Ireland Vs Westindies Only ODI : Sep 13,2017 at Belfast ( Live on tv in USA)

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  1. Wapas
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    IRE vs WI, Belfast


    Starts at 02:45 PM IST (09:15 GMT), Sep 13

    Preview:

    Once ruled the roost in World Cricket and champions of the first two editions of the World Cup, the Windies are now in a danger of missing direct entry into the 2019 World Cup. When they face Ireland at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast on Wednesday (September 13), there will be a lot of eyes, no doubt, pinned on the Windies side. An unwelcoming guest, however, too might keep its eyes wide open. Not to witness the proceedings, but to do the exact opposite. Who else? The rain.

    Having surprised themselves in the recently concluded Test series against England, the Windies will desperately look upwards from hereon; literally and figuratively. They have to, for they are set to play six ODIs - one in Ireland and five in England - in the tricky and tacky weather of the United Kingdom. Although they cannot think of losing the lone ODI against Ireland, they need to win the series 4-1 against England if they want a hassle-free entry into the 2019 World Cup in England.

    The Windies are currently 9th in the ICC ODI rankings and trail Sri Lanka - 8th in the list - by eight points. The gap might seem small, but the Caribbean side know that winning games is the only way forward. And to do just that, they have recalled some of the biggest names in their limited-overs set-up; Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Jerome Taylor.

    Chris Gayle last played an ODI for the Windies in the 2015 World Cup and ironically, he's been drafted into the squad to airlift a sinking inexperienced side to the next World Cup. It's been over an year for both Jerome Taylor and Marlon Samuels - who both have done just enough to revive their limited-overs career.

    Their opposition Ireland is no stranger to facing bigger oppositions. Although the stage isn't too big for a win to be counted as an upset, they would be cognizant of the fact that the last time they played the Windies in an ODI, they won comfortably by four wickets at the Saxton Oval in Nelson during the 2015 World Cup.

    With Head Coach John Bracewell's contract nearing its end, Ireland will look to bid him a happy farewell whilst welcoming their next coach Graham Ford. The appointment of the former Sri Lankan coach has been confirmed, but he would only be able to join the squad by the end of November.

    Ireland will also be vary of the fact that they might, highly likely, face the Windies in March next year for the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe and will use this fixture as a great opportunity to pull off their best performance. The top eight teams in the ICC ODI rankings as of 30 September 2017 will earn automatic qualification. The clock's ticking, Windies.

    What to expect: Gloomy skies and thundering rains are predicted to make appearance during the course of play. At best, it could be a reduced game with team batting second having customary advantages.

    Team news:

    Ireland: In the 13-member squad, Simi Singh and John Anderson could be doubtful starters for Ireland. Goerge Dockrell has been a consistent performer for his side in the last 12 months and the left-arm spinner worked on his batting to contribute in all three aspects of the game. He picked 14 wickets and scored handful of runs in his last 2 domestic games.

    Windies: Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Jerome Taylor should, in all likelihood, find a place in the playing eleven. With the return of Samuels and Taylor, Kyle Hope might have to sit out alongside Miguel Cummins and Sunil Ambris. Gayle is just 779 runs away from reaching 10,00 runs in ODI cricket. Although that won't be his primary motivation, the opener will look to deliver as many runs as he can to help the Windies cross the line.

    What they said:

    "Hopefully, things can get better. Hopefully I can play a few more games. I definitely want to play the 2019 World Cup. Things are beginning to open up a little more now between players and the board. It's looking good, and we've to try and build from this to get the best players out on the field" - Chris Gayle.

    "I had the same sort of break before the Dutch game and was in good enough touch (he scored 60 and 108) so hope to do well again on Wednesday" - William Porterfield.


    Teams:


    Windies (From): Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope(w), Marlon Samuels, Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder(c), Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Kesrick Williams, Sunil Ambris, Miguel Cummins, Jerome Taylor



    Ireland (From): Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, William Porterfield(c), Andrew Balbirnie, John Anderson, Niall O'Brien, Kevin O'Brien, Gary Wilson(w), Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rakin



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  2. Wapas
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    Why not.?

    ICC granted Ireland recently for the TEST STATUS as well.
    I wish good luck to both very good teams.

    If you lived in USA,Game will be on air on Espn3, you can watch on Roku3 or XBox Or Sling box.Espn3 Apps help you even watch Live cricket on your iPad or cell phone in your car)
     
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    West Indies look to recalled Gayle for inspiration

    Belfast: The recall of Chris Gayle to the West Indies ODI squad, for the first time since the 2015 World Cup, has dominated the countdown to the upcoming five-match series against England.

    But Gayle — one of the biggest draws in the game — is likely to make his first appearance against Ireland on Wednesday.

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    Gayle arrived with the 15-man squad in Northern Ireland on Monday after the West Indies board announced an amnesty, which has also seen the return of Marlon Samuels and Jerome Taylor.

    Previously players had to be available for the corresponding domestic tournament before being selected for limited-overs internationals or Test cricket.

    Samuels last played in October 2016, but was dropped for the tri-series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe the following month, but while Gayle played in the one-off T20 game against India in July, his next ODI will be his first since the 2015 World Cup.

    Taylor’s last ODI was in July 2016.

    “The panel welcomes back Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who will both add value to our batting and help with the nurturing of the young batsmen in the team,” said chairman of selectors Courtney Browne.

    The selectors will also hope the experienced pair — Samuels is 36 and Gayle celebrates his 38th birthday on the day of the second ODI against England next week — can help West Indies qualify for the next World Cup.

    But unless they beat Ireland and then win four of the five games against England they will find themselves in the qualifying tournament next March, along with Ireland, Afghanistan and hosts Zimbabwe.

    Only two qualifiers will join the top eight in the rankings at the end of this month at the 2019 finals in England.

    After his selection, Gayle confirmed he wanted to play in the finals.

    “The fans were happy to see me back on the field representing West Indies,” said Gayle.

    “Hopefully, things can get better. Hopefully, I can play a few more games.

    “I definitely want to play the 2019 World Cup.

    “Things are beginning to open up a little more now between players and the board. It’s looking good, and we’ve to try and build from this to get the best players out on the field.”

    Only six of the Test squad that has just completed the three-match series in England are staying on for the white-ball action — which also includes a one-off T20 against England on Saturday — but Roston Chase is the only player dropped from the squad that lost 3-1 to India in the home series in July.

    If the weather allows — and the West Indies arrived in Belfast in rain and more is forecast for the next 48 hours — they should gain a morale-boosting win against the newest Full Member, who have failed to win any of their last nine games.

    It is also the beginning of the end of John Bracewell’s two-year reign as Ireland coach.

    The New Zealander steps down in December and will be succeeded by former South Africa and Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford, who was appointed on a three-year contract last week.

    Ford will not be at the match but the players know their performances will be scrutinised by the new coach and, with the likelihood of facing West Indies in the World Cup qualifiers, long-serving captain William Porterfield, who has a virtual full-strength side, said: “We want to lay down a marker.”

    http://gulfnews.com/sport/cricket/m...k-to-recalled-gayle-for-inspiration-1.2089010
     
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    Over night rain, Delayed the toss next inspection in 30 minutes
     
  5. Wapas
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    Toss still delayed but now it's raining, I guess M.O Year award should go to Rain in 2017
    Even Www.Cricinfo.com desires to showing game Live but rains ruins everyone's Mood.
     
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    Rains forced the match Abandoned
     
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    Not only that presently he is number 3 besides MSD and ABDV in Highest Aggregates run scorer in ODI among Active players in ODI .Gayle also hits 22 ODI 100, most by WI player in the ODI format.
     
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    I have regreat more of Abadoned match because PorterField scored 558 in 12 innings in ODI
    2017 this year,which he never scores that many in his entire career by one particular seasons.
     
  9. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    A delight to watch, especially when in full flow. One of the biggest hitters out there.
    Shame to see all the politics ruining the West Indies team as they have a strong unit if all options were available
     
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    A costly farce unbecoming of a Test nation

    In September 2013, 10,000 people crammed into a sun-kissed Malahide to watch Ireland host England in a one-day international that helped transform Irish cricket's image at home and abroad. Four years and ten days on, Ireland are left to reflect on a deeply embarrassing day, the sort unbecoming of their new Full Member status.

    Yes, it rained; it often rains in Ireland. But for three hours from the scheduled start, the rain stayed away, the sun shone and a healthy crowd enjoyed perfect cricket-watching conditions. Only, there was no cricket to watch. Although heavy showers abated about 3am, the outfield was still unfit to use, after being left exposed the previous evening, when only the square and a small surrounding area were protected from the rain.

    Covering the whole outfield would have been expensive, and labour-intensive. But in the absence of a high-tech drainage system, Cricket Ireland should have bought, begged or stolen whatever they needed - covers, and temporary groundstaff to use them - to give the match the best possible chance of going ahead.

    The day had been 14 months in the planning, costing Ireland around €200,000. Why spend so much cash on a fixture - the sort that remains far rarer than they would like - and then not do everything possible to ensure it could lead to actual cricket? It was abject risk management.

    Privately, Irish players were fuming - not with the few groundstaff themselves, but with Cricket Ireland for allowing the farce to break out. Had the game been in England, after equally intense rainfall, it would almost certainly have begun on time, at 1015; even with the later shower, there would most likely have been enough cricket to get an ODI in. That's why only 4% of ODIs in England end with a no-result.

    Instead, for Ireland's third home ODI out of six, there was exasperation at an abandoned match. That is not just deeply frustrating for Ireland's players, who crave more matches if they are to improve - and they don't have any other confirmed ODIs against Full Members before the World Cup qualifiers, now expected to be in Zimbabwe in March. It also has deeper consequences for Cricket Ireland's stated ambition to make the sport mainstream.

    Next time Ireland are playing an ODI at home, the healthy walk-up crowd, including an encouraging number of schoolchildren, might be less inclined to go: why bother to make the trip if there is no cricket even in glorious sunshine? Those at the ground today left angry, and less inclined to take a day off in the future to go to an Ireland game. "Where?" harrumphed one disgruntled spectator when the tannoy speaker assured fans that the groundstaff were doing everything they could to make conditions fit for play.

    And broadcasters will be less likely to bother in future too. It cost eir Sport about €100,000 to provide coverage of the ODI. The risk of again not having a single ball to show - even when conditions appear perfect for cricket - will lead them to question their investment in the future. That would be disastrous for Cricket Ireland, who still badly need the exposure of coverage that is easily accessible to those who are not ardent cricket fans - exactly the group who Ireland must reach.

    A day in which a delayed start gave way to a 10:30 inspection, then an 11:30 inspection, then a 12:30 inspection, and then a planned 1:30 inspection, before rain intervened, was a farce unbecoming of an organisation who have been acclaimed as one of world cricket's best-run. Nor does Ireland's lack of funding - they don't get the extra funding garnered by virtue of being a Full Member until January, and even then it will be under half of Zimbabwe's - provide any excuse.

    Given how often matches are ruined by the weather here - not just internationals, but also the interprovincial competition - proper investment in groundstaff, covers and drainage would have been a far better use of funds than one of the seven ODIs against Test nations Ireland have played this summer.

    Today was bad enough. But next year, Ireland hope to play their maiden Test at home, perhaps against Pakistan. If the match consists of five days of such unbecoming scenes, Irish cricket's image will not easily recover.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ireland/content/story/1120486.html
     

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