In the 11th Group Stage match of the current T20 World Cup, the West Indies will play Ireland at the Bellerive Oval in a winner-takes-all game. As each team in the group has two points, the winner of this game will move on to the Super 12 round of the tournament.
The Windies and Ireland are still in the tournament because they both had impressive wins in their previous games. While the West Indies easily beat Zimbabwe thanks to great bowling, Curtis Campher’s amazing batting brought Ireland back from the brink of defeat.
Even though Nicholas Pooran’s West Indies were expected to move on, they lost badly to Scotland in their first game, and now they need to beat Ireland by a large margin in their last game to move on.
West Indies Top 11 candidates:
Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Odean Smith, Obed McCoy
Ireland Top 11 candidates:
Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Pitch Report: Ireland vs. WestIndies
Bellerive Oval’s surface is renowned as one of the best in the country for batting. Set batters will be difficult for the bowlers to contain in this park due to the outfield’s blazing speed. There will be no changes to the pitch; thus, whichever team wins the toss will likely choose to bat.
Top Performers– IRE vs. WI
Probable best batter – Curtis Campher:
Without Curtis Campher’s brash innings, Ireland’s World Twenty20 campaign might have ended against Scotland. He scored 72 runs without being dismissed off only 32 deliveries, helping the Men in Green pull off an incredible victory.
Probable best bowler- Alzarri Joseph:
Fast bowling phenom Alzarri Joseph of the West Indies has been among the best in the shortest-game format since the New Year. The 25-year-old returned with sensational bowling figures of 4/16 in his four overs, helping the Windies beat a feisty Zimbabwe team and secure a much-needed victory.
The Super 12s qualification for the West Indies and Ireland depends on Game 11. However, The Australia Time predicts that West Indies will emerge victorious from today’s contest.