West Indies vs Ireland Dream11: After a promising display of cricket away from home against India, West Indies now returns home to start a new season in 2020. They will be hosting Ireland for a proposed 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting with the ODI series from January 07.
The first two ODIs will take place at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, whereas, the final game will take place at the National Cricket Stadium, St George's Grenada.
Both teams would be eyeing to take an early lead in the series to set the tone for themselves.
Here, we have come up with T20 match prediction, team news, possible playing elevens and fantasy picks for WI vs IRE Dream11 prediction, today match prediction.
22nd Feb 2019: West Indies 289/6 (50 Overs) defeated England 263/10 (47.4 Overs) by 26 runs.
West Indies won: 03
Ireland won: 01
No result: 01
West Indies News
The hosts have announced a 14-man squad for the first two games.
Injuries/Unavailable: Jason Holder (Rested)
Possible combination: Jason Holder is the only exclusion from the side which played against India in the ODI series.
Evin Lewis and Shai Hope will be opening the innings for West Indies followed by Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran.
Romario Shepherd or Brandon King could replace Jason Holder in the eleven.
Sheldon Cottrell, Keemo Paul and Alzarri Joseph will shoulder the bowling responsibilities.
West Indies Playing 11- (Expected).
Kieron Pollard, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Hayden Walsh jr/Romario Shepherd.
The team management has announced two different squads for the two formats. Andrew Balbirnie has been named as the captain across formats for the first time.
Injury/Unavailable: Shane Getkate, Tyrone Kane, Tim Murtagh
Comeback: Craig Young, Barry McCarthy, Gareth Delany
Possible combination: Paul Stirling and Gareth Delany who will be making his debut will be opening the innings for Ireland.
The openers will be followed by Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield and Kevin O'Brien.
Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy and Simi Singh will be the bowlers who are expected to start in the eleven.
Ireland Playing 11- (Expected)
Gary Wilson, William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Boyd Rankin, Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair, Kevin O Brien, Barry McCarthy, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh
Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Keemo Paul, Sunil Ambris, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh jr.
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Gary Wilson, Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Lorcan Tucker, Kevin O Brien, William Porterfield, Simi Singh, Boyd Rankin, Craig Young, Andy McBrine.
Fantasy Picks from West Indies-
Players to watch-out:
Shai Hope: The opener has been in a scintillating form for the West Indies. He has 3007 runs to his name from 67 ODI innings at a scintillating average of 52.75.
Nicholas Pooran: the wicket-keeper batter managed 193 runs from 3 innings in the ODIs series against India at a brisk average of 96.50.
Sheldon Cottrell: The left-armer has scalped 39 wickets from 30 ODIs with best figures of 5 for 46.
Players to avoid:
K Pierre, Hayden Walsh
Fantasy Picks from Ireland-
Players to watch-out:
Paul Stirling: 4038 runs from 111 innings in ODIs at an average of 37.04.
Andrew Balbirnie: The newly appointed skipper has 1813 runs to his name from 61 ODI innings.
Boyd Rankin: One of the veterans of Irish cricket, Rankin has scalped 104 wickets from 71 matches in ODIs.
Players to avoid:
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