WI Vs IRE Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: The home side look to take their emphatic form from the ODIs forwards into the T20s.
After having swept the three match ODI series 3-0, West Indies will be looking to repeat their heroics come the T20 series starting today. The recent set of events which transpired between the two sides in the 50 over format sees the hosts transcend into the T20s as outright favourites, a moniker befittingly accorded to them.
Despite the second ODI, West Indies overpowered Ireland in the bygone series, cruising their way to a 3-0 triumph. Marred by rain, the final encounter was sealed by 5 wickets by the DLS method by West Indies as they stepped out in pursuit of 204.
The result epitomised of how comprehensive their wins were in the series, something they’ll be looking to emulate come the first T20 today. Elsewhere for the visiting side, this series is a shot at redemption, one they’ll be looking to avenge something from after having failed to have registered a single win despite showing immense vigour and resolve in the ODI series.
The ODI series was telling of West Indies’ dominance over Ireland and when the home side take to the shortest format of the game, they’ll be making an advent as outright favourites. The T20 format is one they are extremely well equipped in, something which should see them go on and take a 1-0 lead in the series today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A track which will keep everyone interested given the weather conditions, rain in the air means that the team winning the toss will be looking to step out and chase today. The ball will frisk around and misbehave in the first part of the contest before the surface eventually settles down to make strokeplay a relatively easy task.
Probable Playing 11
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Dwayne Bravo, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson (WK), Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin
Three Match ODI Series
Match: West Indies Vs Ireland First T20
Date And Time: 15th January, Wednesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George’s
Telecast: Sony Six/HD
- Lendl Simmons, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Kesrick Williams
- Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany, Gary Wilson
Top 4 Batting Order
- Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany
- Lendl Simmons, Brandon King
- Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie
Death Overs Bowlers
- Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams
- Mark Adair, Boyd Rankin
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
The 43 runs he came up with in the final ODI against Ireland epitomised Nicholas Pooran’s expansive skill set with the bat. It was a match winning display from his bat, one which saw him hold fort for his side at a tricky period to take his side past the finishing line without any jitters.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Batsmen
His 102 runs in the same encounter see us make Elvin Lewis from West Indies the first player to be hammered down in this component of our Dream 11 side. He’s paired up with Lendl Simmons, someone who has taken to the T20 format extremely kindly over the course of the last year with his ability to hit the ball in the middle spot seeing him accrue a bagful of runs.
Elsewhere, we are going in with a duo from Ireland as well, one with begins with Paul Stirling. He was in appalling touch across the ODI series but came up with a half-century in the second ODI, one which emoted to his traits with the bat.
With 71 runs in the culminating OOD, Andy Balbirnie is brought in as well to wrap up our four man docket.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 All-Rounders
While the returning Dwayne Bravo was a viable option, he’s been out of West Indies’ side for way too long now to see us skip him for today’s encounter. We are instead moving in with Kieron Pollard, someone who is set to use his ability to open his arms today to pile on a hefty score for his side.
Elsewhere, from Ireland we are going in with the two picks with our partnership beginning with Simi Singh. All across the ODI series, we was in riveting form with the ball, seeing his rotations and wicket to wicket line and length leave the opposition flummoxed, something which is bound to see the all-rounder earn a T20 spot for today’s clash.
Gareth Delany’s high batting spot along with his ability to send down a couple of tight overs see him partner up Singh for the day.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Bowling Order
Hayden Walsh thrived in the ODI series for West Indies, coming up with 46 runs in the second ODI before snaring 4 wickets in the ensuing encounter to leave Ireland in distress. His all round showings see him become an instant pick from the side alongside Sheldon Cottrell, someone who is going to be extremely ominous to face off with the new ball under rainy conditions.
Ireland meanwhile are represented by Boyd Rankin, someone capable of snaring wickets at regular intervals with his deviations making it tricky for the opposition to get under his deliveries.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Lewis captains our side out for the day while Pooran is our vice-captain.
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