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Toss Winner - West Indies Women won the toss and chose to bowl first
Ireland Women's must-win game to save the series
West Indies Women to win
Tournament: Ireland Women tour of West Indies, 2023 | Format: ODI | Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, West Indies | Toss: To BatBet Now
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West Indies Women will look to take an unassailable lead in the second game of the three-match series. The hosts did well in the first game, winning it by 58 runs. Key players on the side performed at their best, making the camp confident. It will be a tough challenge for the Irish girls from hereon, and they must play positive and aggressive cricket.
Ireland Women's record against West Indies Women isn't encouraging, and they have won only once against them. West Indies Women's batters are in good form, with two of their most experienced batters scoring runs in the last game. Ireland needs a social performance to win this game, and it will be interesting to see if they can surprise the hosts.
Hayley Matthews' side has made a confident start to the series with a 58-run win in the last game. It was a good all-round show by the girls as they batted well and followed it up with a good bowling performance. The side would look to continue with the same momentum and win the series in two straight games.
Haley Matthews led from the front in the last game scoring a hundred, and she will look to deliver a positive start, opening the batting with Zaida James. The side will look for a good show from Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams, and Shemaine Campbelle in this game. Chinelle Henry and Aaliyah Alleyne make it a strong batting line-up down the order.
Shamilia Connell and Aaliyah Alleyne bowled well in the last game. The side will expect strong performances from them with the new ball. Matthews, Afy Fletcher, and Qiana Joseph shared 7 wickets in the last game, and they will look to bowl similar lines. The side will also expect a good show from Chinelle Henry and Cherry Ann Fraser.
Hayley Matthews (c), Zaida James, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams, Shemaine Campbelle (wk), Aaliyah Alleyne, Chinelle Henry, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Cherry Ann Fraser, Shamilia Connell
Laura Delany's side must make a strong comeback in this game. They had a poor outing with the ball in the last game. It won't be easy for the Irish girls as their opponents have cleared the intention in the last game. Delany must lead from the front to level the series and improve their position on the ICC Championships points table.
Gaby Lewis played brilliantly in the last game, and she will expect support from Leah Paul while opening the batting. Orla Prendergast, Delany, and Amy Hunter are important in the middle order as the West Indies bowling attack has looked in good form. Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron, and Arlene Kelly must deliver the goods down the order.
Orla Prendergast and Ava Canning must bowl tight lines with the new ball as West Indies Women batters are in good form. Arlene Kelly did well in the last game, and she must keep the scoring under check with Sophie MacMohan and Cara Murray. Delany and Leah Paul must do well in the supporting role.
Laura Delany (c), Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Amy Hunter, Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron (wk), Arlene Kelly, Sophie MacMahon, Ava Canning, Cara Murray
We expect clouds over St Lucia, and rain interruptions may occur in this game. The wicket was flat in the last game, but the weather will assist the bowlers in this one. The side batting first in this game shall be happy to have 270 runs on the board.
Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia, is a batter-friendly ground in ideal conditions. The shorter boundaries allow batters to free their arms. Fast bowlers don't get much movement unless its overcast conditions, and spinners must flight the ball to do well here.
We saw a good batting surface in the last game, where it was good to bat at the start. The track slowed down in the second half, where batting conditions became challenging. The side winning the toss must bat first in this game and aim to put up a big total.
Ireland Women have to come up with a strong performance to challenge the West Indies Women in this game. Their bowlers had a tough time in the last game, and the onus would be on them to put the side in a strong position. West Indies Women have their top order in good form and will start ahead in this game.
West Indies Women to win
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