- Match: West Indies vs Ireland
- Date- 8th January 2022
- Match Format- ODI
- Venue- Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
- Time- 8:00 PM IST
- Weather Forecast- Cloudy, 23-31 ° C
WI vs ODI, 1st ODI, General Online Betting Odds
West Indies- 1.14
WI vs IRE, Betting Odds Comparison
|Betting Sites with Odds For WI vs IRE||WI (Odds)||IRE (Odds)|
WI vs IRE Today Match Prediction, 1st ODI, 8th January
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West Indies lost the recently conducted bilateral T20I series against Pakistan by a margin of 0-3. The one-day international form of the Caribbean side is better comparatively. Last year, they had won against Sri Lanka in the 3 matches ODI series by 3-0 and lost a 3 match ODI series against Australia by a margin of 1-2.
Things will get better for West Indies as Kieron Pollard will be making a comeback as the skipper in the ODI series. Nicholas Pooran is another player to look out for as he is in good form with the bat. Shai Hope did not perform up to the mark in the last series against Pakistan and will definitely be looking for a comeback in this series.
Top Batsmen for West Indies-
- Shai Hope– 382 runs in 6 Matches, 63.67 Average
- Keiron Pollard- 186 runs in 7 Matches, 37.20 Average
Top Bowlers for West Indies-
- Alzarri Joseph– 16 Wickets in 10 Matches, 4.56 Economy
- Akeal Hosein– 14 Wickets in 9 Matches, 3.97 Economy
The ODI bilateral series between USA and Ireland had to be canceled due to the COVID scarce. However, two T20I’s had taken place during the tour in which Ireland won one while the USA won one. The ODI form of the Ireland cricket team had been ordinary last year as they tied the bilateral ODI series against Zimbabwe 1-1 and ended up with the same result against South Africa at home.
So far have been playing their previous fixtures against the lower-level teams after failing to qualify it into the ICC Men’s T20 Championship. Lorcan Tucker has been in tremendous form with the bat for Ireland and is a player to watch out for in this series. Barry McCarthy has been performing well with the ball lately.
Top Batsmen for Ireland-
- Andy Balbirnie- 174 Runs in 3 Matches, 58.00 Average
- Harry Tector– 133 Runs in 3 Matches, 44.33 Average
Top Bowler for Ireland-
- Josh Little- 4 Wickets in 3 Matches, 5.15 Economy
- Craig Young- 2 Wickets in 3 Matches, 5.58 Economy
- Barry McCarthy – 61 Wickets in 38 Matches, 5.77 Economy
STATS – ODI
|Matches won batting first||14|
|Matches won bowling first||22|
|Average 1st Inns scores||233|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||200|
|Highest total recorded||349/10 (49.5 Ov) by PAK vs ZIM|
|Lowest total recorded||99/10 (19.1 Ov) by ZIM vs PAK|
|Highest score chased||255/2 (45 Ov) by RSA vs WI|
|Lowest score defended||198/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs IND|
Grey skies will greet both the teams as they meet at Sabina Park in Kingston. The temperature will hover around 22- 31 °C while there is also a slight chance of rain playing spoilsport.
- Precipitation: 13%
- Humidity: 55%
- Wind: 13 km/h
Caribbean pitches are always expected to be bouncy and fiery whereas the batters always need to be on their toes and stroke-making is not that easy in the early part of the innings. Seamers will enjoy bowling on this pitch. Chasing would be a good option for the team winning the toss, given the past success records while chasing.
WI vs IRE 1st ODI, Today Match Prediction, Playing 11
Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.
West Indies Playing 11-
Kieron Pollard (C), Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Devon Thomas, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith
Wicket-keeper: Shai Hope
Batsmen: Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Devon Thomas
All-rounders: Romario Shepherd, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder
Bowlers: Odean Smith, Jayden Seales, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph
Ireland Playing 11-
Andrew Balbirnie (C), William Porterfield, Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Benjamin White, Craig Young.
Wicket-keeper: Lorcan Tucker
Batsmen: Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector
All-rounders: G Dockrell, S Singh, C Campher, M Adair
Bowlers: Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
WI vs IRE– Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction
West Indies is expected to win the match against Ireland.
West Indies is a more mature side than Ireland at the International level. Ireland has been playing with smaller cricketing nations meanwhile West Indies will be looking to get back on the winning track after a recent loss against Pakistan.
West Indies has more experience in this format when compared with Ireland. Their batting and bowling lineup has been in form and will surely dominate.
Popular Betting Odds For WI vs IRE,1st ODI Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips
Top Batsman from West Indies – Nicholas Pooran (5.00)
Pooran, today, has broken out as one of the many aggressive young West Indian batsmen. His performance was exceptional in the last T20 against Pakistan where he amassed 108 runs in 3 matches. However, in the longer ODI format, Pooran has scored 1005 Runs in 31 matches with an impressive average of 47.45.
Top Batsman for Ireland- Lorcan Tucker (6.00)
The 25-year-old right-handed batsmen performed well with the bat in the series against USA where he scored unbeaten 57* in the first T20Is and amassed 84 Runs in the second T20Is. He is a secure wicketkeeper behind the stumps with a classical technique. Tucker is expected to perform well with the willow in this fixture as well.
Top Bowler for West Indies- Akeal Hosein (5.00)
The left-arm orthodox bowler has represented West Indies U-19s in the past. These days, he continues to feature for various T20 sides and has performed exceptionally well in the shorter format. He has picked 14 Wickets in 9 matches with a 3.97 Economy and will be looking to polish his skills against a weaker side.
Top Bowler for Ireland- Barry McCarthy (4.33)
McCarthy was named in Ireland’s limited-overs squad for the first time during the home series against Sri Lanka and made his debut in the first game. He pocketed two wickets in his maiden outing and has made a mark for himself. Though he didn’t get the platform much to play this year, he proved his worth in the first game against the USA where he took four scalps. He has 68 wickets in 38 matches and comes as a handy batter down the order.