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West Indies vs Ireland 2nd ODI Betting Tips 13/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The second ODI between West Indies and Ireland will be played on Jan 13 (Thursday) at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The match is to begin at 8 pm IST.

Teams Status

West Indies

West Indies are 1-0 up in the three-match series courtesy of their 24-run win in the series opener where debutant Shamarh Brooks sizzled and won the player of the match award.

The 33-year-old missed out on his maiden ton but was still impressed with a stroke-filled knock that powered the hosts to 269 – a target which the Irish couldn’t track down despite a valiant effort.

Brooks’ innings were needed, too, as at one point the hosts were 62 for 4 with Roston Chase having departed.

Captain Kieron Pollard’s 69 off 66 was also essential. Without that pair’s contributions, Windies could have collapsed – even to a defeat.

On the bowling front, it was a balanced effort without anyone guy jumping out. That said, Romario Shepherd and Alzarri Joseph both picked up two wickets but were expensive, whereas Akeal Hossain bowled suffocated the life out of Irish batters, giving away just 35 runs in his 10 overs for a wicket.

Ireland

Having won the toss and elected to field first, it appeared that Ireland had made the right decision when they had West Indies pinned at 62 for 4.

Then, they couldn’t capitalize and instead relented. The 155-run stand with Brooks and Pollard turned the game on its head.

In reply, they lost their first wicket early but then captain Andy Balbirnie (71) and Andy McBrine stabilized the ship. After McBrine was hit on the helmet had to leave retired hurt, Harry Tector joined in and he along with Balbirnie had Ireland approach the target steadily.

At one point, the visitors were 165 for 1 in the 37th over but lost track from that point on as the soaring run rate took a toll on Irish batters and they collapsed.

Some good news for Ireland is that McBrine’s concussion has been deemed “very minor” and she should be available for the second ODI, provided that he clears a late fitness test. Meanwhile, all-rounders Paul Stirling and Shane Getkate have also returned negative Covid tests and been cleared to leave Florida and join their team in Jamaica for the remainder of the tour. It’s unlikely that they’d be cleared for the second ODI though.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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West Indies are the favourites for the second ODI. Parimatch has Windies priced at 1.14 and Ireland at 5.20. Paripesa has Windies available for 1.16 and Ireland for 5.55. Meanwhile, 22Bet has Windies priced at 1.15 and Ireland at 5.45.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Shamarh Brooks to score under 25.5 runs @ 1.87

Shamarh Brooks batted reasonably well in the series opener but we think he could suffer from a second innings syndrome after an impressive debut. The 25.5-run spread is also too high for someone only playing his second ODI, even if he got a ton of runs in his first. We’re backing him to disappoint here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Total runs over 450.5

The first ODI wicket wasn’t exactly a batting paradise but it wasn’t anything horrific either. Those who wanted to score got their runs. Now that the teams are comfortable and settled, their batters can even bat more freely. They combined for 514 runs in the last game so there is no reason to think that they’d do worse than that. The ask is for them to score 450.5 runs or more between themselves. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Conclusion

We’d have been tempted into taking a shot at Ireland, had they had Sterling in their playing XI. He’s not here so we’re going to stay clear of taking any chance on the European outfit. Windies get our blessing.

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