This episode of my T20 World Cup betting tips is focused on a Group B qualifier game between West Indies and Ireland. The team winning this game will take a giant stride towards qualifying for the Super 12 phase of the competition. I predict that the West Indies will win the game.
That said, upsets happen, especially in the shortest format of the game. Ireland may be an associate ICC member, but the team is no pushover. I expect the Irish to put up a fight, as qualifying for the Super 12 will be a great achievement in itself.
|West Indies vs Ireland (World Cup Qualifier, Group B)
|Bellerive Oval, Hobart
|21 October 2022
|15:00 (Local Time)
We shall provide the odds when available
West Indies VS Ireland: Prediction & Tips
My West Indies vs Ireland predictions and tips are focused on predicting which players will represent the two sides. I also identify the players most likely to impress on the day. Moving on to the next section of my T20 World Cup predictions, I predict the toss-winner.
I also predict the highest scorer and the highest wicket taker. Furthermore, I forecast who will hit the most sixes and who will take the most catches. These West Indies vs Ireland betting tips are meant to help readers to place wagers at the best T20 World Cup betting sites.
West Indies Team Review
In my T20 World Cup betting tips, I will now consider West Indies’ probable playing eleven versus Ireland. The wicketkeeper’s spot can go to Pooran. Powell, Hetmyer, King, and Brooks are the other batters that select themselves.
Bowlers Joseph, McCoy, and Drakes have become constant features in the West Indian outfit. I would play at least three all-rounders in the form of Holder, Odean Smith and Hosein. Though Hosein does not add great value in terms of batting, he provides the side with a spin option.
Ireland Team Review
In this part of my West Indies vs Ireland predictions, I look at the possible eleven that Ireland could field. Lorcan Tucker is the best keeper batter in the Irish line up. Old warhorse Paul Stirling will open the innings with Andy Balbirnie. Harry Tector, George Dockrell and Gareth Delany will shore up the middle order.
Apart from Dockrell and Delany, Ireland would be best served by one more all-rounder, C Campher, in a finishing role. The bowling line up will include Josh Little, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine and Barry McCarthy. The quartet gave a great account of themselves in Ireland’s recent series versus Afghanistan.
West Indies vs Ireland Head-to-Head
The next segment of my West Indies vs Ireland predictions involves an analysis of the head-to-head record of the two teams. They have met in 7 T20I games in the past. West Indies have won 3 while Ireland have emerged victorious in two. Two games have ended without result.
West Indies vs Ireland Last Meeting
The two sides last met at Basseterre on 19 January 2020. In the last of a 3-match series, West Indies won the toss and chose to field. Ireland began well, getting to 50 in just 3.4 overs when they lost the wicket of Kevin O’Brien.
Unfortunately for the Irish, that was the beginning of a procession of batters going back to the team dugout. In the event, Ireland were bowled out for 138 in the last over. O’Brien was the top scorer for Ireland, with 36 from 18 balls. For the Windies, Pollard and Bravo took three wickets each.
The hosts made light work of the chase. Openers Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis gave them an explosive start, getting the score to 133 in only the 11th over. Simmons remained unbeaten on 91, helping his side to a nine-wicket win. For Ireland, Simi Singh was the only successful bowler, snaring the wicket of Lewis, while conceding 41 runs in 3 overs.
The West Indies team has undergone some drastic changes since this last match with Ireland. For instance, Pollard and Bravo are no longer in the fray. By comparison, the Irish team has remained almost unchanged. Admittedly, O’Brien has since retired, and Wilson is no longer the keeper.
West Indies vs Ireland: Players to Look out for
In my West Indies vs Ireland betting tips, I pay attention to the players likely to shine in the upcoming game. West Indies will look to openers King and Brooks to give them a head start. Holder’s all-around ability, combined with his experience, could prove key to their fortunes.
As ever, the tireless Paul Stirling will be the go-to man for the Irish. (Paul Stirling was the hero of the game that Ireland won against the West Indies in January 2020. His 95 off 47 balls with 6 fours and 8 sixes helped his side to a score of 208/7. Ireland won the match by four runs in a thrilling finish.) Lorcan Tucker’s big-hitting ability in the top order could be just what the doctor ordered.
West Indies vs Ireland: Toss Prediction
In this next segment of my West Indies vs Ireland betting tips, I predict the toss winner. In the last series between the sides, West Indies won the toss in two out of three games. This time, I predict that Ireland will win the toss.
West Indies vs Ireland: Highest Scorer
This part of my West Indies vs Ireland betting tips is a forecast as to who will score the most runs in the game. My vote goes to West Indies opener Shamarh Brooks who has shown good form in recent months.
West Indies vs Ireland: Highest Wicket Taker
In my World Cup betting tips 2022, I also predict who will take the most wickets in the game. I can foresee Alzarri Joseph running through the Irish top order to emerge as the most successful bowler.
West Indies vs Ireland: Highest Sixer Hitter
The focus of my World Cup betting tips 2022 now turns to predicting who will hit the most sixes. I predict that West Indies middle order batter Hetmyer will grab that honour.
West Indies vs Ireland: Most Economical Bowler
According to my World Cup betting tips 2022, one bowler will clearly emerge as the most economical of all. (For the purpose of this prediction, I have only considered bowlers who will bowl their complete quota of overs.) I foresee West indies spinner Akeal Hossein conceding the fewest runs in his four overs in the game.
West Indies vs Ireland: Most Catches
In my statistical World Cup betting tips 2022, I must predict who will take the most catches in the match. My crystal ball shows West Indian keeper Nicholas Pooran snaring the most catches.
West Indies vs Ireland: Dream 11 Predictions
The last part of my World Cup betting tips 2022 is dedicated to naming my Dream 11. My Dream 11 fantasy cricket line up for the t20 World Cup match between WI and Ireland is as follows. (Note: There are 7 West Indian and 4 Ireland players in my squad.) The team could change during the event owing to strategic changes I may effect.
- Wicket Keeper: Pooran, Tucker
- Batsman: Brooks, Stirling, Powell, Hetmyer
- All-rounders: Holder, Campher
- Bowlers: Joseph, Little, McCoy
I have named Holder as the captain of my West Indies vs Ireland Dream 11 team. I have handed the vice-captaincy to Pooran.