West Indies vs Ireland – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction
When is West Indies vs Ireland taking place? Sunday, January 16th, 2022 – 14:30 (UK)
Where is West Indies vs Ireland taking place? Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
What is the expected weather for West Indies vs Ireland? 28-30c extremely hot with bright sunshine throughout play and a moderate breeze.
What channel is West Indies vs Ireland on? This match be televised live on BT Sport ESPN
Where can I stream West Indies vs Ireland? BT Sport subscribers can stream West Indies vs Ireland live via the BT Sport App
Ireland beat Ireland by five wickets (DLS)
THE TEAM NEWS
- West Indies were shocked by Ireland in a rain-affected second ODI after losing the toss and being bowled out for just 229, leading to an altered run chase courtesy of DLS which went in the tourists’ favour.
- A reaction is expected by the hosts, particularly the more experienced players in the side who under-performed with the bat, whilst young fast bowler Jayden Seales may be given his opportunity in this one having not played either of the first two ODIs.
- Despite a squad plagued by injuries and Covid-19 cases, Ireland head into the third ODI with a chance of securing an unexpected and memorable series victory, having triumphed by five wickets this past Tuesday.
- Paul Stirling returned to the side as captain in the second ODI and will remain so on Sunday with regular skipper Andy Balbirnie having tested positive for Covid-19 along with Lorcan Tucker, meaning the two will miss out as most likely will Mark Adair and Andy McBrine who are both injured, the latter suffering symptoms from a concussion suffered in the first ODI.
No doubt that the rain interruption only served to benefit Ireland from a DLS perspective in the second ODI, making their chase far more straightforward. However, credit must be given to their bowlers for skittling out West Indies for a modest score and a similar performance here will give them a chance. The home side though, will be looking to bounce back with a vengeance and it would be a surprise if all their key players such as Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope and Kieron Pollard were to all fail again with the bat. Ultimately, the raft of absences within the Irish camp should get the better of them here, with West Indies stepping up a gear as an all-round unit in this third and final ODI, ultimately securing the win and with that the series.