West Indies Women will be hosting Ireland Women in their first home series of the year, consisting of three ODI matches followed by as many T20Is. After a six-month break from the 50 overs format, this series will serve as a true test of their strength and character.
West Indies Women vs Ireland Women, 1st ODI
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Date & Time: June 26th at 7:30 PM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Fancode
What is the pitch report for WI-W vs IR-W, 1st ODI?
The pitch at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia has historically been neutral, improving as the game progresses. Recently used for T10 matches, it will be interesting to see how it plays during this ODI.
West Indies Women: Lost Lost Lost Won Lost
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WI-W vs IR-W, 1st ODI Probable Winners:
Based on recent form, West Indies Women are expected to win this match.
What is the expected Probable Playing XIs for WI-W vs IR-W, 1st ODI?
West Indies Women: Hayley Matthews (c), Aaliyah Alleyne, Rashada Williams (wk), Stafanie Taylor, Shemaine Campbelle, Chinelle Henry, Ashmini Munisar, Cherry Ann Fraser, Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Karishma Ramharack
Ireland Women: Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Amy Hunter, Orla Prendergast, Laura Delany (c), Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron (wk), Louise Little, Arlene Kelly, Cara Murray, Georgina Dempsey
West Indies squad includes fully fit Chinelle Henry and Cherry-Ann Fraser.
Top Picks for Fantasy Teams:
Stafanie Taylor: With vast international experience, Taylor is expected to play a crucial role. She has scored 5367 runs and taken 153 wickets in 148 ODIs.
Hayley Matthews: One of the elite women’s cricketers, Matthews has a solid track record in international and franchise cricket. She has scored 1915 runs and picked up 89 wickets in 75 ODIs.
Afy Fletcher: Fletcher adds variety to the West Indies bowling lineup with her leg breaks. She has picked up 74 wickets in 63 ODIs.
Rashada Williams: Williams is expected to don the gloves for West Indies in this series. She has scored 366 runs in 22 ODIs with a highest score of 78*.
Laura Delany: Delany will be playing her 50th ODI for Ireland. She has scored 869 runs and taken 22 wickets in 49 ODIs.
This series holds great significance for West Indies Women as they continue to build their team in limited overs cricket. Fresh faces Ashmini Munisar and Shunelle Sawh have been included in the squad along with experienced campaigners Chinelle Henry, Cherry-Ann Fraser, and Qiana Joseph. Hayley Mathews remains the captain with Shemaine Campbelle as her deputy. West Indies Women will be eager to show improvements against Ireland Women, as it has been 19 months since their last bilateral ODI series victory.
Ireland Women’s last ODI series ended in a defeat against Pakistan Women. The selection committee has shown faith in the players by making minimal changes to the squad. Aimee Maquire, a 16-year-old with impressive performances in domestic and U-19 T20 World Cup cricket, has earned her maiden ODI call-up. Laura Delany, Gaby Lewis, Eimear Richardson, Leah Paul, and Orla Prendergast are among the regulars in the Irish Women’s team.
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