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West Indies vs Ireland, free match prediction 15 Jan 2020

15 Jan 2020 | 22:30 | National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
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208/7 in 20.0 10.40 winner

West Indies Vs Ireland betting odds

WINDIES

1.12

IRE

5.35

Ireland beat West Indies by 4 runs

T20 Goliath West Indies up against Ireland (David)!

  • West Indies have a 2-1 win-loss record over Ireland in T20Is and their only bilateral series ended as 1-1 stalemate
  • West Indies have lost 4 T20I series from 2019 and has won just 2 out of 12 matches played so far
  • Ireland finished third in T20 qualifiers and qualified to ICC T20 2020 World Cup at Australia

West Indies will win the match !

  • Tournament: West Indies vs Ireland 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
  • Toss: To Bowl

Match Preview

West Indies whitewashed Ireland by 3-0 margin in the ODI series. Every T20I match will lead to the buildup of T20 world Cup in Australia later this year. West Indies are the defending champions in the T20 format, but they are having a difficult time in the T20I format off late with a string of losses. But Skipper Kieron Pollard has infused energy and momentum into the West Indian team and return of Dwayne Bravo will boost their morale.

Ireland has qualified for the T20 World Cup after qualifying from the ICC qualifiers at UAE. Both teams will look to win this match and strengthen their squad going into the World Cup.

Teams Preview

West Indies Preview

West Indies team is moving in the right direction after Kieron Pollard took over the captaincy stint. Evin Lewis and Nicholas Pooran were good with the bat in ODI series and are expected to continue their good form. Brandon King, Lendl Simmons and Shimron Hetmyer will form the core of the middle order with their skipper. Dwayne Bravo returns to the team after 2016 and is expected to resolve their death bowling issues mainly. Sheldon Cottrell and Kesrick Williams will the lead pacers in the team with Shane Rutherford on standby. Impressive young spinners Khary Pierre and Hayden Walsh will look to make a mark in this series.

Key Players:

Evin Lewis - Lewis had a brilliant ODI series with scores of 102, 9, & 99* in the 3 ODI matches. He will look to continue his good form into the T20Is too and score quick runs at the top of the order.

Hayden Walsh - Walsh has 6 wickets at an economy of 4 RPO in the ODIs and also contributed with a crucial of 46* in the second match. As a wrist spinner, he will be a big X-factor for the West Indies team.

West Indies Predicted Playing XI:

Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (Wk), Kieron Pollard(C), Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cotrell, Kesrick Williams

West Indies Key Players From Previous Game Of West Indies vs Ireland 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Hope 6 15 0 0 40
S Ambris 6 12 1 0 50
N Pooran 43 44 5 1 97.73
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Walsh Jr 10.0 0 36 4 3.6
O Thomas 9.1 0 41 3 4.47
R Chase 10.0 0 53 2 5.3
Bowlers O M R W Econ
H Walsh Jr 10.0 0 36 4 3.6
O Thomas 9.1 0 41 3 4.47
R Chase 10.0 0 53 2 5.3

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Kesrick Williams, Sherfane Rutherford, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr, LMP Simmons, Evin Lewis

Ireland Preview

Ireland team will be dejected after their performance in the ODI series. Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie came up with 50+ scores but were not enough to secure a win for their team. Kevin O Brian, Lorcan Tucker, and Gareth Delany must contribute more to the team with the bat in hand. Joshua Little joins the likes of Boyd Rankin and Barry McCarthy as the pace bowlers in the playing XI. Mark Adair and Craig Young will be reserve bowlers in the squad. Simi Singh and George Dockrell will take over the spin bowling duties of the team.

Key Players:

Andrew Balbirnie - Balbirnie scored 71 runs in the last ODI despite wickets falling around him consistently. No other batsmen crossed 25-run mark to support him in the batting in that match.

Simi Singh - Simi Singh was very impressed with his bowling in the ODIs with 6 wickets at an economy of just 4 RPO. His match figures read as follows in the three matches: 1/29, 3/48 & 2/44

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Joshua Little, Barry McCarthy

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game Of West Indies vs Ireland 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Young 9 11 1 0 81.82
B McCarthy 8 18 1 0 44.44
A Balbirnie 71 93 6 2 76.34
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A McBrine 10.0 0 50 2 5
B McCarthy 5.2 0 49 1 9.19
C Young 9.0 0 57 1 6.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A McBrine 10.0 0 50 2 5
B McCarthy 5.2 0 49 1 9.19
C Young 9.0 0 57 1 6.33

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Kevin O'Brien, Simi Singh, CA Young, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Barry McCarthy, GC Wilson, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Grenada weather looks dark and cloudy and we might have some interruptions and DLS equations in the match like the final ODI played here.

Venue Details

National Stadium has a good pitch where the ball is expected to come onto the bat nicely. We can expect scores of 160-170 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option in the T20Is and with rain threat looming and DLS equation making it`s presence captains will look to bowl first.

Winning Prediction

West Indies are unmatched in terms of experience and power-hitting in the T20s especially. But, they have a fairly young bowling attack which is yet to make a mark in international stages. Ireland team will take this as an opportunity to fine-tune their squad ahead of the big World Cup and make the world notice them with some inspiring performances.

We expect West indies to win this match.

West Indies will win the match !

Author: Dhinesh Kumar