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WI vs IRE, 3rd ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks 

Match: West Indies vs Ireland, (WI vs IRE, 3rd ODI)

Date: January 16, 2022 – 8 PM IST

Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica 

Where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The West Indies vs Ireland series will not be televised in India. However, you can catch the matches live on the online streaming platform, FanCode. Watch the third ODI from 8 PM IST onwards on Sunday. 

West Indies vs Ireland, 3rd ODI: 

Ireland overcame the injuries and Covid-19 cases within the camp to level the three-match ODI series. The two teams will clash in the series decider at Sabina Park in Kingston on Sunday, January 16. 

Playing without their skipper Andrew Balbirnie, Ireland came out victorious in a rain-affected match by five wickets on DLS method. Batting first, the hosts were 111/7 at one stage but managed to post 229 runs on the board. Ireland were set a target of 168 after the match was reduced to 36 overs. Harry Tector anchored the chase with an unbeaten 54 as they chased down the target in 32.3 overs. Andy McBrine was the star for Ireland, picking 4 for 36 with the ball and scoring 35 runs while chasing. 

Earlier, West Indies had won the first match by 24 runs after posting 269 runs batting first. 10 crucial points will be up for grabs in the third ODI towards the ICC CWC Super League. Ireland have 60 points to their credit while West Indies have 50 points and their direct qualification for the ODI World Cup is in jeopardy. 

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for WI vs IRE, 3rd ODI 

The Sabina Park stadium in Kingston usually offers significant assistance for the bowlers. The average first innings score from 40 ODI matches here reads 234. The highest total recorded here was 349 by Pakistan while the lowest of 99 belongs to Zimbabwe. Chasing can be an advantage here, with 23 out 40 games having been won by the team batting second. 

The weather forecast for Kingston, Jamaica suggests there’s a low possibility of light showers. The humidity will be around 63% with temperature around 32°C. 

West Indies: Expected XI and Team News 

After suffering a loss, the Kieron Pollard-led side could contemplate a few changes. Justin Greaves failed in both the games and with the series on the line, his place could be under threat. Darren Bravo for Roston Chase is another change that could be on the cards. 

Probable XI – Shai Hope (wk), Justin Greaves, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein

Ireland: Expected XI and Team News 

Ireland’s Paul Stirling returned after recovering from Covid-19 but the regular skipper Andrew Balbirnie was tested positive along with the wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker. Neil Rock replaced Tucker while Stirling took over the captaincy. Gareth Delany kept his place. Ireland are likely to go in with the same playing XI barring further last minute issues. 

Probable XI – William Porterfield, Paul Stirling (c), Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, Gorge Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Neil Rock (wk), Mark Adair, Josh Little, Craig Young 

Head to head record of WI vs IRE 

West Indies the head to head rivalry between these two sides in ODIs quite comprehensively. West Indies have won 11 matches while Ireland have claimed two. 

West Indies – 11 

Ireland – 2 

No Result – 1

3rd ODI: Five players to watch out for in the WI vs IRE match  

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI: 

Shamarh Brooks: Batter, West Indies 

Shamarh Brooks made his ODI debut in the first game and has looked mighty impressive so far. The 33yr old batter scored 93 on his debut and followed it up with a solid 43 in the second game. He has over 1100 runs in List A cricket at an average of 32, including seven fifties. Brooks is in good form and costs 8.5 credits in the MPL XI. 

Akeal Hosein: Bowler, West Indies 

Akeal Hosein is slowly becoming a key part of the West Indies bowling attack in limited overs cricket. The left arm orthodox spinner has taken 17 wickets in 11 matches so far at an excellent economy of 4.11. Akeal has picked 1/35 & 2/51 in the first two games. He is a consistent performer and will cost you 8.5 credits.  

Andy McBrine: Bowler, Ireland 

With Balbirnie missing, Andy McBrine gets to bat at number three and his right arm off-breaks are not easy to get away. McBrine 70 wickets to his name in ODIs at an economy of 4.40 while also scoring over 500 runs at an average of 17. McBrine was outstanding in the second game, picking 4/36 and went on to score an important 35 with the bat. In the first game as well, he picked two scalps and scored 34 runs. McBrine costs 9 credits and is a good captaincy option. 

Romario Shepherd: All-rounder, West Indies 

Romario Shepherd has been superb form off late in both the limited overs formats. The right arm medium pacer has picked 3/50 and 1/12 with the ball in the ongoing series. He also smashed a crucial 50 off 41 balls in the last game. Shepherd has a lot of all-round value and can be a good VC option. He costs 8.5 credits. 

Harry Tector: Batter, Ireland 

Harry Tector has been outstanding for Ireland in the fifty-over format in recent times. He has 618 runs to his name from 19 ODI matches at an average of 41, including six half centuries. Tector’s all of six fifties have come in the last nine matches. The Irish batter has scored 53 and 54* in the first two games of this series. Tector comes at 9 in the MPL XI. 

MPL Fantasy XI 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

Also Read: Ravindra Jadeja – The Best Indian All-rounder?

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