TOSS: Ireland wins the toss and chooses to bat first.
On Thursday, Ireland played its first international match since a T20I series against Afghanistan in Greater Noida, India, in March, and the first against England in more than a year. It struggled against the world champion, suffering a top-order collapse, and the first ODI turned out to be a one-sided one.
For Ireland, therefore, the second ODI today will be an opportunity to show it has learnt its lessons from the six-wicket defeat. Held in a bio-bubble, the three-match series will be played at only one venue – the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
England shone through in the first match despite the absence of some of its top stars. Sam Billings and David Willey made a mark with the bat and ball, respectively.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), James Vince, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Tom Banton, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood.
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Kevin O’Brien, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Josh Little, Craig Young.