The triangular series between Bangladesh, Windies and hosts Ireland has reached into its 4th match which will see the rerun of the opening game played between Windies and Bangladesh. This match will be played at the Village in Dublin where the last match between Bangladesh and the hosts Ireland was abandoned due to rain.
Windies who are placed on the second position on the points table will book a place in the finals if they win this match. Bangladesh are leading the points table after defeating Windies in their opening game by 8 wickets and then being involved in a no-result game against the hosts Ireland where the points were shared.
The last meeting between these two teams saw Windies piling up a mammoth 381 on the board courtesy record-breaking tons from openers Shai Hope and John Campbell who stitched a 365 runs stand for the opening wicket. The target was always very big for Ireland to chase and the succumbed under pressure to a paltry 185 handing Windies a 196 runs win.
Ireland won- 01
Windies won- 06
No Result- 02
Where – The Village, Dublin
When – 03:15 PM IST, May 11, 2019
Generally, seaming conditions are expected in Dublin as the fast bowlers get assistance with the new ball. batsmen have to be patient to play their shots as once the ball gets older batsmen can impose threat on the bowlers. Rain can once again play the spoiler.
Average 1st inn score: 241
Average 2nd inn score: 102
Kevin O Brien, Gary Wilson, Lorcan Tucker, Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andrew Balbirnie, Mark Adair/Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh, Barry McCarthy
Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Shannon Gabriel, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Jonathan Carter, Shane Dowrich, Kemar Roach, Sunil Ambris, Sheldon Cottrell (Doubt: John Campbell, if fit to feature)
Players in Focus
The Irish side will heavily rely on the likes of Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien and Andy Balbirnie.
Kevin scored 68 in the last game, whereas, Paul Stirling has accumulated 103 runs in his last 3 ODI innings. Andy Balbirnie has scored 271 runs in his last five innings which includes two tons.
For the Windies, Shai Hope will hold the key in the batting department as he has got two back-to-back tons to his name. In his last 9 ODI innings, he has scored 4 centuries.
In the bowling department, Sheldon Cottrell and Kemar Roach will hold the key. Skipper Jason Holder has not been good recently as he has managed just 2 wickets from last 4 ODIs.
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