WI Vs IRE Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11, Toss, Pitch And Match Report: Ireland look to seal the series today after looking off a rousing display in the series opener.
When the thee match T20 series between West Indies and Ireland commenced, no one had envisaged this to be as enticing an encounter as it eventually transpired to be. The series opener was a ravishing edge of the seat thriller, a contest which saw both the sides regale us in an extradonaire brand of cricket.
And at the end of the clash, the result was an equally unprecedented one with Ireland putting the hosts down by 4 runs. It was a massive testament to the hardwork they have put in the cricketing arena over the course of the last year, one which saw them massively punch above their weight to stand tall amongst their challengers.
Piling on a behemoth 208 while batting first, Ireland managed to show the much needed composure at the end of the tie to restrict West Indies to 204. It was a result which served as salvation for the side after failing to extract anything out of the bygone ODI series, one where they had managed to run West Indies close on multiple occasions.
Ireland showed why they are held in such high esteem in the cricketing fraternity after stunning West Indies the last time around. We see them running the home side close in this one as well but ultimately being put down by a West Indies bowling effort which elevates its performance today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The previous encounter contested on this surface alluded towards just how electric a batting wicket it is. And we should be in for reminiscent conditions today as well with the side winning the toss looking to step put and bat first and make the most of the batting conducive conditions.
Probable Playing 11
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (WK), Kieron Pollard (C), Dwayne Bravo, Sherfane Rutherford, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell
Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (C), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (WK), Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Joshua Little
Three Match ODI Series
Match: West Indies Vs Ireland Second T20
Date And Time: 19th January, Sunday- 3:30am IST
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Telecast: Sony Six/HD
- Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy
Top 4 Batting Order
- Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie, Gareth Delany
- Lendl Simmons, Nicholas Pooran
- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien
Death Overs Bowlers
- Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams
- George Dockrell, Joshua Little
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Nicholas Pooran managed to get 26 runs the last time around, ones which alluded towards the electric touch he is in at the moment. Although he wasn’t able to wrap up the run chase for his side, he traversed his way to the fence with ease to make him our opening pick for the day.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Batsmen
Paul Stirling needed a mere 47 balls to score 95 runs for his side in the series opener, a man of the match display which saw him hand over just the ideal foundation for his side. The opener will be accompanied by his counterpart Kevin O’Brien who contributed with 48 runs in the pair’s colossal 154 run opening stand, one which also included the most runs ever registered in the powerplay overs in a T20 fixture.
Elsewhere from West Indies we are getting in their two openers as well for this one with the duo putting on a succulent stand for the side. We begin with Elvin Lewis who registered his side’s highest score on the day with 53 runs in a mere 29 balls, seeing Lendl Simmons partner him up for the day.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 All-Rounders
Kieron Pollard didn’t play a role with the ball for his side but the side’s captain came out to put on 31 runs with the bat to see us move in for him for this one. The display by the player served as a massive shot in the arm to West Indies’ innings, see them take the match to its closing stages.
Our one-two from the home side also include Dwayne Bravo who returned with two wickets on the day for his unit.
WI Vs IRE Dream11 Bowling Order
We begin this facet of our Dream 11 side with the selection of Joshua Little from Ireland. His spell of 3-29 was a defining moment in the side’s defence of their score, seeing him not only send down a restrictive spell but one in which he kept picking up wickets at regular intervals as well for the unit.
He’s paired up with Craig Young who got two wickets as well while from West Indies we are going in with a lethal partnership as well. Sheldon Cottrell and Khary Pierre picked up the four wickets in between them, the two apiece for either bowler, wickets which ensured that Ireland’s effort with the bat was refrained at the apt moment to keep West Indies in the tie.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Stirling will captain us for this one while Lewis is our vice-captain.
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.