West Indies vs Ireland, 2nd ODI: Match Preview, Playing XI and broadcast details
The ODI series is a part of the ICC ODI Super League.
Updated - Jan 10, 2022 5:28 pm
Having won the opening ODI by 24 runs, West Indies would like to seal the three-match series in the second ODI against Ireland. The encounter takes place at the Sabina Park in Kingston on Wednesday (January 11). It must be noted that the ongoing series is a part of the ICC ODI Super League. Hence, stakes in every clash are even higher.
Speaking of how the opening game panned out, the coin landed in Ireland’s favour and skipper Andrew Balbirnie opted to bowl in Kingston. The move seemed to be brilliant as the home team’s top order couldn’t do much. Mark Adair and Craig Young made the ball talk as the hosts were reduced to 62/4. However, a 155-run stand between Shamarh Brooks and skipper Kieron Pollard changed the course of the game.
Brooks even looked all set to slam his ton on ODI debut but fell seven runs short of the landmark. His efforts, however, helped the hosts post 269 while batting first. Ireland in reply, lost veteran opener William Porterfield for a duck. However, skipper Andrew Balbirnie joined forces with Andy McBrine and the duo steadied the ship for the visitors.
The latter, however, suffered a blow on his head and out and Neil Rock came in as his concussion substitute. Meanwhile, Harry Tector was the next man in the middle and he supported his captain well. At 165/1, Ireland looked firmly in command. However, a batting collapse changed the course of the game. Alzarri Joseph and Romario Shepherd took three wickets apiece as Ireland got bundled out for 245, losing the game by 24 runs.
Pitch and conditions
On expected lines, the track conditions at Sabina Park were pretty neutral to play on. As the ball coming on the bat well, top-order batters from both sides did well. However, the ball tends to hold onto the surface as the game progresses. The same propelled falling of wickets in a cluster. Hence, the toss-winning captain must look to bat first with dew not playing a part in the game.
Playing Combinations for West Indies vs Ireland
Having won the opening ODI, West Indies don’t have many reasons to alter their batting order. The likes of Justin Greaves and Nicholas Pooran would want to put up a better show after a dismal outing in the first game. Shamarh Brooks and Kieron Pollard’s form is certainly a great morale booster for the home team.
Predicted XI: Shai Hope (wk), Justin Greaves, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein
In what can be called a major boost for the visiting team, Paul Stirling and Shane Getkate have returned with a negative Covid result and are set to be available for the second ODI. The two were reported to stay under quarantine till the 9th of January in Florida.
Predicted XI: Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock (wk), George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy
West Indies vs Ireland head-to-head
Total- 14 | West Indies- 11 | Ireland- 1 | No result- 2
In West Indies
Total- 7 | West Indies- 7 | Ireland- 0
West Indies vs Ireland Broadcast details:
TV – Sony Pictures Network
Timings – 8 PM (IST)