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West Indies vs Ireland, WI vs IRE, Today Match Prediction 08 January 2022

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

269/10 in 48.5


245/10 in 49.1


Toss Winner - Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl first

West Indies beat Ireland by 24 runs

Host West Indies eye a strong start against Ireland

  • In 2019, West Indies completed a 3-0 whitewash over Ireland in three-match ODI series played in West Indies.
  • Paul Stirling, Simi Singh and Andrew Balbirnie have been consistent performers for Ireland in the 50-over format.
  • Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran and Akeal Hossein have done well for West Indies in the limited-over format.

Expect West Indies to beat Ireland in the 1st ODI played at Jamaica.

Tournament: Ireland tour of West Indies, 2022 | Format: ODI | Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica | Toss: To Bat

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Host West Indies will be looking to start their season on a decent note when they face Ireland in the opening game of the ODI series played at Sabina Park, Jamaica on Saturday.

After missing the tour of Pakistan due to injury, Captain Kieron Pollard will lead the side for the three-match ODI series.. The all-rounder will be hoping that the side can continue their decent form in the three-match ODI series.

On the other hand, Ireland will be hoping to have a good start in the limited-overs series. Captain Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that the side can put in a decent show with bat and ball.

Based on overall record, West Indies have won 10 matches out of 12 played against Ireland. One game has ended has been abandoned.

West Indies Preview

The visitors will be looking to bring in experienced players like Kieron Pollard, Roston Chase and Devon Thomas into the playing XI for the opening game of the ODI series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Shai Hope, Devon Thomas, Nicholas Pooran, all-rounders Roston Chase and Kieron Pollard to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Alzarri Joseph, Jason Holder, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd and Akeal Hosein to provide crucial breakthroughs.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Devon Thomas, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shamarh Brooks, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Jayden Seales and Alzarri Joseph.

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Justin Greaves, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Odean Smith

Ireland Preview

Skipper Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that the side can show discipline in all three departments against West Indies.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on swashbuckling opener Paul Stirling, skipper Andrew Balbirnie, middle-order trio of Curtis Campher, Harry Tector and Simi Singh to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since 1st Jan 2021, Pugnacious opener Paul Stirling was the standout performer with the bat. In 14 matches played, Stirling has accumulated 705 runs at an average of 54.23 with three centuries and two half-centuries.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Andy McBrine, Craig Young,  Joshua Little and Simi Singh to provide timely breakthroughs.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Harry Tector, Neil Rock ,Curtis Campher, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Joshua Little.

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Craig Young, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, William Porterfield, Joshua Little, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie

W. speed
W. direction
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2.43 k/h
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2.55 k/h
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2.48 k/h
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5.99 k/h
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6.79 k/h
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7.58 k/h
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Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will provide an interesting battle between bat and ball. The weather for Saturday's game is expected to be bright sunshine with no sign of rain.

Venue Details

Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica is going to host the opening game of the one-day series between Ireland and West Indies.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bat first and post a competitive score on the board. Average first innings for Jamaica is around 230 runs.

Based on current form, West Indies will be favorites to win their opening game against Ireland. With likes of Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks and Nicholas Pooran in excellent form with the bat this season, West Indies will be looking to post a mammoth score on the board.


Expect West Indies to beat Ireland in the 1st ODI played at Jamaica.


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Author: Shoaib Z.