After the third match in the triangular series between the hosts Ireland and Bangladesh got abandoned, it is time to shift our attention to the fourth match which will be played between Ireland and Windies at the Village in Dublin.
The current scenario of the points table suggests, Bangladesh without a single loss to their name from 2 matches are leading the charts with a win and a no result game with 6 points against their name. Windies are placed second with a loss and a win from 2 games, whereas, the hosts Ireland are languishing at the bottom without registering a single win so far.
In this double round-robin format, each team is supposed to collide the other team at least twice, and the two teams finishing at the top two spots in the points table will collide against each other in the final which will take place on May 17 at the Village in Dublin.
Both Ireland and Windies collided in the first match of the series which was played at the Clontarf Cricket Club in Dublin, where the Windies openers Shai Hope and John Campbell record-breaking knocks humiliated Ireland by 196 runs.
Batting first, Windies put on a massive total of 381 on the board with the openers stitching a record 365 runs stand. John Campbell scored a belligerent 179, whereas, Shai Hope mustered 170 off 152 which included 22 fours and 2 sixes. The total was a mammoth one and Ireland perished under pressure as they could only manage 185 on the board in 34.4 overs.
Ireland won: 01
Windies won: 03
No Result: 01
Ireland vs Windies
Venue: The Village, Dublin
Time: May 10, 03:15 PM
Ireland squad to face Windies:
William Porterfield (c), James McCollum, Stuart Thompson, Andrew McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Gary Wilson, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy, Andrew Balbirnie, Josh Little.
Windies squad to face Ireland:
Jason Holder (c), Jonathan Carter, Shai Hope, Sunil Ambris, Kemar Roach, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, Raymond Reifer, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Ashely Nurse, Shannon Gabriel, Shane Dowrich.