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Ireland v West Indies 2011 Cricket World Cup: Live Streaming and Match Preview

Ireland will want to claim another scalp, and West Indies may just be there for the taking.

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Start time: 04.00

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Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Chandigarh

Team News

Ireland: William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien (wk), Andre Botha, Kevin O’Brien, Alex Cusack, John Mooney, Trent Johnston, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin.

Trent Johnston is a doubt with a knee injury but could still play. While Andre Botha should return from a groin problem.

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas (wk), Darren Sammy (c), Nikita Miller, Sulieman Benn, Kemar Roach.

No changes are expected from the side that embarrassed Bangladesh.

Prediction

The West Indies are third in Group B and will be targeting a win against Ireland to secure progression to the quarter-finals with tough games against England and India to come.

Suliman Benn, Darren Sammy and Kemar Roach took three wickets each as the West Indies dismissed Bangladesh for a paltry 58.

Ireland gave a good account of themselves with their famous win over England and a fine battling display against heavyweights India.

Two wins from their final three games are need to insure progression with the Netherlands and South Africa still to play.

On paper the West Indies should walk this but the luck of the Irish still seems to have plenty of juice left in the tank. Ireland to win.

Key Men

William Porterfield – made an impressive 75 against India and the captain will need to carry on his form.

Sulieman Benn – led the way with four scalps in the West Indies’ nine-wicket thrashing of Bangladesh and will be key to dismissing the associates.

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