Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - West Indies v Ireland 3rd ODI
The 3rd match of the three-match ODI series on the Ireland tour of West Indies, 2020 will be played at the National Cricket Stadium, St George's in Grenada.
After West Indies won the 1st ODI quite convincingly, it was believed that the three-match ODI series would be a one-sided affair. However, it wasn't the case in the second ODI.
Ireland fought their way to 237, on the back of a half-century from opener Paul Stirling. William Porterfield, Kevin O'Brien and Simmi Singh also scored around 30 to help the team to a respectable total.
Alzarri Joseph, once again, was the top bowler for West Indies while Sheldon Cottrell picked up three wickets.
Chasing a below-par total, West Indies had made a mess of it at one point with them struggling at 76-4. A sound partnership between Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard then put them back on track.
But the duo's dismissal threatened to put them out of the game. Unexpectedly, Hayden Walsh Jr and Joseph stuck in there for a 50+ partnership. After surviving a couple of run-out scares, Sheldon Cottrell muscled the second-last ball of the match for maximum to take the team to a victory by just one wicket.
Simi Singh was the standout bowler for Ireland while Andy McBrine and Barry McCarthy also picked up two wickets each while being economical.
West Indies have already won the series but Ireand can take some heart from how they played in the second ODI. The visitors will look to make the final scoreline 2-1.
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, Romario Shepherd, Kieron Pollard (c), Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell
Ireland - Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie (c), William Porterfield, Kevin O Brien, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin
Who will win the toss? - Ireland
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Run Scorer - Nicholas Pooran (West Indies), Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Top Wicket Taker - Alzarri Joseph (West Indies), Simi Singh (Ireland)
Most Sixes - Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies), Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland)
Player of the Match – Alzarri Joseph
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 280+, Ireland 230+
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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