WIW vs IREW Match Preview

Captain Hayley Matthews will once again play an important role in this match for West Indies Women 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.

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.

Arlene Kelly has been the only consistent bowler of the lot, picking up wickets in both games. 

Weather Report

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

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Laura Delany's All-Round Performance

Laura Delany has been an all-round performer for the Ireland Women’s team in the T20s. In 87 matches, she has scored 965 runs and has also picked up 56 wickets.

Team News

Stafanie Taylor was injured during the match against India but hopefully should be fit for this game. 


WIW vs IREW Probable 11

WIW Playing 11

  • Hayley Matthews (C)
  • Stafanie Taylor
  • Rashada Williams (Wk)
  • Shemaine Campbelle
  • Karishma Ramharack
  • Shabika Gajnabi
  • Chinelle Henry
  • Chedean Nation
  • Shamilia Connell
  • Afy Fletcher
  • Shakera Selman

IREW Playing 11

  • Amy Hunter
  • Gaby Lewis
  • Laura Delany (C)
  • Orla Prendergast
  • Eimear Richardson
  • Louise Little
  • Mary Waldron (Wk)
  • Leah Paul
  • Cara Murray
  • Arlene Kelly
  • Jane Maguire
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the West Indies Women to win this match. They have performed well against the Ireland Women’s team in the recent past. They have a stronger batting line-up compared to Ireland and the bowling too is in decent shape. 


Top Picks

Hayley Matthews: Hayley Matthews is the mainstay of the West Indies Women’s team and has performed well with the bat as well as the ball. In the last 10 matches, she has scored 236 runs and has picked up 9 wickets.

Shemaine Campbelle: Shemaine Campbelle is in decent form with the bat this season, scoring 30 or more runs in both the matches played so far.

Orla Prendergast: Within a short time of making her debut, Prendergast has become one of the most reliable all-rounders for the Ireland Women’s team. She has scored 528 runs in 30 innings at a strike rate of 123.65 and has also picked up 18 wickets. 


WIW vs IREW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: R Williams

Batters: S Campbelle, C Nation, G Lewis

All-rounders: H Matthews (C), L Delany, O Prendergast (VC), C Henry

Bowlers: C Murray, K Ramharack, A Kelly

WIW vs IREW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction