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Kolkata Ireland captain Andrew Balbarney Believed to be able to upset and beat world champions England in their backyard.
Take ireland Eoin MorganWorld Cup winners England team in three one-day internationals starting on 30 July in Southampton.
The matches represent Ireland’s first fixtures as part of the new World Cup Super League – the qualification process for the 2023 ICC World Cup.
The Balbini-led team will leave for Dublin on a special charter flight to Southampton on Saturday.
“I think every game you play for Ireland nowadays is under pressure. On top of an ODI against a world champion the World Cup qualifier brings some pressure, but I think we showed in the last few months or in the former Kovid That is when the pressure was met by our performance, ”Balbini told reporters at a press conference.
England will have a lot of uncapped players for the ODI series, led by World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan.
“Yes, this is a team that would be inexperienced but there are also some core people who were there when they won the World Cup last year. Neither team has played any. Cricket It will be interesting to see in a long time.
“I am convinced. We can compete with them when we are at our best. We need to hit the ground as the game progresses. Anything can happen in cricket. So there is no reason ( Why) We can’t go out. And beat the world champion in our own backyard, “said Balbini, 29, who was appointed captain last November.
The top-order batsman also said that the ongoing England and West Indies three-Test series in England that had resumed cricket after the COVID-19 epidemic caused him to go on about his business It gives confidence to travel and go.
“It is challenging and unique in a bio bubble. But after watching the Test match between England West Indies … it gives us a lot of confidence that at the end of the day it is a type of our skill and what we are there for are doing.
“I am definitely excited. It has been realized one Christmas Eve. Going away and playing international cricket against the world champions. This is an opportunity that we were not sure we would start the summer. But the work done by the ECB and Cricket Ireland is amazing, ”said Balbirni, who has played three Tests, 67 ODIs and 43 T20 matches for Ireland.
He further said that England team does not have all-rounder Ben Stokes, who will work in their favor.
“Luckily for us, because he is a world-class player who is not in the one-day team.”
Off-spinner Simi Singh, who also attended the media conference via the Zoom platform, said: “The preparations have been very good so far. Very keen to play against the world champions.”
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