WI vs IRE: Ireland is on a tour of the West Indies for a 3-match ODI series and a T20I, starting from the 8th of January with the first ODI. All the matches of this tour are scheduled to be played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
West Indies were last scheduled to play against Pakistan in the three-match ODI series. However, the three-match series was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Though ODIs didn’t go as per the plan, West Indies featured in a three-match T20I series against the Men in Green and were thoroughly bashed by them as they lost the series 0-3.
Kieron Pollard will lead the team with Shai Hope being his deputy. Shimron Hetmyer, however, won’t be available for the series as he has failed the fitness Test, while Andre Russell will also miss out on the series.
Ireland, on the other hand, was scheduled to play 2 ODIs against the USA last month, but the series got postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew Balbirnie will lead the side in this series. Lorcan Tucker and Barry McCarthy are other important players on the side.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, updates and dream11 predictions and fantasy cricket tips for 1st ODI of the Ireland tour of the West Indies, 2021.
WI vs IRE Match Details
- Match: West Indies vs Ireland, 1st ODI
- Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
- Time: 8:00 PM (IST) / 9:30 AM (Local Time)
- Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
WI vs IRE Pitch Report
The pitch of the Sabina Park, Kingston is expected to be a neutral one where both the departments are expected to get some help. Pacers might stay in the game throughout, with spinners proving lethal as the Test match progresses.
WI vs IRE Probable Playing XI
West Indies Playing XI
Kieron Pollard (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Jayden Seales, Devon Thomas, Romario Shepherd, Roston Chase, Akeal Hosein, Shamarh Brooks, Alzarri Joseph, Shai Hope, Jason Holder.
Ireland Playing XI
Andy Balbirnie (C), Lorcan Tucker (WK), Paul Stirling, Ben White/Joshua Little, Simi Singh, William Porterfield, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Harry Tector.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 238 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 4
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
West Indies & Ireland Last 5 Matches Stats
WI vs IRE Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (ODI Career)|
|Kieron Pollard||2633 Runs & 54 Wickets|
|Paul Stirling||4982 Runs & 43 Wickets|
|Simi Singh||37 Wickets & 547 Runs|
|Roston Chase||15 Wickets & 520 Runs|
|Nicholas Pooran||1044 Runs|
WI vs IRE Captaincy Picks
- Roston Chase
- Shai Hope
- Paul Stirling
WI vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Nicholas Pooran
- Batsmen: Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Devon Thomas, Andy Balbirnie
- All-Rounders: Kieron Pollard, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd
- Bowlers: Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Barry McCarthy
- Captain: Roston Chase
- Vice-Captain: Paul Stirling
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Shai Hope
- Batsmen: Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Harry Tector, Shamarh Brooks
- All-Rounders: Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Simi Singh
- Bowlers: Joshua Little, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales
- Captain: Shai Hope
- Vice-Captain: Jason Holder
Probable Winner Of The Match
West Indies is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.