England's Ashes heroes angry and frustrated over playing against Ireland

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London, Aug. 26 (ANI): Six of England's Ashes-winning heroes flew to Ireland last night for a match that has left them angry and frustrated.

They believe it is ridiculous they must play a one-day international in Belfast tomorrow in the same week as their epic win over the Aussies at The Oval.

The players already have a packed schedule of two Twenty20 matches and seven one-dayers against Australia in the next three weeks.

The ECB, however, insists England must face Ireland and Scotland in alternate years to spread the cricket gospel in those countries.

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior admitted: "It's not ideal. But the boys have got their heads around it and now we're concentrating on the job."

Andrew Strauss is having a break, so Paul Collingwood will captain the team. The five other travelling Oval stars are Jonathan Trott, Prior, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Jimmy Anderson. (ANI)

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