Live Score - West Indies vs Ireland T20 World Cup 2012 Streaming
Cricket Live Score of Ireland vs West Indies 11th Match - Colombo on 2012. Get Cric Live Score of West Indies vs Ireland, 11th Match of ICC World Twenty20 2012. West Indies vs Ireland 11th Match begins at 24 Sep 2012 onwards at Colombo.
Darren Sammy's side had been touted as one of the favourites but they were let down by their bowling and fielding in the D/L defeat against Australia. They will reflect, however, that making 191 when faced by the bowling of Shane Watson, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins is about as good a start with the bat as they could have made and if Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels get going against Ireland, that should be enough.
As Shane Watson alluded after Australia had eased past Ireland in the first Group B game, the Associate side come with a bright green warning tag these days. West Indies are one of the teams that already knew to take them seriously: two years ago in Guyana, they dismissed Ireland for 68, a score that is still the second-lowest total in T20 internationals and the lowest at a World Twenty20. But when that humiliating loss for the underdogs was followed by a winner-takes-all encounter against England in their next match, Ireland's tenacity was only undermined by the rain. They'll need to beat a Full Member in T20I cricket for only the second time in order to reach the Super Eights.
The top 3 need to fire for Ireland - while Porterfield and Stirling force the impetus, Ed Joyce would look to provide the backbone to the innings. The middle order has the firepower to blow the knockout punch with the O'Brien brothers. The bowling will be lead by Rankin and Johnston and Dockrell would provide the variety with his slow left arm orthodox.
Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith are perhaps the most devastating opening pair in the tournament. With Charles and Samuels also in good form, the batting is West-Indies strength. They bat deep and boast of a number of big hitting all-rounders who can change the complexion of the match in a matter of minutes - the likes of Pollard, Sammy and Russell.
The bowling is a cause for worry for the West-Indies. The faster men were whacked around the park by Watson and Hussey. Sunil Narine may prove to be the X-factor with the Irish batsmen not so competent when it comes to playing quality spin bowling. There might be a case to replace Ravi Rampaul ( who proved to be expensive in the match against Australia ) with the explosive all-rounder Andre Russell.
West Indies (From): Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Darren Sammy(c), Denesh Ramdin(w), Ravi Rampaul, Sunil Narine, Fidel Edwards, Samuel Badree, Darren Bravo, Andre Russell, Lendl Simmons
Ireland (From): William Porterfield(c), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O'Brien, Gary Wilson(w), Kevin O'Brien, Alex Cusack, Trent Johnston, Nigel Jones, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh, Max Sorensen, Stuart Thompson, Andrew White