WIW vs IREW: 3rd ODI match prediction
WIW vs IREW: After just 8.4 overs had been bowled, the second One-Day International of the series between the West Indies Women and the Ireland Women was called off due to rain. The first ODI was won by the home team, giving them a 1-0 series lead. The last One-Day International, scheduled to take place at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on July 2, will be played, and West Indies will be confident of winning to end the series.
WIW vs IREW: Match details
Match: WIW vs IREW 3rd ODI, Ireland Women tour of West Indies, 2023
Date: Sunday, July 2, 2023
Time: 5:30 AM
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium
WIW vs IREW: Match Overview
West Indies Women
In the first ODI of the series, the West Indies Women easily defeated the visitors to get this series off to a strong start. With a brave 109 off 106 balls, captain Hayley Matthews took the initiative and helped his team register a commanding 297-6. Ireland Women were able to respond with 239–9.
Ireland was in trouble at 36/5 in 8.4 overs in the second ODI when play was stopped by rain. Shamilia Connell and Aaliyah Alleyne, the West Indies' new-ball pair, both got two wickets, while Matthews also made an impact by getting one wicket. Matthews, who also had three wickets in the first ODI, is undoubtedly the one to watch in this match.
In the opening ODI, when she slammed a confident 55 off 69 balls, Stafanie Taylor displayed strong play. We anticipate another strong performance from the seasoned all-rounder, who now has 7 hundreds and 39 fifties in the format.
Along with medium fast bowler Cherry Ann Fraser, who keeps things tight, and leg spinner Afy Fletcher, who has six wickets versus Ireland in just three matches, there are two other bowlers who may have an effect besides Shamilia Connell and Aaliyah Alleyne.
If Ireland Women want to give the host team a fight for their money, they will need to do significantly better at the plate. It will be crucial to have Gaby Lewis (342 runs in the previous 10 games, averaging 34.2). The opening batswoman's crucial 83 in the first ODI enabled her team to finish with a decent total. The duty of setting the tone will go to captain Laura Delany (269 runs in the past 8 games at an average of 38.42). Delany played well for her 40 minutes in the first ODI, but she has to stay in the game longer since the team's batting lineup needs someone who can act as a rock in the event of another collapse.
We anticipate Orla Prendergast to make a significant impact in this ODI because she showed some signs of form in the previous two games.
When it comes to bowling, the two players to watch are Cara Murray (11 wickets in the past 10 matches at an economy of 5.60) and Arlene Kelly (8 wickets in the last 9 matches at an economy of 4.43). The only bowler who appeared to have bothered the West Indian hitters was leg-spinner Murray, who grabbed three wickets in the opening ODI.
WIW vs IREW: Key Stats
In a single ODI, Ireland Women defeated West Indies Women in July 2003.
Stafanie Taylor set the record for most runs scored by a batsman in an ODI between West Indies and Ireland with 355 runs in 6 innings against Ireland Woman.
Ireland's second-highest run scorer in ODIs versus the West Indies is Gaby Lewis. The last five ODIs for Ireland Women have all ended in losses.
WIW vs IREW: Probable XI
West Indies Women
Aaliyah Alleyne, Chinelle Henry, Hayley Matthews (c), Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Zaida James, Cherry Ann Fraser, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams, Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Shamilia Connell
Amy Hunter, Eimear Richardson, Orla Prendergast, Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Laura Delany (c), Mary Waldron (wk), Sophie MacMahon, Ava Canning, Arlene Kelly, Cara Murray
WIW vs IREW: Pitch report
In women's ODIs played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium, the average first innings score is 194. The highest score recorded at the location was 297-6 by the West Indies Women in the first ODI. In this game, the side batting first will try to set a target of at least 250–260 runs.
WIW vs IREW: Weather report
The surface at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium is evenly distributed and provides something for both bowlers and batsmen. Windy conditions will be present during the game, which will enable the seam bowlers to provide some swing and movement off the air. Although scoring runs early on won't be simple, hitters who persevere will eventually be able to profit. Spin bowlers will also benefit from the surface's grip.
WIW vs IREW: Toss prediction
During the game, there may be a few showers in Gros Islet, and it will likely be windy. To capitalize on this and create an early impression, the side that wins the toss will probably elect to field first.
WIW vs IREW: Pre-play prediction
Best batter: Zaida James (WIW), Leah Paul (IREW)
Best bowler: Cherry Ann Fraser (WIW), Cara Murray (IREW)
Best all-rounder: Aaliyah Alleyne (WIW), Eimear Richardson (IREW)
Player of the match: Zaida James (WIW)
WIW vs IREW: Match Prediction
In 10 ODIs, Ireland's women have only defeated the West Indies' women once. Despite having a few reliable batsmen in their squad, they will once again have their work cut out for them against players like Shamilia Connell, Aaliyah Alleyne, and Hayley Matthews on this two-paced wicket. The West Indies have adequate batting and bowling depth to keep outclassing the foreigners. Their skipper in particular is in excellent form and will once more take the initiative.
Suggestion: Bet for the West Indies Women to win the third ODI and the series.