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Cricket Match Information:
West Indies vs Ireland third ODI cricket game will be played on Sunday at Grenada. West Indies won the first game handsomely by five wickets with lots of overs to spare. However, the second cricket game really pushed their limits as West Indies won the game in the final over with just one wicket left. Our prediction expert reckons this is going to be the best cricket game for Ireland on this tour.
- Tournament: Ireland tour of West Indies 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: ODI
- Cricket match time: 06:30 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 12.01.2020
- Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada
- Weather: Temperature: 20 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- 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 have now registered a much-needed cricket series win over Ireland. This series win is also important because it has come in their own conditions and that is always to get the local crowd behind the team.
Our prediction is of some changes to their 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. After being brushed aside in the opening cricket game, Ireland nearly pulled off a win in their second game but lost the composure at the end.
Our prediction is of 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 held their nerves to get the unassailable lead against Ireland in the three-match cricket series. Ireland pushed their opponents to the brink but could not keep their composure during the later stages of the game to clinch the match.
West Indies needed to chase down a total of 238 runs in their last game and at the half-way mark, it looked like they would cruise to the series win. However, Ireland kept picking up the wickets and never allowed West Indies to get ahead in the game. In fact, at one stage, they had West Indies seven down for under 150 score. However, the lower order of West Indies showed exemplary temperament and won the game and the series for the home side.
Ireland, on the other hand, would still be looking to make the most of the opportunity to tour an international side. There has been leadership change for Ireland and Andy Balbirnie has replaced William Porterfield as 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 their last leg of their career, it is important for the other players to step up on this tour.
Our prediction is of another tight win for West Indies. They would surely be looking to make some changes to their eleven in the next game and that would be an opportunity for Ireland to get a win on the board for themselves. However, they will have to do the basics a lot right than they did in the last game.
Toss prediction? – West Indies pitches tend 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 (260+), Ireland (220+)
Our Official Partner Odds for West Indies vs Ireland
West Indies – 1.14
Ireland – 5.20
*odds may change anytime