West Indies vs Ireland: Series preview and how to watch on BT Sport

Ireland’s four-match series against West Indies consists of three one-day internationals.

By Tim Williams Published: 11 January 2022 - 4.42pm

Ireland’s second full tour of the West Indies, comprising of three one-day internationals, will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport.

The ODI leg of the tour forms part of the inaugural World Cup Super League which counts towards qualification for the 2023 World Cup in India.

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Ireland have won four of their 15 World Super League games so far, including a famous victory over England at Southampton in August 2020, while the West Indies have won four from nine.

It’s a new era for Irish cricket after head coach Graham Ford stepped down in December after four years in charge.

The South African oversaw several notable moments in Irish cricket history, including their maiden Test match in 2018, but left following a disappointing display in the T20 World Cup last year.

He will be succeeded by Heinrich Malan, coach of the Auckland Aces and formerly part of the New Zealand set-up, who is set to take up his new role in March.

Ireland travel to the West Indies after their landmark ODI series against the USA was called off due to Covid cases in both squads.

The preceding T20 series ended in a draw with Ireland hitting back after being stunned in the opening match in Florida.

Covid issues have continued to impact the squad with Paul Stirling, who was shortlisted for the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award, ruled out of the Sabina Park opener after testing positive.

Stirling and Shane Getkate, who also contracted Covid, should return for the second ODI.

West Indies, meanwhile, will be looking to banish memories of a poor T20 World Cup campaign ahead of the visits of Ireland and England.

Limited overs captain Kieron Pollard returns after recovering from a hamstring injury and Jason Holder has been named in the ODI squad.

Bowler Obed McCoy is unfit, while Evin Lewis and Anderson Phillip are unavailable due to Covid.

West Indies v Ireland: Schedule

First ODI: Saturday 8 January, West Indies won by 24 runs

Second ODI: Thursday 13 January, TBC

Third ODI: Saturday 16 January, TBC

West Indies v Ireland: Squads

West Indies

ODI squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Justin Greaves, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas

 

Ireland

ODI squad: Andrew Balbirnie (C), William Porterfield, Harry Tector, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Neil Rock, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Benjamin White, Craig Young.

How to watch West Indies v Ireland on your mobile or tablet

Watch on the go with the BT Sport app with a link to the live stream available on the homepage when our coverage gets underway.

It's available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets and offers far more than just live streaming options.

How to live stream West Indies v Ireland on your laptop

Each match will be available to live stream on btsport.com.

Simply access the stream via the homepage when the coverage begins to enjoy all the action.

How to watch West Indies v Ireland second ODI on TV

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