Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- Ireland v Windies ODI tri-series
The opening match of the tri-series between hosts Ireland, Windies and Bangladesh will be played between Ireland and Windies at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin.
Windies have had the wood over Ireland and have won five of the last six ODIs played between the two teams. Ireland have faced Windies thrice at this venue and are yet to come out victorious. However, they would have the advantage of playing in their home conditions and the Windies batters would need to adjust to the pace and bounce of the wicket.
With William Porterfield, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie as their top three, not many can doubt the potential that Ireland possess. The need is just to convert that into performances. Gary Wilson and Kevin O'Brien will be the mainstays of the team's middle order.
George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin and Tim Murtagh will shoulder the responsibility of their bowling attack. Joshua Little impressed one and all with a four-wicket haul on his ODI debut and will be the x-factor of Ireland's bowling.
Shai Hope and Darren Bravo are fine talents for Windies at the top of the order, while Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase will take charge in the middle order.
Jason Holder will continue to lead the side and will provide balance with his all-round abilities. Sheldon Cottrell and Ashley Nurse would be the key bowlers for Windies.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Ireland- William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Stuart Thompson, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin
Windies- John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Windies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – William Porterfield (Ireland), Shai Hope (Windies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Boyd Rankin (Ireland), Sheldon Cottrell (Windies)
Most Fours – William Porterfield (Ireland), Shai Hope (Windies)
Team Scores Batting first – Ireland 230+, Windies 300+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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