WIW vs IREW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 17, 2023

WIW vs IREW Match Prediction - Feb 17, 2023

Both, the West Indies Women and the Ireland Women will be searching for their first win of the tournament as they face each other on Friday in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

Locked in a group containing other strong teams like England, India, and Pakistan, West Indies Women and Ireland Women are all but knocked out. Nevertheless, they will still play for pride in this match. 


WIW vs IREW Team Previews

West Indies Women

West Indies Women had a rough start to the season as they faced England Women and India Women for their two opening matches of the season. They have had a tough time against both these teams during the last couple of years and continued to struggle here too as they lost both those games.

However, the team would like to focus on the positives as they move ahead in the tournament. Captain Hayley Matthews will once again play an important role in this match thanks to her all-round abilities. Veteran opener Stafanie Taylor played a solid inning of 42 runs against India in the last match and together with Matthews, will be looking to give a good start to the team.

Stafanie had to be stretchered off the field in the last match due to an injury but hopefully will recover in time for this game. Shemaine Campbelle has been solid at the number-3 slot and is the top scorer for her team. West Indies Women will depend on the likes of Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry to give them a good finish toward the end of the innings.

Karishma Ramharack bowled a superb spell in the game against India and will be looking to do the same here too. She will depend on Matthews and Afy Fletcher to give her good support from the other end. The pace attack looks a bit weak as Shamilia Connell and Shabika Gajnabi have been taken for a lot of runs. 


West Indies Women Playing 11

Hayley Matthews, Rashada Williams, Shemaine Campbelle, Zaida James, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Aaliyah Alleyne, Trishan Holder, Afy Fletcher, Karishma Ramharack, Shamilia Connell.

Ireland Women

Ireland Women are currently at the bottom of the points table due to a poor NRR compared to that of the West Indies Women.

The batting for the Ireland Women has been pretty underwhelming in the 2 matches that they have played so far and would like to improve on that going ahead. Orla Prendergast and Gabby Lewis are the two best batters in the squad and the team will be looking up to them to play a big inning at the top. Amy Hunter and Laura Delany have failed to fire so far, making things difficult for the team.

Eimear Richardson played a decent inning of 28 runs from 17 deliveries in the previous match and will be hoping to contribute here too. The team has tried as many as 7 different bowlers so far in both games but has failed to rein in the opposition.

Cara Murray, who picked up 3 wickets in the game against England was quite expensive in the last match while the likes of Jane Maguire and Leah Paul too have struggled here. Arlene Kelly has been the only consistent bowler of the lot, picking up wickets in both games. 


Ireland Women Playing 11

Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Laura Delany, Eimear Richardson, Louise Little, Mary Waldron, Leah Paul, Arlene Kelly, Cara Murray, Jane Maguire.

WIW vs IREW Toss Prediction

3 of the last 4 games played at Cape Town have been won while chasing. We, therefore, think that the captain winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The Newlands wicket has a balanced surface where the batters will need to get their eye in before they start playing the big shots. The ball does hold a bit at times and it is difficult to play premeditated shots. The spinners will enjoy bowling here. The average first-inning score here is around 130, which is a par score.

The weather is expected to be overcast with some occasional showers throughout the day. 

WIW vs IREW Betting Tips

Both teams have had their struggles in this tournament but we feel that the West Indies Women are better placed to take advantage of the playing conditions here. Their top order is in good form and will find it easy to score runs against a weak bowling attack like Ireland.

The odds for that are a bit short for our liking but it isn’t worth taking a risk of betting against the favorites.

Bet on the West Indies Women to win. 


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    Top Batter for Ireland Women

    Gaby Lewis (2.80)


Gaby Lewis is arguably the best batter in the Ireland squad. She has scored 315 runs in the last 10 matches at an average of 39.37. Given the form of the other batters in her team, we are backing her to be the top scorer in her team here.

Today Match Prediction

West Indies Women To Win the Match, 1.46

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Who will win WIW vs IREW

West Indies Women 74.02% (94)
Ireland Women 25.98% (33)
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