Skip to main content

Editor's Pick (ODI): West Indies - Ireland

You say Ireland, the first thing that comes to my mind is that incredibly romantic movie - P.S.I love you. Yes, I know. This is supposed to be a blog on cricket. Couldn’t help it. Sorry.

So, West Indies is off to play cricket in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The biggest news is the recalling of West Indies team icon, Chris Gayle. He joins the team after a big gap since the 2015 World Cup. Yes, in the world of cricket, two years is a really long time.
Ireland earned their test status in Jan. It is a big deal indeed. This is their only ODI this time.Ireland has toured West Indies twice and have lost both times. West Indies then go to face Morgan’s team after this match. They want to win too. Jerome Taylor and Marlon Samuels join Gayle on their trip. West Indies want to win because they want to qualify for the World Cup in 2019. India stepped in the way of Sri Lanka’s attempt for the same.
Other news is that John Bracewell is all set to step down as The Ireland Coach in December.

Ireland - William Porterfield (c), John Anderson, Andrew Balbirnie, Peter Chase, Ed Joyce, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Gary Wilson, Paul Stirling.
West Indies - Jason Holder ( C ), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins, Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman, Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Kesrick Williams

My Team
Batsmen
Evin Lewis
Rovman Powell
WTS Porterfield
Chris Gayle
Ed Joyce
Bowlers
KOK Williams
Miguel Cummins
Peter Chase
George Dockrell
All-Rounder
Jason Holder
Wicket-Keeper
Shai Hope

This is Ireand’s first ODI sine they became a full member. What worked for you?
Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

TNPL - A Brief Rundown

Based on the stupendously successful Indian Premier League is the Tamil Nadu Premier League. This Indian T20 cricket league has been established by the Tamil Nadu State Cricket Association to bring out more and more Natarajans and Washingtons who otherwise do not get a chance to showcase their skill and talent in the world of Cricket. The inaugural edition of the TNPL took place in 2016 and received unexpected and unprecedented success and love. There was a brilliant batch of young men who came forward and made an event out of the first season of TNPL. Venues  India Cements Ground, Thirunelveli NPR College Ground, Dindigul  MA Chitambaram Stadium, Chennai  Changes The purpose of every organization is to make it bigger and better. TNPL is no exception. At the inaugural TNPL 2016, there were the traditional two semifinals and one final. This year will see a format similar to IPL. The finalists are decided by two qualifiers along with one eliminator. This format has pr

Editor’s Pick(PKL)

Four more days of Kabaddi, a teeny break and the next round commences on October 23rd. The super playoffs. All this hard work only for that. A look at the point table will give you an idea about who COULD go to the next level. Course anything could happen in the last minute. Anyone could topple. You remember the havoc Bangladesh created during the Champions Trophy. They threw out the big guns. I mean, they probably stopped West Indies from qualifying too, come to think of it. Back to Kabaddi. Zone A is still topped by Gujarat followed by Haryana and Pune. The other three teams - Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi. Zone B, Bengal take the lead followed by Patna and UP. Today’s match-UP meets Bengaluru. UP is third and are doing very good for themselves. Bengaluru, fifth on the table, don’t really look like they have a chance. Only thing they do want to do now is walk out with a smile saying yes, we tried. UP Yoddha - Squad strength: 18 (16 Indian, 2 Overseas) Defenders – Jeeva Kumar, Ha

From all of us Fans to Players & Officials: Please don't treat us with kid gloves

As any fan will tell you, we not just love, but understand the sport and our teams like no one else. And that’s also why they keep bankrolling the big fat salaries of the players, the profits of the clubs and the boondoggle of officials. The recently concluded test match raised, in my mind, three instances where the thought process seems to be – it is OK for us to handle it, but it is too hot for fans . Common, now, please don’t treat us with kid gloves. One: The first one, inevitably, is about the DRS and taking the dugouts inputs in it. The rules are clear – the decision to ask for a decision review stays with the players on the field. Within a few seconds of the umpires’ decision, the batting team can dispute an out decision or the bowling team can dispute a not-out decision, without consulting with anyone outside the playing field. The controversy of Smith’s ‘brain-fade’ and Kohli’s allegations have played out ad nauseam on TV and cyberspace, so I will spare you that