West Indies vs Ireland: Ireland win the toss and choose to bowl first

Both the teams are ready to win this series decider. Ireland, winning the toss, opt to bowl first.

Ireland has won the toss and has decided to bowl first in the series decider game at Jamaica.

West Indies playing XI – Shai Hope(w), Justin Greaves, Nicholas Pooran, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith

While Ireland’s XI includes- William Porterfield, Paul Stirling(c), Andy McBrine, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Neil Rock(w), Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Joshua Little

Despite COVID cases in the camp and some injuries to the players, West Indies and Ireland are set to play the decider.

The final ODI at Kingston starts in some time, as both the teams will be fighting hard to win this series decider. Ireland won the last game (2nd ODI), when Andy McBrine with a major comeback took 4 crucial wickets, helping Ireland to bring the series to a level. Andy got hit on his head, and still played a game-changing role, helping Ireland to win by the margin of 5 wickets.

Ireland, with the series at 1-1 has a great opportunity to win an ODI series after a long time. Ireland won their last ODI series in July 2019. The players are in form too as the team witnessed Harry Tector hitting his second 50 in the series. Craig Young and Joshua Little too look positive to win this series title. Captain Stirling too seemed happy with the team after the second game.

The hosts are not going to have Ireland such fruitful opportunities, as the players look boosted up after a long delay. Captain Pollard looks in great shape, not leaving any room for mistakes in the dressing room. The hosts will be entering with some great players in the 11 and are not going to let Ireland win easily. The top order for the host’s team seems to struggle but West Indies can probably give another chance to the players without changing the top order. They do have Devon Thomas a reserve for a top-order batsman.

Both the teams have come very close to the final game in this series. The hosts might not give any opportunity to let this game slip away from their hands. And with a recent win and players in form, Ireland looks positive towards this series win. With Ireland at 4th position and West Indies at 8th position, both the teams will also keep in mind the ongoing Super League.

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