West Indies would be visiting Ireland in the month of September 2017 to play a lone ODI series. Although the home team is regarded as a minnow, it has improved significantly in recent times especially with the shorter format of the game. It will be interesting to see how both sides approach the series. To start with Caribbean team seems to have all aces covered as the opening slot in face of the Irish attack seems formidable. Darren Bravo can play gem of the innings right through the series and contribute towards the victory of his team.
Stuart Poynter is the man to watch out for behind the stumps. He can play vital innings and ensure that the middle order is able to produce good partnership in order to chase down the target or post huge total on the board. Jerome Taylor is crucial in the scheme of things as he will be expected to take wickets early on due to the juice in wicket. He should focus on pitching the ball on the off stump and not waste deliveries by targeting the deliveries on the leg side.
Irish bowling attack consists of Stuart Thompson who is a right arm fast bowler with the capability to take wickets especially when the ball is new. West Indies batsmen on their part need to be watchful and not fall prey to moving deliveries. A single wicket can trigger the collapse causing lots of problems for the team. Paul Stirling is the slow off break bowler with the capability to pull back the scoring rate of opposition however the host should be weary of the hitting prowess of Kieron pollard lower down the order. He can take the match away from the opposition; therefore it is important to keep him quiet by not providing width for hitting the balls over the top.