A sensational Shamarh Brooks debut saw West Indies winning the opener of the three-match ODI series against Ireland. After being at 59/1, West Indies lost 3 wickets in succession, fancying a comeback from Ireland, before Kieron Pollard – Shamarh Brooks partnership added 155 runs in just 136 balls. The Result: Ireland falling short of 24 runs of West Indies’ 269.
Moving on to the 2nd game, a win here will seal the series for the home team. On the other hand, the visitors will have their batting-allrounder, Paul Stirling, back in action after returning negative Covid-19 tests. However, they will miss Ben White and Simi Singh for Covid and Andy McBrine, who had to retire hurt after being struck on the helmet in the first ODI.
The game will commence at 9.30 PM local time in Sabina Park of Kingston. For Indian viewers, the game will start at 8.00 PM local time.
West Indies vs Ireland – Match Preview
After a 3-0 series loss in their previous ODI outing against Pakistan, West Indies won their first game against Ireland to take a 1-0 lead. This win also fetched them 10 ODI Super League points, moving them to the 4th spot they currently share with their counterparts in this series, Ireland. This series, as expected, is a huge opportunity for the Kieron Pollard side to earn a full 30 points.
On the other hand, Ireland, without the service of some of their lead players, came so close to the Windies total, thanks to their skipper Andy Balbirnie and Harry Tector’s crucial partnership. However, Ireland’s momentum fell off when they lost both the batters in a span of just 2 overs, and suddenly there were two new batters in the middle. For the talent they possess on the side, a few more consistent contributions from the others will give Ireland a much-needed boost in this format.
WI vs IRE – Team Previews
The exclusion of Shimron Hetmyer as he couldn’t meet the fitness standard the team management demands is disheartening for the West Indies captain, Kieron Pollard, who himself has come after 5-6 weeks of a hamstring injury. Men in maroon also miss Sunil Narine’s participation due to the same fitness issue. However, the side that won the game for them in the first game is expected to play the next.
Shai Hope, Justin Greaves, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Kieron Pollard, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein
As already mentioned, Simi Singh, Ben White, and Andy Mcbrine will miss the 2nd game too for various reasons. However, the incoming all-rounder, Stirling, will strengthen the side's batting line-up. It is also come to notice that the Ireland captain, Andy Balbirnie and wicket-keeper Lorcan Tucker tested positive and will miss the 2nd ODI.
William Porterfield, Paul Stirling (c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Josh Little
Find below, the odds for the online cricket bettors concerning the second ODI match between West Indies and Ireland:
Note: Odds correct at the time of publishing. Please check the official bookmaker site before placing a bet.
WI vs IRE Head to Head
- Matches Played: 12
- West Indies Won: 10
- Ireland Won: 1
- Tie/NR: 1
Ireland’s only win against West Indies in ODI format has come in the 2014-15 World Cup in Saxton Oval, Nelson.
WI vs IRE Dream11 Prediction
Find out the Dream11 fantasy team line-up for the 2nd ODI match between West Indies and Ireland:
- Paul Stirling
- Harry Tector
- Shmarh Brooks
- Shai Hope
- Nicholas Pooran (C)
- Kieron Pollard (WK)
- Mark Adair
- Romario Shepherd
- Craig Young
- Odean Smith
- Alzarri Joseph
WI vs IRE 2nd ODI Match Prediction
West Indies, the home side, will start as a favorite with their players clicking at the right time, especially their bowlers. Moreover, the conditions in Kingston will favor the home side as they have won 23 in 37 matches so far.
Paul Stirling needs another 18 runs to reach 5,000 ODI runs. While doing so, he will be the first Ireland batsman to reach the milestone.