Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- Ireland v Windies ODI tri-series

Shai Hope
Shai Hope
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In the tri-series played between Ireland, Windies and Bangladesh, both Ireland and Bangladesh have played one match each, while Windies have played two.

Ireland lost their opening encounter against Windies, while Bangladesh won their first match against Windies. The last match to be played between Ireland and Bangladesh was washed out without a ball being bowled.

While batting has been the strong suit of Windies, their bowling looks a bit lackluster. It was Ashley Nurse who created an impact in the first match, but with the ball not doing much and Bangladesh being better players of spin, their bowling really struggled to break through.

Shai Hope was exceptional for them as always and scored his fourth century in just the last eight ODIs. Roston Chase also played a good hand against Bangladesh but did not receive good enough support from other batsmen.

It would require a herculean effort from Ireland to bounce back in this game, given that they received a 196-run thrashing against the same opposition. William Porterfield and Paul Stirling will open the batting for Ireland and would have the onus of giving the team a solid platform.

Andrew Balbirnie and Kevin O Brien would be Ireland's crucial players in the middle order. Barry McCarthy was the pick of the bowlers for them in the series opener and would be assisted by Joshua Little and Tim Murtagh.

 

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.

 

Ireland- William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Kevin O Brien, Gary Wilson, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Tim Murtagh, Barry McCarthy

Windies- John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Sunil Ambris, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, 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) – Tim Murtagh (Ireland), Ashley Nurse (Windies)

Most Fours – William Porterfield (Ireland), Shai Hope (Windies)

Team Scores Batting first – Ireland 240+, 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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