WI vs IRE Dream11 Match Prediction: After a five-wicket win by West Indies in the first ODI, the hosts will now be looking to seal the series against Ireland at the Kensignton Oval, Barbados.In the first game, Ireland could only manage to score a modest total of 180 for the loss of all their wickets in 46 overs. Alzarri Joseph was the star of the show as the fast bowler bagged four wickets for just 32 runs in 10 overs. The Windies ended dup chasing the target with relative ease as Evin Lewis' knock of an unbeaten 99 proved to be enough. The visitors will now be keen on fighting back full force in order to have a say in the series.
Date- Thursday, January 9
Time- 11:00 PM (IST)
Venue- Kensington Oval, Barbados
WI vs IRE Dream11 | Team News
Veteran all-rounder Jason Holder has been rested for the first two ODIs as he remains the only one on the sidelines. The skipper Kieron Pollard should persist with the same eleven that stood out in the first ODI. Shai Hope, Evin Lewis should be opening the innings, while, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran could come in next. Roston Chase and Kieron Pollard are likely to be in charge of the middle order. Sheldon Cottrell, AlzarrI Joseph, Hayden Walsh and Keemo Paul will have the onus of taking wickets with the ball in hand.
Andy Balbirnie was recently named the captain after impressive performances with the bat. Though William Porterfield was snubbed as the skipper, he remains a vital member of the squad. However, the experienced Tim Murtagh has been left out which adds further responsibility on the likes of Adair, Rankin and Stirling. Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin and Barry McCarthy should be in charge of the bowling department.
Wi (Expected Playing 11)- Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell
IRE (Expected Playing 11)- Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie (c), William Porterfield, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy
Evin Lewis scored a valiant knock of 99* in the first ODI and will be hungry to score more runs at the top for Windies. Lewis has scored 1501 runs from 48 ODIs with an average of 34.11 and a strike rate of 83.25
Paul Stirling has scored 484 runs from the last nine games for Ireland and has a healthy average of 53.77 during the process.
Sheldon Cottrell's left-arm pace has been vital for the West Indies in recent times. Cottrell has bagged 41 wickets from 31 ODIs and a has an economy of under six per over.
Royd Rankin can be more than useful with the ball for Ireland. The 25-year-old has featured in 74 ODIs and has 105 wickets to his tally.
West Indies are the favourites heading into the second ODI.
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