WI vs IRE: West Indies claimed a narrow 24 run victory in the first ODI against Ireland. The hosts were tested by a strong Ireland side, who had West Indies on the backfoot for the vast parts of the first innings. Reeling at 62-4 after 19 overs, the hosts made a good recovery to put up 269 runs on the board. Kieron Pollard, skipper led from the front, scoring 69 runs. On the other hand, Shamarh Brooks scored a magnificent knock of 93 runs in just 89 balls. In reply, Ireland could score just 245 runs. The second ODI will also be held at the same venue in Kingston, Jamaica.
For West Indies, Alzarri Joseph and Romario Shepherd were the pick of the bowlers, picking three wickets each. From the batting department, it was just Kieron Pollard and S. Brooks who looked comfortable out in the middle.
Ireland bowlers did a fine job, led by Mark Adair and Craig Young who picked three wickets each. Captain, Andrew Balbirnie led from the front, with a courageous knock of 71 runs. Harry Tector also scored a half century, while George Dockrell scored a quickfire knock of 30 runs.
The ball to ball commentary of the match can be streamed on Fan Code App. The match will not be broadcasted in any channel in India. The hosts are 1-0 in the 3-match series. A win in the second ODI could help them seal the series, and possibly aim for a whitewash.
West Indies vs Ireland Head to Head in ODIs: Total 13: WI 11, IRE 1
West Indies are the favorites to claim the win in the second ODI and go on to win the series. Shai Hope, who averages over 50 in ODI cricket failed to convert his start into a meaningful innings. He will surely be one of the players to watch out for on Tuesday. The likes of Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder make West Indies a staunch opponent against an Irish side, which would find it difficult to adapt to the humid conditions.
Betway: WI 1.15, IRE 5.00
Bet365: WI 1.14, IRE 5.50
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West Indies have a strong batting order as Shai Hope opens the batting for the hosts. Nicholas Pooran will have a good opportunity to prove himself as a 50-over specialist as he could bat higher up in the batting order. Kieron Polllard will be the finisher for West Indies, with Roston Chase and Jason Holder being the all-rounders. Here are the top picks for the West Indies vs Ireland Dream11 Team Prediction:
1. Kieron Pollard Stats vs Ireland in ODI Cricket
Kieron Pollard scored a brilliant knock of 69 runs in the first ODI against Ireland. He delivered when his team needed him the most, after losing 4 wickets in just about 20 overs.
2. Shai Hope vs Ireland in ODI
Shai Hope has an impressive average against Ireland. He will look to make up for the slow start to the series, and score big in the second ODI.
3. Alzarri Joseph in the first ODI vs Ireland
Alzarri Joseph was among the pick of the bowlers in West Indies’ 24 run win. The pacer picked up three wickets for 55 runs in his 10 over spell. He is expected to carry on with his impressive form.
If WI bats first: 250-280
If IRE bats first: 200-230
The pitch at Jamaica is suited for pacers, as they accounted for 18 of the 20 wickets in the first ODI. Batters find it difficult to score runs on the wicket, and have to slowly construct their innings. A low-scoring battle is probably on the cards, with a score of 250-280 in the first innings well-capable being a good total on the board.
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The weather is expected to play a spoilsport in the second ODI, as there is a 40% chance of rainfall. The outfield could be rendered wet by the scattered rainfall throughout the day. The sun is expected to be out at some points in the day, with the temperature rising as high as 30 degree Celsius. The lowest temperature possible is 21 degree Celsius.
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