West Indies vs Ireland – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is West Indies vs Ireland taking place? Sunday, January 11th (1pm UK time)

Where is West Indies vs Ireland taking place? National Cricket Stadium, St. George’s, Grenada

What is the expected weather for West Indies vs Ireland? 27c with sunshine and cloud but there is a small chance of rain

What channel is West Indies vs Ireland on? West Indies vs Ireland will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream West Indies vs Ireland? The match can be streamed live using the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for West Indies vs Ireland? Tickets for this match can be purchased here!

LAST MEETING
West Indies beat Ireland by 1 wicket

THE TEAM NEWS

WEST INDIES

  • Sheldon Cottrell was the hero as the West Indies won a dramatic encounter with Ireland to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series but it was his efforts with the bat rather than with the ball that won his side a tense affair.
  • Chasing 238 to win, the Windies were on the brink of defeat when Alzarri Joseph was dismissed to leave the hosts on 232/9 but needing two to win with just two balls remaining, Cottrell whacked a six to give his side the narrow victory.
  • All-rounder is likely to return to the side for this final game of the series after he was rested for the opening two matches and he could be one of a few changes as the Windies look to secure a whitewash.

IRELAND

  • Ireland went agonisingly close to beating the West Indies in the second ODI game of the series but they could not see the game out in the final over and fell to defeat by the smallest of margins as they went down by one wicket.
  • Paul Stirling helped his side to a respectable total as he scored 63 which saw Ireland post 237/9 and they got off to a great start in their reply with the ball after reducing the hosts to 24/3.
  • Despite a couple of solid efforts by the Windies batsmen, the wickets continued to tumble throughout the innings but they fell just short and that may now see the tourists make some alterations to their side having lined-up with the same XI in the opening two matches.

THE PREDICTION

The West Indies claimed their first ODI series win since 2014 but did not have things their own way as Ireland pushed them extremely close. They will now look to complete the series whitewash in the final game and are likely to be boosted by the return of Jason Holder who should come into the side after sitting out the first two games. Ireland will take plenty from their performance in that game and will fancy their chances of ending the 50-over matches with a consolation win but they are likely to fall short again.

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