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Cricket Match Information:
West Indies vs Ireland first T20 cricket game will be played on Wednesday at Grenada. West Indies won the three-match ODI cricket series by a 3-0 margin. Except for the second ODI game, two other games were completely one-sided. This cricket series is going to be beneficial for the preparation of the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Our prediction expert reckons it is going to be a one-sided game of cricket.
- Tournament: Ireland tour of West Indies 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: ODI
- Cricket match time: 10:30 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 15.01.2020
- 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 recently taken over the captaincy in the limited overs format.
West Indies comfortably beat Ireland in the three-match ODI cricket series. Pollard would now want West Indies to beat Ireland with aplomb as well. West Indies were beaten by India in the recently concluded T20 cricket series.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game in India.
Here is our prediction of West Indies’ playing XI:
- Evin Lewis
- SO Hetmyer
- N Pooran
- Keiron Pollard
- Evin Lewis
- HR Walsh
- Rovman Powell
- SS Cottrell
- Brandon King
- K Pierre
- Kesrick Williams
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 been beaten comfortably in the ODI cricket series but would like to make amends in the shorter format of the game. They would be looking at their younger members of the squad to impress, keeping the upcoming T20 World Cup in mind.
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 beat Ireland by a 3-0 margin in the three-match ODI cricket series. Ireland will once again have a tough task on their hand in the upcoming T20 cricket series. West Indies are a different sort of beast in the T20 format. In fact, they are the defending champions in the format.
The toughest cricket game that was played in the ODI cricket series was the second ODI, where West Indies needed to chase down the total of 238 runs. At the halfway mark, it looked like a straightforward victory for West Indies. 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 a leadership change for Ireland as well as Andy Balbirnie has replaced William Porterfield as skipper of Ireland. Ireland, under Balbirnie, would like to show that they are ready for the upcoming World T20 cricket series.
Our prediction is of a one-sided victory for West Indies in the cricket game and series. They are a strong side in home conditions like many other sides. They are full of class due to the presence of players like Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer and of course Keiron Pollard. Ireland will have to bowl a lot better than they have to restrict their opponents.
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 – Evin Lewis (WI), Paul Stirling (IRE)
Top Bowler – Sheldon Cottrell (WI), Boyd Rankin (IRE)
Most Sixes – Evin Lewis (WI), Paul Stirling (IRE)
Man of the Match – Evin Lewis (WI)
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies (220+), Ireland (140+)
Our Official Partner Odds for West Indies vs Ireland
West Indies – 1.14
Ireland – 4.60
*odds may change anytime