Recent Match Report – West Indies vs Ireland 11th Match, First Round Group B 2022/23

Recent Match Report - West Indies vs Ireland 11th Match, First Round Group B 2022/23

Toss: West Indies opt to bat vs Ireland

On a day when rain was forecast, West Indies chose to bat against Ireland in a must-win Group A game for both sides in Hobart on Friday. At the time of the toss, though, conditions were visibility brighter with a stiff breeze blowing across the ground.

West Indies have the firepower of Brandon King up the order after the batter had missed the Zimbabwe game with illness. Johnson Charles, who had replaced King at the time, retained his place, having impressed with a quickfire 36-ball 45. Shamarh Brooks was left out on Friday.

Ireland are unchanged from the XI that beat Scotland in a thriller, where they chased down 177 courtesy a rearguard from Curtis Campher and George Dockrell.

The winner of this match will progress through to the Super 12s.

Ireland: 1 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 2 Paul Stirling, 3 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 4 Harry Tector, 5 Curtis Campher, 6 George Dockrell, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Mark Adair, 9 Simi Singh, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Josh Little

West Indies: 1 Kyle Mayers, 2 Johnson Charles, 3 Evin Lewis, 4 Brandon King, 5 Nicholas Pooran (capt&wk), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Akeal Hosein, 9 Odean Smith, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Obed McCoy

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