The biggest summer in English cricketing history gets underway today when Eoin Morgan’s men take on Ireland in a one-off One Day International at Malahide.

The build-up has been dominated by the fall out from Alex Hales’ removal from the World Cup squad, but England have acted quickly and will now be looking to switch the focus to matters on the field.

For some reason preparations ahead of the World Cup see England take on Pakistan in a T20 international in Cardiff on Sunday, so Friday’s clash in Dublin takes on greater significance.

With their World Cup opener against South Africa less than four weeks away there are still a number of questions that need to be answered. Friday’s clash and the upcoming series against Pakistan will go some way to answering them.

Ahead of their opening clash of what promises to be a huge 2019, let’s take a look at some of the key talking points.