West Indies vs Ireland, 2nd T20I Match Prediction 19 Jan 2020

West Indies vs Ireland 2020

West Indies vs Ireland, 2nd T20I Match Prediction

2020-01-20

Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

West Indies

7.38 16/1 in 2.1
7.74 147/9 in 19.0

Ireland

7.38 16/1 in 2.1
7.74 147/9 in 19.0
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz No result

West Indies vs Ireland cricket betting odds

WINDIES 1.12
IRE 5.30

WINDIES vs IRE Prediction

Manish Khorgade

Can Ireland seize the series after leading the three-match T20 series by 1-0?

  • Head to head, West Indies and Ireland have played five T20 matches so far, from which West Indies won 2, Ireland 2 while one match was abandoned
  • Paul Stirling's 47-ball 95 provided Ireland with their first victory of the tour, as West Indies had won the preceding T20 series against the visitors by 3-0
  • West Indies swept the preceding one-day series against Ireland 3-0 but lost the first T20I by just four runs

West Indies to win the second T20I match to level the series!

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Match Preview

Ireland finally tasted their first success of the tour as they snatched the victory in the first T20I game against the T20 World Champions West Indies. This win was quite distinct, especially after losing the ODI series (0-3), in which they came pretty close to winning the second ODI, which they lost to the hosts by just 1 wicket and 1 ball remaining. The key contributor from Ireland’s side was Paul Stirling for his incredible 47-ball 95 runs. The loss has come at the right time for the hosts, as they still have sufficient time to come-back and win the series, while Ireland is just a game away from creating the history of winning their first series-win against a test playing nation.

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West Indies

West Indies had saved their second ODI against Ireland with great difficulty and went on to whitewash the ODI series. The hosts faced the first defeat, as the T20 World Champions fell four runs short while chasing visitors total of 208. After being asked to field first, Cottrell and his fellow bowlers could not break the opening partnership till the 13th over, by which the hosts already crossed 150 runs. Cottrell (Economy of 9.25), Pierre (Economy of 15.00) and Williams (Economy of 16.00) and Pollard (Economy of 11) together conceded more than 150 runs in their 12 overs, while Bravo (2 for 28) and Walsh (1 for 25) bowled well under circumstances. Simmons gave a fitting start as he scored 22 in just 14, and Lewis went on for his half-century, but wickets at regular intervals and 200 plus target proved to be too much at the end, despite grabbing 27 in the over 18. It’s not a big defeat for the hosts, but the upcoming second T20 game is crucial and a must-win. With the top-class T20 specialists, hosts can assure their supporters a fitting come-back. 

In the last 10 T20Is, Kieron Pollard is the top-scorer with 301 runs at the average of 43.00 and a strike rate of 139.35, followed by Evin Lewis (249 runs, strike rate 135.32). Sheldon Cottrell (12 wickets in last 10 games) is the key bowlers for West Indies, as he gets support from Kesrick Williams (11 wickets in 7 matches).

Key Players: Dwayne Bravo, Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Khary Pierre, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Sherfane Rutherford, Sheldon Cottrell, Hayden Walsh Jr, LMP Simmons, Evin Lewis

West Indies Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
E Lewis 53 29 6 3 182.76
K Pollard 31 15 1 3 206.67
S Hetmyer 28 18 0 3 155.56
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Cottrell 4.0 0 37 2 9.25
K Pierre 3.0 0 45 2 15
D Bravo 4.0 0 28 2 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Cottrell 4.0 0 37 2 9.25
K Pierre 3.0 0 45 2 15
D Bravo 4.0 0 28 2 7
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West Indies Predicted Playing XI

Kieron Pollard (c), Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Sherfane Rutherford, Khary Pierre, Hayden Walsh, Kesrick Williams, Sheldon Cottrell

Ireland

In the shortest white-ball format, Ireland did what they couldn’t do in the preceding ODI series. Paul Stirling's match-winning innings of 47-balls 95 powered the team to the imposing victory, as the team posted 208 runs batting first. He was well supported by O'Brien (32 balls 48 runs), as the duo added 154 runs batting first. Though, it was not easy for their bowlers to defend the total against the team that boasts of Pollard, Pooran, Hetmyer, Simmons, Lewis, and Bravo. Joshua Little’s 3-for and Craig Young’s 2-for also kept the run-flow in check as together they gave away just 60 runs in their 8 overs. Young gave just 3 runs in the penultimate over, taking Pooran’s wicket, to keep 13 runs to defend for Little in the last, which he did successfully at the end, conceding just 8. One more win will get them the trophy, but it won’t come so easily for the visitors.

In last 10 T20Is, Paul Stirling (445 runs, average 49.44) has been the top-scorer, followed by Kevin O'Brien (318 runs), while Mark Adair is the leading wicket-taker for Ireland with 15 wickets in last 9 T20Is, followed by Gareth Delany (11 wickets in 10 matches).

Key Players - Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Kevin O'Brien

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Kevin O'Brien, Simi Singh, CA Young, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Barry McCarthy, GC Wilson, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Andy Balbirnie

Ireland Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
P Stirling 95 47 6 8 202.13
K O'Brien 48 32 4 2 150
G Delany 19 12 1 2 158.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Little 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
C Young 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
S Singh 4.0 0 36 1 9
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Little 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
C Young 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
S Singh 4.0 0 36 1 9
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Ireland Predicted Playing XI

Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (wk), Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell, Craig Young, Joshua Little

Pitch And Weather Conditions

On the match day, the weather will be patchy rain possible with the daytime temperature reaching 26°c and nighttime minimum temperature are expected to be around 18°c. Precipitation of around 4.5 mm, cloud covering 59% of the sky, with the humidity around 76% is predicted.

Venue Details

The venue for the match is Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.

Toss Prediction

On this pitch, the highest total is 182/6 by England against West Indies, while the lowest recorded total is 45. The highest chased on this surface is 147, while the lowest defended is 112. In 8 T20Is played here, 5 times the teams batting first have won, one match was abandoned and only two times the teams batting first have won.

It is recommended to opt to field first after winning the toss.

Winning Prediction

Ireland’s efforts finally gave them the desired results, as they are ecstatic after winning the first game of the 3-match T20I series against West Indies, which is also their first success of the tour. West Indies did everything to save the second ODI and whitewashed the ODI series, but in the shortest format of the game, they were outplayed by Ireland narrowly. The hosts have all the reasons and resources to bounce back to defeat Ireland in the second T20 game and level the series.

West Indies to win the second T20I match to level the series!

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