West Indies vs Ireland – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is West Indies vs Ireland taking place? Saturday 18th January, 2020 – 22:00 (UK)

Where is West Indies vs Ireland taking place? Warner Park, Basseterre, St. Kitts

What is the expected weather for West Indies vs Ireland? 26c in clear but humid conditions

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
Ireland beat West Indies by 4 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

WEST INDIES

  • West Indies were made to pay for allowing Ireland to rack up a huge total for their first-wicket partnership and were behind the eight-ball from that point on as they fell to a shock defeat in the first T20 game of the series.
  • Ireland posted 208/7 despite Dwayne Bravo’s best efforts with the ball as he put in an impressive performance on his return to international cricket, ending with figures of 2-28 from his four overs.
  • The Windies made striking inroads into chasing the big score down but the frequent loss of wickets eventually cost them and they fell four runs short but despite that loss, they are not expected to make many changes to their side although Kesrick Williams will be under pressure to perform if selected again after a very poor showing with the ball.

IRELAND

  • Ireland claimed a historic victory over world champions West Indies to get the T20 series off to a perfect start as their performance with the bat proved enough to claim what turned out to be a narrow victory.
  • Paul Stirling struck a magnificent 95 off just 47 balls as he shared an opening partnership of 154 with Kevin O’Brien which was Ireland’s highest ever partnership for any wicket in their T20 history as they produced a big total to chase.
  • The Windies gave the chase a good go but fell short thanks to some fine death bowling by Craig Young and Josh Little who combined for three wickets in the final two overs to keep the hosts short by four runs and that superb victory should see the tourists name an unchanged side.

THE PREDICTION

Ireland claimed just their second ever T20 victory over the West Indies and third in any format of the game as they produced a record-breaking display to beat the world champions. The Irish were thankful to their opening partnership who got their innings off to a great start as they whacked 93 off the opening six overs with no team ever registering that many runs in a T20I during the powerplay. Ireland wobbled slightly when they were removed and did not make things easy with the ball either but showed some great character to hold on until the end. The tourists will hope to build on that display but the Windies are likely to respond in this second contest and should level the series.

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