement. In the ongoing year, Stirling has scored just 63 runs in three matches at an average of 27.66 and has one half century to his name. When he plays away from home, Stirling averages 34.72 and has 1072 runs under his belt in 31 matches including two centuries and five half tons. Now as you can see that I have given you the numbers which are meeting our requirement and there’s no point wasting any more time.