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Cricket Match Information:
West Indies vs Ireland second ODI cricket game will be played on Thursday at Barbados. West Indies won the first game handsomely by five wickets with lots of overs to spare. Ireland have arrived in West Indies for a three-match ODI and T20 cricket series. If Ireland have to stay alive in the ODI series, they will have to win the next cricket game. Our expert prediction is of another tough game for Ireland.
- Tournament: Ireland tour of West Indies 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: ODI
- Cricket match time: 10:30 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 09.01.2020
- Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
- Weather: Temperature: 30 degrees, Thunderstorms: 20%
- Team A: West Indies
- Team B: Ireland
- Team A Captain: Keiron Pollard
- Team B Captain: Andy Balbirnie
West Indies are being led by Keiron Pollard in this cricket series. Pollard has replaced Jason Holder as skipper recently and has impressed one and all with his captaincy in India.
After enduring the tough tour of India where West Indies fought well but could not quite get the results, they now have the opportunity to get some win on the board against Ireland. They have begun well by winning the first ODI cricket game and it remains to be seen if they can remain consistent. West Indies have decided to rest all-rounder and former skipper Jason Holder for this cricket series.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of West Indies’ playing XI:
- Shai Hope
- SO Hetmyer
- N Pooran
- Keiron Pollard
- Evin Lewis
- HR Walsh
- Keemo Paul
- SS Cottrell
- Brandon King
- Roston Chase
- Alzarri Joseph
Ireland are being led by Andy Balbirnie in this cricket series. He has replaced William Porterfield as the skipper, which is a big feat in itself as Porterfield has been the old warhorse for Ireland for a long time.
Ireland do not get too many opportunities to play against the top sides, hence, this series is going to be a great opportunity for their players to garner some much-needed experience. They have not begun in an ideal manner though, they lost the first ODI cricket game easily against the hosts.
Our prediction is of almost the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Ireland’s playing XI:
- Andy Balbirnie
- Paul Stirling
- GJ Delany
- Andy McBrine
- Kevin O’Brien
- William Porterfield
- Boyd Rankin
- Simi Singh
- LJ Tucker
- Mark Adair
- BJ McCarthy
Expert Prediction: WI vs IRE
West Indies are hosting Ireland for a three-match ODI and three-match T20 cricket series. They have already begun well by winning the first encounter easily. This will be the first time these two teams are going to take on each other in a bilateral cricket series. The last time West Indies took on Ireland was in a tri-nation cricket series played in May 2019.
West Indies recently toured India where they took on Afghanistan and India in an ODI and T20 cricket series each. Although West Indies could not achieve lots of success in terms of series win, they impressed with personnel who are being given consistent run under current management. Keiron Pollard, the new skipper, has shown a no non-sense attitude and looks really hungry to get West Indies back on track.
Ireland, on the other hand, would be looking to make the most of the opportunity to tour an international side. There has been a leadership change for Ireland and Andy Balbirnie has replaced William Porterfield as the skipper of Ireland. Their experienced players like Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien have done a lot for Irish Cricket and now that they are on the last leg of their career, it is important for other players to step up on this tour.
Our prediction is of an emphatic win for West Indies in this game of cricket as well. Led by a superlative performance from Evin Lewis, West Indies easily chased down the target of 181 runs set by Ireland in the first cricket game. Even then, it felt like West Indies did not play at their absolute best. Hence, Ireland have their task cut out if they want to have a comeback.
Toss prediction? – West Indies pitches have a tendency to get slower as the game progresses and that will make run scoring difficult for the chasing sides. Hence, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bat first.
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman – Shai Hope (WI), Paul Stirling (IRE)
Top Bowler – Sheldon Cottrell (WI), Boyd Rankin(IRE)
Most Sixes – Shai Hope (WI), Paul Stirling (IRE)
Man of the Match – Shai Hope (WI)
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies (320+), Ireland (220+)
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