WI vs IRE 2nd ODI Match Prediction - Who will win today's second ODI?

West Indies vs Ireland 2nd ODI Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Shamarh Brooks got the Player of the Match award in the opening game of the series.

Ireland cricket Team
Ireland cricket Team. (Photo By Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

West Indies and Ireland are set to lock horns in the second game of the three-match ODI series on Tuesday, January 11 at Sabina Park, Kingston in Jamaica. The Caribbean team, led by Kieron Pollard, has made an incredible start to the series, winning the opening encounter on Saturday, January 8, by 24 runs.

After posting 269 on the board in 48.5 overs, the home team bowled Ireland out for 245 in 49.1 overs. Harry Tector scored a half-century for the visitors, but his effort went in vain. Ireland don’t have an overly great record against West Indies and they’ll need to put their best foot forward to level the series.

Match Details:

West Indies vs Ireland, 2nd ODI

Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Date & Time: January 11th at 8:00 PM IST and at 9:30 AM local time

Where to Watch: Fancode

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Sabina Park has generally been a sporting one to play cricket. The average score suggests that a fairly high-scoring game is on the cards. Since the hosts won the opening game after batting first, they wouldn’t want to chase.

Average score: 234 (39 ODIs at Sabina Park)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 22, Lost – 15

Probable Playing XIs for WI vs IRE:

West Indies

Shai Hope (wk), Justin Greaves, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein

Ireland

William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Joshua Little, Neil Rock

West Indies vs Ireland Head-to-Head

Matches– 13, West Indies – 11, Ireland – 1, N/R- 1

Probable top performers

Shamarh Brooks – West Indies

Shamarh Brooks looked in excellent touch in the opening game of the series. Batting at No.4, the right-hander scored 93 runs off 89 balls with the help of nine fours and three sixes. He made sure that West Indies put up a decent enough score on the board.

Alzarri Joseph – West Indies

Alzarri Joseph has a significant amount of experience at the highest level and has picked up wickets all around the world. In the first game of the series, the fast bowler picked up three wickets of Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell and Gareth Delany.

Today’s match prediction: West Indies to win the match.

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