Nicholas Pooran: It’s tough, we haven’t batted well in this tournament and didn’t today either. Ireland batted fantastically and bowled well. King is batting well, and Alzarri bowled well. But we are disappointed and have disappointed the fans back home.
Andy Balbirnie: It means everything, we had a disappointing loss last year. We changed a lot of things. To come back and beat two-time champions is delightful. Once we put ourselves in the super-12s, anything can happen. We can play three games here which can be great. It was a really good wicket today. His batting made it easier for me and vice-versa, Tucker and the bowlers were superb. Proud day to be Irish
Gareth Delany, POTM: Incredible day for us, to get over the line in the fashion we did was amazing. Nathan Hauritz came up with the plan to keep it simple and be defensive, knowing they would come hard. Personally, it’s a dream come true, delighted. Campher’s knock the other day gave us a chance and now we’re through. Look forward to the next few weeks.
West Indies vs Ireland Highlights today. 11th Match, First Round Group B (D/N), Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Friday 21-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: WI win the toss and choose to bat.
Nicholas Pooran: There’s some sunshine around, we want to put up a good result. We are positive and are coming off of a good win, we need to continue to get better. We had a discussion and will look to correct our mistakes. The straight boundaries are massive, so finding the gap and running will be important. King is fit and is back in, Brooks is out.
Andy Balbirnie: It becomes win or die after the first loss, we did well to come back after the loss. The pitch looks good, we need to restrict them and chase the score down. We’re playing the same team
West Indies team: 1 Kyle Mayers, 2 Johnson Charles, 3 Evin Lewis, 4 Brandon King, 5 Nicholas Pooran (capt/wk), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Akeal Hosein, 9 Odean Smith, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Obed McCoy
Ireland team: 1 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 2 Paul Stirling, 3 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 4 Harry Tector, 5 Curtis Campher, 6 George Dockrell, 7 Gareth Delany, 8 Mark Adair, 9 Simi Singh, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Josh Little.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 7
West Indies Won: 3
Ireland Won: 2
West Indies T20I Rankings: 7th
Ireland T20I Rankings: 12th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
West Indies WLLLW
Match Timings: 4:00 AM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire – Michael Gough
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Nitin Menon
Match number – T20I no. 1837