Upbeat West Indies look to seal the series 2-0!
West Indies will win the match !
West Indies has been on the rise after Kieron Pollard took over the captaincy duties and they put on another clinical all-round performance against the Ireland team. West Indies will look to continue their good showing against the international newbies Ireland team. They have a quality bowling and batting attack that suits perfectly for these conditions.
Ireland team doesn’t get more opportunities outside the ICC tournaments to play against better teams. They need to put some spirited performances and stretch West Indies so that other teams will look for a full-fledged tour against them. We can expect a good contest between these teams in this match.
West Indies batting unit was hugely untested in the small chase of 181 runs. Evin Lewis single handedly chased the target with his 99* and missed his century agonizingly by a run or in fact by some inches. Brandon King and Roston Chase helped to build partnerships along with Evin Lewis in the match. West Indies had an excellent day with the ball as all the bowlers used took wickets.
Alzarri Joseph was the Man of the match for his performance of 4/32 with the ball. Keemo Paul and Sheldon Cotrell too chipped in crucial wickets at middle overs to derail the opposition`s batting. Spinners Roston Chase and Hayden Walsh strangled the opposition with tight bowling and had combined match figures of 20-0-65-3.
Nicholas Pooran – Nicholas Pooran is one of the classy batsmen in West Indies unit who can play crispy drives and powerful slogs and hoicks. He looked to take on Ireland in the last match but failed to convert his 12-ball 17 start.
Hayden Walsh – Walsh is expected to the next big thing in West Indies spin department & he provided good control with figures of 10-0-30-2 last match. He will develop as a player as he gets more experience and exposure at the international stage.
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Hayden Walsh, Keemo Paul, Brandon King, Sheldon Cotrell, Alzarri Joseph, Roston Chase
Kieron Pollard, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Khary Pierre, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr, Nicholas Pooran, Sheldon Cottrell, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph
Ireland batting unit failed to put a competitive score on board with just 180 runs on board. Lorcan Tucker (31 runs) and Mark Adair (29 runs) put a valiant partnership in the lower middle order to take them to a respectable score. All top four batsmen scored between 16 & 19 but failed to make a mark with a big score.
Simi Singh and Boyd Rankin provided good control and but were not possible to cause a big threat to West Indies. They had combined figures of 17-1-70-3 in the match. Andy McBrine and Barry McCarthy chipped in with a wicket each to contribute to the team. Mark Adair was taken for 24 runs in just 2 overs he bowled the last match.
Andrew Balbirnie – Balbirnie must stand up with the bat and score crucial runs to build partnerships at the top. He holds the vital No.3 position in the batting order and will need to be consistently amongst the runs.
Simi Singh – Spinner Simi Singh caused trouble to West Indies batting and took the wickets of Brandon King and Shimron Hetmyer. Simi Singh will be expected a big role in this series as their lone spinner.
Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie (c), William Porterfield, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin
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Kevin O'Brien, Mark Richard Adair, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, WTS Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Barry McCarthy, WB Rankin, Lorcan Tucker, Gareth Delany, Andy Balbirnie
Barbados has a cloudy and breezy climate with 40-50% chance of rain. But we expect the rain won’t be strong enough to abandon the match.
Kensington Oval is one of the lively pitches which have good pace and bounce for the pace bowlers. We can expect average scores in range of 250-260 runs here.
Both teams will look to chase the target with rain threat and DLS equation on mind.
West Indies beat Ireland with ease in the first match with almost 17 overs remaining. Kieron Pollard has instilled confidence in the team and they have the skills to deliver at big stages. Ireland's team does not have a good international schedule like other teams. But, they will look to most use of the few matches they get to play.
We expect West Indies to win this match!
West Indies will win the match !