Ireland vs West Indies 4th ODI: It has been a disappointing home season for Ireland, after conceding a mammoth 196-runs defeat against the West Indies in the opening game of the ongoing tri-series. Their second match against Bangladesh was washed out with no result. This has put their chances of reaching the final into jeopardy. Well, it looks like things are certainly not going the Ireland way, as the hosts wouldn’t have expected to be at this side of the table.
Though the odds of Ireland qualifying for the finals is nearly impossible now, with even Bangladesh winning one game, they will be keen to win the game against the Windies and make a strong statement in the international arena. The team has not qualified for the World Cup this year and that would add up to their eagerness to prove a point.
West Indies, on the other hand, will be high on confidence after registering a prodigious victory against Ireland. Their openers, John Campbell and Shai Hope were at the peak of their form by setting a record-breaking 365-run opening partnership. Hope continued to be in the same form after scoring yet another century against Bangladesh in the second game. However, the result was not the same as the first one, as Bangladesh trumped Windies with an 8-wicket victory.
The game is going to be an interesting one, where it is vengeance on one side and dominance on the other. Both the teams will be equally eyeing for a victory. Ireland will have to make some serious changes in their team and get the right set of people together.
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The pitch at Dublin is expected to be great for batsmen. The pitch had housed multiple 300-plus games. Given the nature of the pitch, both teams are likely to opt to field first. The history is a testament to the fact that this pitch has been kinder to the team batting second. The pitch will be ruthless to the spinners and hence, the fast bowlers may need to rise to the occasion and deliver.
After witnessing an abandoned game due to rain, fans were concerned over the fate of the remainder of the games. Thankfully, the forecast confirms that there is very little chance of rain during the course of the match, with little to no cloud cover either. The temperature is expected to hover around 11 to 13-degree Celsius mark, ensuring cool weather through the game. The humidity levels are expected to be low as well, lessening the worries of the players.
West Indies have won the majority of the 8 games they played against Ireland. West Indies have won 6 games, while Ireland have just 1 win to their name. However, critics have been praises of Ireland’s performance in recent times and this may their opportunity to add to their winning tally.
After scoring a duck in his debut match, Lorcan Tucker may lose his place to James McCollum. This decision comes after McCollum’s century in the warm-up game versus Bangladesh. Paul Stirling and William Porterfield will open the innings and will play a vital part in ensuring the pressure is taken off of the remaining teammates. Ireland may trade Mark Adair for Boyd Rankin.
William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker/James McCollum, Kevin O’Brien, Gary Wilson (wk), George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh, Joshua Little
John Campbell, who missed the last game due to a sore back, may return to the playing side. He, in most probability, will replace Sunil Ambri, who failed to impress in the game against Bangladesh. The team may look to strengthen their middle order, which seemed in shreds in the last game. Given the nature of the pitch, pacers will play a vital role. Gabriel, Cotrell, Roach and Holder will play a key role in restricting the opposition to low scores.
Shai Hope (wk), Sunil Ambris/John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (c), Shane Dowrich, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
William Porterfield- Ireland
The left-hander has scored an impressive 4,000 runs in 129 matches for his national team. However, his recent form is questionable, given he has scored a mere 145 runs, in the last 13 games that he has played.
Shai Hope- Windies
On the contrary, Windies’ probable top performer has been in a tremendous form. He has scored five half-centuries at a gigantic average of 90.90 in the last 14 games. Hope has already recorded scores of 170 and 109, in the ongoing tournament. It may be logical to make him the captain of your fantasy team on FanFight.
FANFIGHT FANTASY CRICKET TEAMS FOR IRELAND vs WEST INDIES 4TH ODI TRI-NATION SERIES
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Match Timings – 15:15 IST; 09:45 GMT; 10:45 Local Time
The prediction is for the Windies to win the match.
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