Irish cricket team in the West Indies in 2021–22

The Ireland cricket team toured the West Indies in January 2022 to play three One Day International (ODI) matches and a one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) match.[1] The ODI series formed part of the inaugural 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.[2] On 6 December 2021, the full schedule for the tour was confirmed by both cricket boards.[3][4] Ireland last toured the West Indies in January 2020.[5] Prior to the series, the Irish team were scheduled to play five white ball matches against the United States in Florida.[6] However, the ODI matches were cancelled due to COVID-19 cases within the squads.[7][8]

Irish cricket team in the West Indies in 2021–22
  WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg Cricket Ireland flag.svg
  West Indies Ireland
Dates 8 – 16 January 2022
Captains Kieron Pollard Andrew Balbirnie[n 1]
One Day International series
Results Ireland won the 3-match series 2–1
Most runs Shamarh Brooks (137) Harry Tector (159)
Most wickets Akeal Hosein (6) Andy McBrine (10)
Player of the series Andy McBrine (Ire)

The second ODI, originally scheduled to be played on 11 January 2022, was postponed after Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie, wicket-keeper Lorcan Tucker and interim head coach David Ripley tested positive for COVID-19.[9] On 11 January 2022, both cricket boards agreed to reschedule the remaining fixtures, with the one-off T20I match being cancelled.[10] With Balbirnie ruled out of the remaining matches, Paul Stirling was named as Ireland's captain for the second and third ODIs.[11]

Ahead of the ODI series, Ireland played a 50-over tour match against Jamaica, losing the fixture by five wickets.[12] The West Indies won the first ODI match by 24 runs,[13] with Shamarh Brooks on debut top-scoring with 93.[14] The second ODI was shortened due to rain,[15] with Ireland winning the match by five wickets to level the series.[16] Ireland won the third and final ODI by two wickets to win the series 2–1.[17] Other than Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, it was Ireland's first ODI series win against a Test side.[18] It was also Ireland's first ODI series win away from home against an ICC Full Member team.[19]

SquadsEdit

ODIs T20Is
  West Indies[20]   Ireland[21]   West Indies[22]   Ireland[23]

Cricket West Indies named Keacy Carty and Sheldon Cottrell as reserves in their ODI squad, with Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph and Devon Thomas named as reserves in their T20I squad.[24] Simi Singh and Ben White were both ruled out of Ireland's squad for the first ODI after providing positive COVID-19 tests.[25] Singh and White were later ruled out of the rest of the series,[26] after returning another positive test for COVID-19.[27] Ireland's Paul Stirling and Shane Getkate also missed the first ODI, after they had to remain in the United States following positive COVID-19 tests, but rejoined the squad ahead of the second ODI.[28] Andrew Balbirnie and Lorcan Tucker tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the second ODI, resulting in the match being postponed.[29]

Tour matchEdit

5 January 2022
09:30
Scorecard
Ireland  
234 (48.3 overs)
v
  Jamaica
235/5 (38.4 overs)
George Dockrell 82 (107)
Nicholson Gordon 5/34 (9.3 overs)
Rovman Powell 82* (63)
Josh Little 3/21 (7 overs)
Jamaica won by 5 wickets
Sabina Park, Jamaica
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Nigel Duguid (WI)
  • Jamaica won the toss and elected to field.

ODI seriesEdit

1st ODIEdit

8 January 2022
09:30
Scorecard
West Indies  
269 (48.5 overs)
v
  Ireland
245 (49.1 overs)
Shamarh Brooks 93 (89)
Mark Adair 3/38 (8.5 overs)
Andrew Balbirnie 71 (94)
Romario Shepherd 3/50 (9 overs)
West Indies won by 24 runs
Sabina Park, Jamaica
Umpires: Nigel Duguid (WI) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Shamarh Brooks (WI)

2nd ODIEdit

13 January 2022
09:30
Scorecard
West Indies  
229 (48 overs)
v
  Ireland
168/5 (32.3 overs)
Romario Shepherd 50 (41)
Andy McBrine 4/36 (10 overs)
Harry Tector 54* (75)
Akeal Hosein 2/51 (8 overs)
Ireland won by 5 wickets (DLS method)
Sabina Park, Jamaica
Umpires: Leslie Reifer (WI) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Andy McBrine (Ire)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.
  • Ireland were set a revised target of 168 runs from 36 overs due to rain.
  • Paul Stirling captained Ireland for the first time in ODIs.[32]
  • Paul Stirling also became the first cricketer for Ireland to score 5,000 runs in ODIs.[33]
  • World Cup Super League points: Ireland 10, West Indies 0.

3rd ODIEdit

16 January 2022
09:30
Scorecard
West Indies  
212 (44.4 overs)
v
  Ireland
214/8 (44.5 overs)
Shai Hope 53 (39)
Andy McBrine 4/28 (10 overs)
Andy McBrine 59 (100)
Roston Chase 3/44 (10 overs)
Ireland won by 2 wickets
Sabina Park, Jamaica
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Andy McBrine (Ire)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.
  • World Cup Super League points: Ireland 10, West Indies 0.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Paul Stirling captained Ireland for the second and third ODIs.
  2. ^ Ireland were deducted two WCSL points for bowling a slow over-rate.

ReferencesEdit

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