Trio handed England debuts
Former Ireland seamer Boyd Rankin was handed his England ODI debut against his old team-mates in the RSA Challenge match in Dublin.
The 29-year-old, who made 37 appearances for his homeland before switching allegiance, was one of three new caps in the England side at Malahide.
Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry, who played one Test match against Bangladesh three years ago, and Yorkshire's Gary Ballance also made their first ODI appearances.
England, captained by another Irishman in Eoin Morgan, left out Danny Briggs, Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton from the squad available.
England were resting a host of players after their summer Ashes exertions, including regular skipper Alastair Cook.
Three of them - Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root and Jonathan Trott - are due to link up with the squad for Friday's first one-dayer against Australia at Headingley.
Rankin was set to get an early chance to impress after Morgan won the toss and chose to bowl.
Ireland's side included a former England player in Sussex batsman Ed Joyce.
A 10,000 crowd was anticipated as Ireland sought a repeat of their famous 2011 World Cup defeat of their neighbours.