Will Ireland go a notch higher in this match?
West Indies will win the match!
West Indies won the series by 2-0 margin after beating Ireland in the second ODI match. West Indies did not win the match straightforward easily as in the first match. They were pushed to the brink with Ireland giving everything they have to put on a spirited performance.
Ireland failed to grab the crunch moments and they succumbed to defeat by 1 wicket margin. West Indies will look to test their bench strength while Ireland will look to continue their good showing and look to beat West Indies in this match. Ireland will take confidence from their performance in the last match.
West Indies batting was challenged by the Irish bowling unit in the last match and some crucial lower-order contributed saved their team. Kieron Pollard and Nicholas Pooran made a vital partnership to build a platform after their team was struggling at 76/4.
Hayden Walsh, Khary Pierre, and Alzarri Joseph made runs lower down the order to finish the chase. Alzarri Joseph has identical bowling figures of 4/32 in both the matches and was MoM in both the matches. Sheldon Cotrell bowled well to take 3 wickets and was the perfect partner for Joseph. Khary Pierre and Hayden Walsh failed to make an impact in the match with their bowling.
Kieron Pollard – Pollard shared a 64-run partnership with Pooran to rescue their team. He smashed 4 sixes and was looking to cope with the scoring rate with rain threat looming in middle phases.
Sheldon Cotrell – Sheldon Cotrell has emerged as the leader of the pace attack with consistent performances in the last two years. He has 5 wickets in 2 matches this series and will look to add more wickets to his tally.
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Hayden Walsh, Jason Holder, Brandon King/Sunil Ambris, Sheldon Cotrell, Alzarri Joseph, Roston Chase
Kieron Pollard, Brandon King, Sunil Ambris , Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Oshane Thomas, Alzarri Joseph
Ireland will be dejected with their close loss in this low scoring thrilling match. Paul Stirling made a brilliant 63 runs off 77 runs opening the batting. William Porterfield, Simi Singh, and Kevin O Brian contributed with 30+ cameos to take their team to a respectable total of 237 runs.
Simi Singh was the star with the ball taking 3 crucial wickets. Andy McBrine and Barry McCarthy took 2 crucial wickets and gave runs at an economy rate of less than 4 RPO. Boyd Rankin too chipped in with a decent spell of 10-0-36-1. Mark Adair will be disappointed with his bo0wling and his missed run-out chance in the final over of the match.
Paul Stirling – Stirling returned to form with his fifty and helped his team to build a good platform with a 50+ partnership with Porterfield. He will be dejected as he failed to kick on and post a big century in this match.
Simi Singh – Simi Singh had an all-round performance with 34 runs and 3 wickets in the match. He dismissed Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, and Romario Shepherd in the last game.
Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie (c), William Porterfield, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair/Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin
James McCollum, Kevin O'Brien, Mark Richard Adair, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, CA Young, WTS Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Barry McCarthy, Lorcan Tucker, Andy Balbirnie
Barbados has a cloudy and breezy climate with 20% chance of rain. But we expect the rain won’t be strong enough to abandon the match.
Grenada pitch is one of the belters of a track in Caribbean and England posted a 400+ total here in the last match. We can expect average scores over 270 in this pitch.
Both teams will look to chase the target with rain threat and DLS equation on mind. West Indies won both the matches chasing in this series.
West Indies were never allowed to gain ahead in any moment of the match as Ireland kept taking wickets and they won`t take Ireland lightly after this match.
Ireland will be confident after their performance in the last match and will look put on another spirited brave performance here.
We expect West indies to win this match.
West Indies will win the match!