WI VS IRE TEAM PREVIEWS
The preceding match ended in an upset for Ireland, bringing the series to a 1-1 tie. That was a commendable result considering Ireland was also missing a number of players due to COVID. The West Indian top order continued to struggle, and for the first time, the middle and lower orders were unable to save it.
Weather ruined a match that could have gone down to the wire, and hopefully the same will not happen in the decider. The West Indies have been re-labeled as favourites by all of the best cricket betting services. In fact, the odds are so low that they don’t even come close to covering the danger you’ll be taking. There are still additional betting options to consider.
West Indies vs Ireland 3rd ODI 2022 match prediction and cricket betting tips. On the 16th of January 2022, the match will be held at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.
The batting performance of the West Indies in this series would have disappointed them greatly. On certain wickets that have done a bit first up, none of the top-order batsmen have shown the tenacity required. In the first ODI, Shamarh Brooks and Kieron Pollard saved them, while Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith came close in the second.
But there is one thing that is undeniable. The West Indies have more six-hitting power in their lineup, and their batting depth is excellent. Despite the absence of their top-order batsmen, West Indies blasted six sixes to Ireland’s four, and reached a respectable total mainly to the efforts of their number nine and 10 batsmen!
It appears that betting on the West Indies to hit the most sixes in the contest is a no-brainer. It also has better odds than simply betting on a winner.
Although the West Indies should have been a little more controlled with the ball, there were a few standout performances. In his four overs, Odean Smith was economical, Akeal Hossain started well in the powerplay, and Romario Shepherd appears to be the go-to guy at the death.
We believe that the West Indies are a better ODI team than Ireland, but not as strong as the odds suggest. This is where you must be cautious and continue to hedge your chances with in-play betting.
Ireland should be pleased with how it performed in the previous encounter. It managed to chase down a difficult total against the West Indies despite being missing Andrew Balbirnie, perhaps its best ODI batter. Ireland got off to a solid start thanks to William Porterfield and Paul Stirling, who ensured the team never fell behind the asking rate. Harry Tector and Andy McBrine were cautious in their play and wise enough not to take any extra risks in order to keep the scoreboard ticking.
Ireland’s limited-overs performance has improved significantly, thanks in large part to the development of a few new players.
In the series, Josh Little, Craig Young, and Andy McBrine have bowled exceptionally well to give Ireland a chance in both games. On his best days, Mark Adair is a fantastic bowler. While the team may not have the same big-hitters or superstars as the West Indies, it does appear to have a group of sensible and capable cricketers who are now punching above their weight.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The weather is expected to improve significantly over the next few days, so we should be able to enjoy a complete, uninterrupted game. The pitch was sluggish yet steady. With the new ball, there is some swing, but it settles down to be a good batting surface. The outfield is quick, and the ground isn’t particularly large.
If the complete 50 overs are played, we believe a score of about 260-280 is on the cards batting first.
This match will be won by the West Indies, and we will bet on them. Although the odds aren’t in their favour, we believe they have the better lineup. Their improved six-hitting talents can make all the difference, and having a large range of all-rounders to choose from is also a significant plus.
If you want to bet on a winner, go with the West Indies.