The second ODI between West Indies Women and Ireland Women is all set to take place on Wednesday, June 28, at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia. The hosts secured a convincing win in the first ODI and are one up in the three-match series. They won the match by 58 runs, defending 297 runs at the same venue.
West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first. Skipper Hayley Matthews showcased her all-round brilliance in the match. She slammed her fourth century in ODIs, scoring 109 runs, with ten boundaries and a couple of sixes. Stafanie Taylor and Chinelle Henry also slammed fifties in the match. In response, Ireland managed 239 runs in 50 overs. Gaby Lewis smashed 83 runs, while Laura Delany scored 40 runs. Hayley Matthews also took three wickets in the match.
After losing the first ODI, Ireland will be determined to make a comeback in the series. All-in-all, it is likely to be an exciting match between West Indies and Ireland in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
Date and Time: June 28, 2023, Wednesday, 7:00 pm IST
Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
The pitch at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium will offer help for the bowlers as the match progresses. The batters will make to make the most in the early stages of the match. The team that wins the toss is likely to opt to bat first, with 270 being a good score.
Heavy rains are likely to hamper the second ODI between West Indies and Ireland. There could be many rain interruptions.
Top Player Picks
Hayley Matthews: Hayley Matthews will be a certain pick in the fantasy team for the second ODI. She has a great record, scoring 2024 runs, with four ODI centuries. Her recent hundred came in the first ODI against Ireland.
Stafanie Taylor: Stafanie Taylor’s vast experience will come in handy for the West Indies in the second ODI. She has scored 5422 runs, in 149 ODI matches, and picked up 153 wickets. She played a fine hand in the last game, scoring a fifty.
Captain and Vice-Captain Choices
Captain: The West Indies skipper Hayley Matthews is a good Captaincy option for the fantasy team as she is in good form. Her all-round contribution will be key to West Indies’ success.
Vice-Captain: Gaby Lewis played a brilliant knock in the first ODI, keeping her team in the hunt. She would be the ideal vice-captain in the fantasy team, playing a crucial role for Ireland.
Predicted Playing XIs
West Indies: Hayley Matthews (C), Zaida James, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams, Shemaine Campbelle, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shamilia Connell
Ireland: Laura Delany (C), Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Amy Hunter, Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron, Arlene Kelly, Sophie MacMahon, Ava Canning, Cara Murray
Wicket-keeper – Shemaine Campbelle
Batters – Stafanie Taylor, Sophie MacMahon, Gaby Lewis
All-around – Hayley Matthews, Laura Delany, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Chinelle Henry
Bowlers – Cara Murray, Afy Fletcher