The first match of a three-match ODI series between the West Indies and Ireland will be played on January 8 at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
The West Indies recently toured Pakistan in a three-match T20I series. The Nicholas Pooran-led right suffered a vindication at the hands of the landlord. The upcoming series against the Republic of Ireland team will be their first time playing at home this season.
Kieron Pollard returns to lead the team after missing the tour of Pakistan due to injury. They’ve got some interesting players on their side and are hoping to give their all in the opening game of the series.
On the other hand, Ireland played two T20I games against the US before COVID-19 hit them and the rest of the tour was cancelled. The first match of the two-game T20I series was won by the United States while the Irish team made a tough comeback to level the series after that.
Andrew Balbirnie will continue to lead. Ireland has been playing well in the 50+ format in recent times. It remains to be seen how they conduct their business against the West Indies on their shores.
West Indies vs Ireland Match details:
Competition: West Indies vs Ireland, 1st ODI, West Indies vs Ireland ODI series
Date and time: January 8, 2022, Saturday, 08:00 PM IST
Location: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Report pitching between West Indies and Ireland
The pitch at Sabina Park is a well-balanced turf. Hitters love hitting the ball on this surface because the new ball is placed on the racquet’s head in a unique way. The ball can stay slightly above the surface as the game progresses, assisting players to spin from both sides.
West Indies vs Ireland weather forecast
Temperatures in Kingston, Jamaica, are expected to range from 22 to 31 degrees Celsius. It will be humid throughout the day.
West Indies vs Ireland XIs possible
Kieron Pollard will lead a relatively fledgling Windies team. Chris Gayle is a notable name dropped from the team and it remains to be seen how they deal with the Ireland challenge at home.
Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran (week), Kieron Pollard, Justin Greaves, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Jayden Seales
After leveling the T20I series against the US, Ireland headed to the West Indies for a limited series. Andrew Balbirnie will hope to start the series off on a winning note.
Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (week), George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy
Predictions for the match West Indies vs Ireland
With both sides equally talented, a good battle between batman and ball is expected.
Ireland looks to be a stable unit and will come out on top on Saturday.
Prediction: Ireland win this encounter.
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