One day international cricket is returning, after almost 5 months. People are excited to see some limited over action. England will take Ireland for 3 match ODI series starting from 30th July. Here are some stats related to the series.
1-7 – Ireland has only won once in England. They have defeated Bangladesh by 6 wickets in the 2009 World T20 in England. Since then, Ireland has played 4 T20Is, 2 ODIs and 1 test and has lost all the games
3– All the games of this series will be played on the same ground which is Ages Bowl, Southampton. This is the first time that more than 2 games are being played on a single venue in England in Men's international cricket.
96– Boyd Rankin has picked 96 ODI wickets while presenting Ireland. He needs four wickets to be the second bowler for Ireland after Kevin O' Brien (113) to pick 100 wickets while representing Ireland. Rankin has total 106 ODI wickets under his belt, out of which he has got 10 wickets by playing for England.
146– Adil Rashid has picked 146 wickets for England in ODIs. He needs four more wickets to be the first England spinner and 5th England bowler to have 150 wickets in one day international.
5-0– England has won all of its 5 matches played on this venue since 2016. They had lost 5 consecutive games in Southampton before staring their winning streak on this ground.
193– Eoin Morgan has hit 193 sixes in ODI format for playing for England. He needs seven more to become the first England player to smash 200 sixes in ODI format.
Morgan has 209 sixes in international cricket as England captain. He needs 3 more to sixes to surpass MS Dhoni (211), who is sitting on the top for most sixes in international cricket as a captain.
1910– Andy Balbirnie has scored 1910 runs in one day international so far. He needs 90 more runs to become the 7th player from Ireland to score more than 2000 runs in ODI cricket. If he scores 90 in the next match he will be the 3rd fastest player for Ireland to score 2000.