Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - West Indies v Ireland 3rd T20I
The 3rd and last match of the three-match T20I series on the Ireland tour of West Indies, 2020 will be played at the Warner Park, Basseterre in St Kitts.
It was a pity that despite getting 21 out of the total 40 overs in, no result came out of the last match. As a result, Ireland retain their 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series, courtesy of their 4-run win in the first match in Grenada.
The 2nd T20I had some interesting things to pick up for the betting aficionados. As opposed to Paul Stirling, who was the outstanding batsman for Ireland in the first match, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector and Gareth Delany were the top batsman in the second game. Delany, in particular blasted a 22-ball 44 that took Ireland to 147.
Interestingly, skipper Kieron Pollard looked like a proper all-rounder after long time and ended with figures of 4-25-4 accounting for four crucial wickets in the middle order. Sheldon Cottrell was also very miserly, picking up two wickets.
Before rain stopped play, Paul Stirling picked the only wickets to fall in the West Indian innings. A win in the first match and rain in second game has ensured that Ireland cannot lose the series from here on.
With the match being played on the same venue that underwent severe rain, the outfield is expected to be slowish but there will be moisture on offer for the pace bowlers to make an impact.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
West Indies - Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell, Romario Shepherd
Ireland - Paul Stirling, Kevin O Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (wk), George Dockrell, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Craig Young
Who will win the toss? - Ireland
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Run Scorer - Kieron Pollard (West Indies), Paul Stirling (Ireland)
Top Wicket Taker - Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Simi Singh (Ireland)
Most Sixes - Shimron Hetmyer (West Indies), Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland)
Player of the Match – Kieron Pollard
Team Scores Batting first – West Indies 190+, Ireland 170+
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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