ENG vs IRE One-Off Test Prediction 01 Jun 2023

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England vs Ireland

Ireland tour of England 2023

  • Date: 2023-06-01
  • Start Time: 11:00
  • Location: Lord's, London
  • Tournament: Ireland tour of England 2023
  • Format: Test Matches
  • Prediction By: Malcolm Richards

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  • Prediction:
    England to Win
  • Best Odds:
    England: 1.13
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England and Ireland are set to clash in the solitary test match of the Ireland tour of England 2023 at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in London starting from June 1. The upcoming test match also holds significance for England as they will begin their campaign in the new cycle of the World Test Championship from 2023 to 2025.

  • England has been in impressive form, winning four out of their last five test matches. They will be looking to continue their winning streak and maintain their good form in the upcoming match against Ireland.
  • On the other hand, Ireland has been struggling as they have suffered defeats in all of their last five test matches. Their recent form has not been favorable, and they will be eager to turn things around and secure a positive result against England.
  • After missing out on finishing in the top two in the previous two cycles, England will be determined to make a strong start and compete for the championship title in this new cycle.

ENG vs IRE – One-off Test – Venue Details

Venue: Lord’s, London

Date: June 1st

Time: 11:00 (local)

ENG vs IRE – One-off Test – Team Previews


In their previous outing in the Test format, England found themselves on the wrong side of a thrilling contest against New Zealand, marking one of the most nail-biting encounters of the year. Three months ago in Wellington, they suffered a series-equalling one-run defeat, following a heavy 267-run loss in Mount Maunganui.

As England gears up for their upcoming match, the team composition is not entirely settled. From opener Zak Crawley to the struggling middle-order batsman Harry Brook, and the returning Jonny Bairstow, who is still recovering from a significant leg injury and won’t be fully tested in a five-day match before the Ashes, weaknesses can be identified throughout the lineup. Even star all-rounder Ben Stokes faces management concerns due to a persistent knee injury.

On a positive note, right-arm medium-fast bowler Josh Tongue is poised to make his international debut for England, bringing fresh talent to the team. However, experienced seamer James Anderson is set to miss the upcoming test match as he focuses on preparations for the highly anticipated Ashes series against Australia.


Ireland’s journey in international Test cricket has seen them compete in six matches without registering a victory. Facing the giants of the format, the Irish team will need to display immense resilience to cause an upset. The outcome at Lord’s will heavily rely on the performances of Ireland’s captain Andrew Balbirnie, along with key players Harry Tector and Andy McBrine.

In their recent encounter against Sri Lanka, Ireland posted an impressive first-innings total of 492 runs. However, their joy quickly turned to disappointment as Sri Lanka responded with a massive score of 704 runs before declaring their innings. In the third innings, Ireland struggled and could only manage 202 runs, resulting in a defeat by an innings and 10 runs.

Notably, Paul Stirling, James McCollum, and Harry Tector have showcased their batting prowess with centuries, including in the practice match against Essex. However, Ireland’s preparations have been overshadowed by the absence of their star bowler, Josh Little, who recently featured in the IPL final but has limited experience with the red ball.

ENG vs IRE – One-off Test – Probable Playing XI’s

England: B Duckett, Z Crawley, Ollie Pope, J Root, B Stokes (Cap), H Brook, J Bairstow (wk), S Broad, Matthew Potts, Josh Tongue, J Leach

Ireland: P Stirling, J McCollum, A Balbirnie (Cap), Harry Tector, C Campher, Peter Moor, Lorcan Tucker (wk), A McBrine, Tom Mayes, Matt Foster, Foinn Hand

ENG vs IRE – One-off Test – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction

The Lord’s pitch predominantly favors the bowlers, providing assistance for swing bowling in both directions. The fast bowlers will relish the pace and bounce offered by the pitch, which can create trouble for the batsmen. Considering the overcast conditions in the morning, teams would likely prefer to bowl first to capitalize on the favorable bowling conditions.

ENG vs IRE – One-off Test – Win Prediction

England are clear favourites and should easily beat Ireland in this test match.