Ireland and West Indies are all set to square up against each other in the first of the three ODIs on 8th January 2022 at Sabina Park Stadium. West Indies are set to welcome back their Kieron Pollard to the team. The veteran all-rounder missed out on the last series due to an injury.
His inclusion will strengthen the side. Although, some notable names won’t be playing in the series. Andre Russell continues to be unavailable, while Shimron Hetmyer misses out after failing the fitness Test.
Besides, the likes of Fabian Allan, Evin Lewis, and Anderson Phillip have been ruled out as they have tested positive for Covid-19. Shai Hope will assume the vice-captaincy duties, while former skipper Jason Holder has also made it to the squad. The stars of the last edition’s CPL, Odean Smith and Romario Shepherd have also selected in the ODI squad. As far as the bowlers are concerned, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, and Jayden Seales make the cut.
Facing them are Ireland, who last played an ODI series against Zimbabwe back in September 2021. That series resulted in a tie (1-1). They were due to play two one-day internationals against the United States of America last month. However, the series got postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.
The last time when Ireland went to West Indies in 2020, they suffered a 3-0 thrashing. They would be looking to improve on that record and hopefully come back home with a better result this time around. Andrew Balbirnie will continue to lead the team.
The onus for scoring the bulk of the runs will fall on his shoulders of the captain, alongside William Porterfield and Paul Sterling. The middle-order will comprise the likes of Harry Tector, George Dockrell, and Mark Adair among others. As far as the bowling goes, the presence of Joshua Little, Simi Singh, Andy McBirne should keep the team in good stead.
WI vs IRE Live Streaming Details- When And Where To Watch West Indies vs Ireland in Your Country? West Indies vs Ireland 2021-22, 1st ODI
Sony Sports Network has bought the rights to broadcast all the matches of the West Indies vs Ireland 2022 series in India. The live streaming will be available on Sony Liv App.
The viewers in Australia can watch all the matches of the West Indies vs Ireland 2022 on Fox Sports. Also, the fans can stream it live on the Foxtel Go app or Kayo Sports.
In the United Kingdom:
In the United Kingdom, SkySports Cricket will present the live telecast of the ODI series between West Indies and Ireland.
In the USA:
In the United States of America, the fans watch all the matches live on Willow TV.
Ten Sports Pakistan will be broadcasting all the matches of West Indies vs Ireland 2022 live in Pakistan.
In South Africa:
In South Africa, SuperSport will present the live telecast of the West Indies vs Ireland 2022 Test series.