Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - West Indies v Ireland 2nd ODI
The 2nd match of the three-match ODI series on the Ireland tour of West Indies, 2020 will be played at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown in Barbados.
As expected, the first ODI between West Indies and Ireland was not much of a contest. Batting first, Ireland were bundled out for just 180 and West Indies won the game by 5 wickets.
Ireland would be disappointed with the fact that each of their top 4 - Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie and William Porterfield - got off to starts but could not convert it into anything substantial. Had it not been for the lower order contributions from wicket keeper Lorcan Tucker and Mark Adair, the situation could have been much worse for Ireland.
However, they will take some heart from the fact that their bowling was pretty decent and did not allow West Indian batsmen to fly away with the game.
For West Indies, Alzarri Joseph was the leading bowler as he picked up 4 wickets. Sheldon Cottrell and Hayden Walsh Junior were also impressive with two wickets each.
Opener Evin Lewis almost single handedly won West Indies the game. But, it would have been mixed feelings for him as he ended the innings unbeaten on 99.
With the teams having little time to prepare for the next game, a vastly different result is not anticipated.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
West Indies - Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell
Ireland - Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie (c), William Porterfield, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy
Who will win the toss? - Ireland
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Run Scorer - Evin Lewis (West Indies), Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland)
Top Wicket Taker - Sheldon Cottrell (West Indies), Simi Singh (Ireland)
Most Sixes - Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies), Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland)
Player of the Match – Evin Lewis
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 300+, Ireland 220+
Match Handicap West Indies
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*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, so stay tuned.
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