Only Test Ireland vs England, Day 1 Test Match, Watch Live Score.Only Test, Ireland tour of England at Lord’s, Jul 24-27 2019
England win toss and bat!
“Looks dry underneath,” says Root, who confirms two spinners, and two debutants. “Hopefully we can get ourselves in and make a big score. We need to find that formula we played in St Lucia, set those foundations early, a great opportunity today.”
Porterfield isn’t fazed at bowling first, “we’ll look to make inroads in the first hour and take it from there.”
Mark Adair debuts, Andy McBrine plays..
England 1 Jason Roy, 2 Rory Burns, 3 Joe Denly, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Jack Leach, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 Olly Stone
Ireland 1 Will Porterfield (capt), 2 Paul Stirling, 3 Andy Balbirnie, 4 James McCollum, 5 Kevin O’Brien, 6 Gary Wilson (wk), 7 Mark Adair, 8 Andy McBrine, 9 Stuart Thompson, 10 Boyd Rankin, 11 Tim Murtagh