West Indies vs Ireland, 2020 – 3rd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Nicholas Pooran is the best wicketkeeping option at 9.5 credits - 1 credit less than Shai Hope.

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Match Details

The third of the three-match ODI series between West Indies and Ireland will be played on 12th January 2020 at the National Cricket Stadium in St George’s, Grenada.

The match starts at 09:00 local (13:00 UTC) (18:30 IST). It can be streamed live on the Fan code App in India.


Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

It was a close shave for West Indies in the second ODI against Ireland. The visitors almost pulled off a brilliant victory but didn’t have the luck on the side. While this kind of win is a morale-boosting one for the hosts, it is also a wake-up call for them. They can’t be casual whatsoever and have got to be at their best at all times.

With the series already in their bag, West Indies will fancy winning the final game of the series as well and accomplishing a clean sweep. Ireland, on the other hand, will want to compete just as hard as they did in the last game. This time, though, they would like to finish on the positive side of the result and register a victory before they shift to the shortest format of the game.

Weather Report

There is about 25 per cent chance of precipitation in Grenada on Sunday. With a good cloud cover and high humidity levels, the bowlers will be licking their lips. There will also be a strong breeze at the venue.

Pitch Condition/Report:

England scored 418 runs in the last game that was played at this venue and West Indies got 389 runs in reply. It’s been nearly a year since an ODI game was last played here. Fans would hope that the pitch would be similar once again and a high-scoring game could be on the cards.

Average first innings score: 294 (Last three games at the National Cricket Stadium, Grenada)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

West Indies

Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul/Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell.

Bench: Keemo Paul/Khary Pierre, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase.


Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany/James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie (c), William Porterfield, Kevin O’Brien, Lorcan Tucker/Gary Wilson (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin.

Bench: Gareth Delany/James McCollum, Lorcan Tucker/Gary Wilson, Craig Young.

Top Picks:

It is tough to have top picks for two sides as unpredictable as these. Yet, Nicholas Pooran is the best wicketkeeping option at 9.5 credits – 1 credit less than Shai Hope. Paul Stirling is a considerable option and so is William Porterfield. Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph should be there in your Dream11 Fantasy teams.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, William Porterfield

Vice-Captain Options – Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Kieron Pollard

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran

Batters – William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Evin Lewis (c)

All-Rounders – Simi Singh (vc), Kieron Pollard

Bowlers – Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Nicholas Pooran (c)

Batters – William Porterfield, Paul Stirling (vc), Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis

All-Rounders – Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Kieron Pollard

Bowlers – Barry McCarthy, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph

Expert Advice:

For teams like West Indies and Ireland, it is tough to predict the performances of the players. Thus, it is best to have your Dream11 Fantasy teams as dynamic as possible. Cover all the bases and try to maintain the balance.

Probable Winners:

West Indies is predicted to win this game and make it a clean sweep.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.