West Indies are in a tight spot now. A loss to Scotland leaves them with the need to win two games to qualify. They are up against Ireland, who has had the better of the West Indies a few times in the past. Ireland are doing a pretty good job as their young talent is turning up nicely.
Played- 7 | West Indies – 3 | Ireland – 2 | No Result- 2 | Tie- 0
Date: 21st October 2022
Time: 9:30 AM IST
The weather at Hobart is clear and a full game is expected, although there could be a cold breeze and some chilly temperatures.
The Hobart track is normally good for batters. The boundaries are also pretty small and run-scoring should be pretty easy. Batting second will be a better option.
Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, and Obed McCoy/Sheldon Cottrell
Andrew Balbernie (c), Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little
Over the last year, Josh Little has impressed a lot. He has pace, he is young and he is already proving that he can lead an attack. A good spell from him up front will be key for Ireland as they will rely on him for consistent breakthroughs throughout the innings.
Among a group of talented West Indies is a fast bowler who often goes under the radar. Alzarri Joseph is a handy bowler and really good wicket-taker. He has the ability to touch speeds above 150 but often goes unnoticed, despite giving some nice performances.
West Indies are a team full of potential but with the young talent on display in Ireland, they could be in for a surprise here.