Who Will Win Ireland vs West Indies, 1st ODI 2019?
West Indies and Bangladesh will begin their preparations for the forthcoming World Cup with an ODI tri-series in Ireland also involving the hosts. The opening match of the series will see Ireland taking on the Windies on May 5 at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin. Live telecast of the game is scheduled to start at 10:45 AM local time.
IRE vs WI, 1st ODI 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
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Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Ireland vs West Indies 1st match, Ireland ODI Tri-Series 2019...
Ireland Team News & Playing 11
There is plenty of experience in this Ireland's top-order batting with the likes of William Porterfield, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie. Porterfield has scored the most runs for his side in ODIs and the skipper will be expected to get Ireland off to a good start and play a big knock. Balbirnie and Stirling have been in decent form as well. Both were amongst the leading run-scorers in the recent ODI series against Afghanistan in India. Gary Wilson and Kevin O'Brien will be the key figures in the middle-order. The hosts will be counting on George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin and Tim Murtagh to deliver the goods when it comes to bowling. Dockrell shone with the ball against Afghanistan with eight wickets in five matches. However, Rankin and Murtagh will be the bigger threats in these conditions that are conducive to pace bowling. These two are likely to share the new ball and the onus will be on them to make the early inroads into this West Indian batting line-up.
Ireland Predicted Playing 11
William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Stuart Thompson, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin
West Indies Team News & Playing 11
The West Indian batting will depend mainly on Shai Hope and Darren Bravo at the top and Shane Dowrich and Roston Chase in the middle-order. Bravo did a pretty decent job with the bat in the recent home ODI series against England, finishing with 133 runs in four innings at an average of 44.33. Hope is having an ODI average of around 46. He has four centuries and eight fifties in the format and the Windies will be hoping for a big contribution by him. Among the bowlers, the spotlight will be on Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder and Ashley Nurse. Cottrell notched up seven wickets in the four ODIs against England and the left-arm pacer will be the one to watch out for with the new ball. Skipper Holder has four four-wicket hauls and a couple of five-fers and he too is likely to inflict some damage on the hosts.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich, Roston Chase, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel/Kemar Roach
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
IRE : W L W NR L
WI : W L NR W L
IRE vs WI Head to Head
Ireland and West Indies have played eight one-day internationals against each other in the past with the scoreline 5-1 in favor of the Windies. Two of those encounters have not produced results due to washouts.
Ireland have never beaten West Indies in an ODI at this ground. The two teams have faced each other here four times with the Windies emerging victorious on the first three occasions. The most recent encounter in 2007 ended in a washout.
The last time these two countries met in the fifty-over format was in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier last year at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe where the Windies registered a comfortable 52-run victory.
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Ireland vs West Indies Prediction
Ireland have the home advantage in their favor and they won't be needing as much time to acclimatize to the conditions as the Windies. They also have a pretty potent pace attack, and if they bowl well, they might as well fancy their chances for causing an upset. The tourists, however, boast a very strong record against the hosts - they have been beaten just once in their six head-to-head ODI encounters and have never lost to them at this ground. West Indies are missing many big names like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Shimron Hetmyer and Carlos Brathwaite, but they still look better placed to win the series opener.
Final Verdict: Back West Indies to beat Ireland.