Ire vs WI Cricket World Cup 2015 Live Streaming
Cricket fans from around the world had their eyes glued to TV screens when India played against Pakistan. We couldn't have asked for a better start to this world cup where Australia and New Zealand opened their accounts with big wins, so did the favourites South Africa did against Zimbabwe and finally India defeated Pakistan. The only match for today would be played between West Indies and Ireland at Nelson in New Zealand. Watch the match live on Star Sports in India, ESPN in US, Sky Sports in UK, Fox Sports in Australia, SkySport in New Zealand and Ireland and Eurosport in rest of Europe.
The venue of this match is a picturesque beauty. Here is a picture from Twitter showcasing its beauty:-
Saxton Oval venue for West Indies World Cup opener tomorrow. How beautiful is this???!!! pic.twitter.com/2jD2vBXrXH— westindies (@westindies) February 15, 2015
It gives a feeling of country side cricket where a small stadium is surrounded by beautiful mighty hills. The seating capacity of this ground is merely 6000. Once the likes of Chris Gayle or Kevin O'Brien would get going, this crowd would sound like 60000!
The pitch here has a good layer of grass on it but it would support batsmen. This ground has already hosted two ODI matches where three scores were above 275. So this promises to be another high scoring match and looking at the trend so far, captain who wins the toss would like to bat first.
RT @ICC: After a remarkable opening weekend's cricket at #cwc15 The world's eyes turn to Nelson #WIvIRE pic.twitter.com/o3K7aUqw4N #BackingGreen
— Cricket Ireland (@Irelandcricket) February 15, 2015
West Indies is in relatively bad form whereas Ireland is an associate member that has nothing to lose. So we may expect fearless cricket from Ireland. This very team defeated Pakistan in 2007 and England in 2011. So they are very much capable of upsetting West Indies.
Zimbabwe have already showed some guts by playing great cricket against New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the warm ups and a decent show against South Africa yesterday. Ireland can follow suit and may give us an associate nation playing in the semis.
Ireland was disappointing against Scotland in the first warm up but they did well to beat Bangladesh in the second one.
West Indies might be in bad form but they are favourites for this match. They have go five quick bowlers and they might experiment with a spinner if needed. World knows how hard their batsmen can hit the ball. If they bat first they would look a score somewhere around 320 to put pressure on Ireland and register a big win.
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