WI Vs IRE Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: West Indies turn to home solace as the side look to overhaul their series defeat against India.
Although West Indies were putdown by India in their foregone outing in the ODI arena, the side won’t be massively deterred by the 2-1 defeat in the three match series. They massively punched above their weight, showing the stomach of a fight to take India close and be hailed for the valour they showed across that series.
Now when they return to familiar conditions to throw open a fresh year, the side will be looking to unlock the true potential prevelant in the side this year. 2019 was a drab year for them, one which saw them being drubbed in most of their outings, something they’ll be looking to put behind and maraud their way towards ascendancy in the cricketing fraternity.
Elsewhere, for Ireland, this series is a pristine opportunity to once again showcase their credentials on the biggest stage of them all. The side endured a relatively judicious 2019 and with series like these being a seldom proposition for the side, they’ll be looking to leave no stone unturned and show why they are regarded as one of the most sublime upcoming sides in the arena.
Ireland are capable of giving any side a levelly balanced fight and they are bound to do the same today as well. However on this track, they’ll find it extremely tough to curb West Indies’ firepower with the bat, something which will see the home side take a 1-0 lead today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
One of the finest surfaces in the country for the batters, this is an exquisite track for the batsmen. There’s hardly anything in this wicket for the bowlers with the average score over here being 326.
The team winning the toss will be looking to step out and bat first today and pile on an extremely daunting score for their opposition.
Probable Playing 11
Shai Hope (WK), Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (C), Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre, Alzarri Joseph, Sheldon Cottrell
Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie (C), William Porterfield, Kevin O’Brien, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Simi Singh, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin
Three Match ODI Series
Match: West Indies Vs Ireland First ODI
Date And Time: 7th January, Tuesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Telecast: Sony Six/HD
- Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Roston Chase
- Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair
Top 4 Batting Order
- Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer
- Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany, Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield
- Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Brandon King
- Paul Stirling, Gareth Delany
Death Overs Bowlers
- Keemo Paul, Khary Pierre
- Andy McBrine, Boyd Rankin
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
He guided his side to a win in their series opener against India with a century to his name before coming up with 42 runs in the final contest as well. The numbers were telling of ho staunch a bat Shai Hope is in this West Indian batting unit to make the opener an instant selection for the day.
His counterpart Elvin Lewis is set to come out and open his arms with ease on a track where the new and hard ball will come onto the bat extremely nicely. His ability to cream the ball to the fence makes him our pick as well as we go in with a one-two from the side in this opening docket.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Batsmen
He needed a mere 64 balls to smash his way to 89 balls as he ripped India’s bowlers apart to cream his way to the fence on 13 occasions to see Nicholas Pooran enter the fray of our batting unit. Elsewhere, we are getting in a partnership from Ireland with the side set to thrive against a West Indian bowling unit way too guilty of conceding a slew of runs.
While we would have loved to have snared Paul Stirling for this encounter given his consistency and flawless nature as a bat, his price tag of 10 credits veered us away from him. We’ve instead gone for Andrew Balbirnie with the bat scoring 46 runs against Namibia the last time around Ireland stepped out in the cricketing arena.
William Porterfield comes in as well from the unit to wrap up our set of picks over here.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 All-Rounders
He’s one of the most sublime names in Ireland’s side, a player whose ability to contribute with both the bat and ball makes him an instant pick for us. In Kevin O’Brien, Ireland have a dependable player, someone whose electric brand of cricket sees us shelve out a staggering amount for him.
Gareth Delaney returned with figures of 2-23 in his side’s last affair to make him our second pick from the team while from West Indies we are getting in Kieron Pollard. The player scored 74 balls in the final ODI against India, a knock which emphasised in how solid a touch he’s been in ever since taking over the captaincy for his side.
Roston Chase was someone else who sprung into mind owing to his brand of spin but we didn’t have enough credits to indulge in him to see us leave the player out for the encounter.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Bowling Order
All across the series in India, if there was one bowler from West Indies’ ranks who stood tall amongst his counterparts, it was Keemo Paul. The quick took three wickets in the last tie against India, a spell which exulted towards his tenacity to make the quick an instant name to dwell into.
Sheldon Cottrell will sending down his overs with both the new ball and death overs to see us get him in as well from the side while with 2-9 against Namibia, Mark Adair completes our Dream 11 team for the day from Ireland.
Note : If you are keen on taking Shimron Hetmyer, then you can drop K Paul and take K Pierre instead. This will free up 0.5 credit and then you can drop E Lewis for Shimron Hetmyer.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Hope is going to captain our side out today while Pooran is our vice-captain.
SL Team 2
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.