Porterfield: England will be nervous

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Ireland captain William Porterfield has downplayed the understrength nature of England's squad, ahead of Tuesday's one-off ODI in Dublin.

Ireland captain William Porterfield has downplayed the understrength nature of England's squad, ahead of Tuesday's one-off ODI in Dublin.

The English have rested spinner Graeme Swann, fast bowler James Anderson, captain Alastair Cook and batsmen Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen and Joe Root. The uncapped Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, Michael Carberry, Boyd Rankin and Gary Ballance, meanwhile, have been included.

"To be honest I don't really see where it comes from. They have picked a squad to play to play ourselves and Australia and that is it as far as I am concerned. They are putting out as strong a team as they want to put out," said Porterfield.

"They are looking forward to the World Cup in 2015, that is the next big stage for everyone. If you look through their side, there are some pretty exciting young players in there.

"If you look at the performances of all those lads, especially in country cricket, they have all got a future in the game. I'm guessing they'll be pretty nervous as well. For a lot of them it's their first outing in international cricket."

The sides have met five times in ODI cricket, with England triumphant four times. 2011's World Cup Group B fixture in Bangalore, however, saw the Irish win by three wickets on the back of all-rounder Kevin O'Brien's record-breaking century.

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