In the pool B match-5 of cricket world cup 2015 West Indies are taking on Ireland at Saxton Oval in Nelson. The match is scheduled to start on 11:00 local time and 22:00 GMT. The live streaming of Ireland vs West Indies match can be watched online on Starsport.com. Jason Holder to lead Caribbean team whereas Irish side will be playing under William Porterfield captaincy.
Date: 16 February, 2015
Venue: Saxton Oval, Nelson
Time: 11:00 local time, 22:00 GMT
West Indies team will be hugely depending on opener Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith. They need to provide good start at the top of order. In recent few months Caribbean side is not having good results in 50-overs format but they can be very dangerous team when the day is in their favor. Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell and Darren Sammy have to play good cricket in the middle overs.
Caribbean team will be highly depending on pace bowling attack rather than spinners. Russell and Sammy have to play major roles as bowlers.
Ireland has got settled playing XI for the match and they’ll be depending on O’Brien brothers. Kevin and Niall brothers are the key players in Irish side and they have to play good cricket today if they want to beat West Indies side. Captain William Porterfield needs to bat well with Paul Stirling to provide momentum to the side.
Expected Playing 11s
|Jason Holder (Captain)||William Porterfield (Captain)|
|Dwayne Smith||Ed Joyce|
|Chris Gayle||Paul Stirling|
|Marlon Samuels||Andy Balbirnie|
|Darren Bravo||Kevin O’Brien|
|Andre Russell||Niall O’Brien|
|Darren Sammy||John Mooney|
|Denesh Ramdin||Gary Wilson|
|Jerome Taylor||George Dockrell|
|Lendl Simmons||Craig Young|
|Kemar Roach||Max Sorensen|
It is expected that today West Indies will beat Ireland comfortably but anything can happen in the game of cricket. Ireland is a team who defeated Pakistan in 2007 world cup and qualified for the next stage. So they have good side that can stun Caribbean boys today.