The West Indies take on Ireland in the second game of a three-match ODI series at Sabina Park on January 11.
West Indies succeeded in this series, winning its first ODI in 24 runs. Windies’ skin will now give the series a 2-0 lead.
The return of their usual white-ball captain Kieron Pollard was marked by a win after suffering humiliation during a tour of Pakistan from which he was absent.
Meanwhile, the Irish setup will look to pull things back and level the series once more. The visitors will be eager to correct the mistakes they made in the first game and make a strong comeback.
Team Ireland led by Andy Balbirnie gave the Windies a run for money in the first clash. Balbirnie wins the pitch and puts the host first.
The Windies’ explosive batting lineup put together a total of over 269 runs. Shamarh Brooks (89 ball 93) and Kieron Pollard (66 ball 69) are the top scorers for the home team. Shai Hope and Odean Smith joined in with some important runs.
Chasing a challenging total, the Irish outfit fell painfully short of the target. Andy Balbirnie (94 ball 71) and Harry Tector (68 – 53 balls) are the top scorers for the away team. George Dockrell, Andy McBrine and Mark Adair made some valuable contributions with the cane in hand.
Despite the visitors’ brave efforts, they missed the goal 24 times, running only 245 times before being shot.
West Indies vs Ireland 2nd ODI Match Details
Competition: West Indies vs Ireland, 2nd out of 3 ODIs.
Day: January 11, 2022.
Time: 8pm IST.
Location: Sabina Park, Kingston.
West Indies vs Ireland 2nd ODI pitch report
The surface at Sabina Park has historically been a good ticketing surface. In the beginning, hitters preferred hitting the ball on this surface because the ball came easily on the clubface. The pitch is expected to slow down as the game progresses. The team that wins the pitch will hit the ball first on this surface.
West Indies vs Ireland 2nd ODI Weather Report
Partially overcast conditions are expected to be a feature of match day. Temperatures are likely to fluctuate between 21 – 29 degrees Celsius. Rain is forecast to last throughout the day.
West Indies vs Ireland 2nd possible ODI
The hosts seem to have found their groove once again following the return of regular white-ball captain Kieron Pollard. Shai Hope, Shamarah Brooks and Nicholas Pooran will be the notables with the cane in hand.
Pollard and Odean Smith will play key roles in all of the roles. Alzarri Joseph and Romario Shepherd proved effective once again with the ball in hand.
Shai Hope, Justin Greaves, Nicholas Pooran (week), Shamarah Brooks, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hossein.
Andy Balbirnie, Andy McBrine and Harry Tector will play the decisive roles with the stick in hand. Mark Adair, Craig Young and Josh little will play key roles with the ball.
William Porterfield, Andy Balbirnie (c), Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Neil Rock, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Josh Little.
Predict the 2nd ODI match between West Indies vs Ireland
West Indies drew the first bloodline of the series in familial terms.
Ireland is a balanced side and there won’t be too much jostling. But the home side are gaining momentum and will be eager to keep it going in their next game.
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