The 6th match of the ICC U19 T20 World Cup 2023 will take place between West Indies and Ireland at North-West University No1 Ground in Potchefstroom on January 15. While The West Indies will try to win against Indonesia and Ireland to make sure they perform well in the group stage as well.
While Ireland can be taken as favourites, the first day’s results showed anything can be possible. Right-hand batter Djenaba Joseph has seen a rapid rise since making a senior debut for Trinidad and Tobago in June 2022 where she played four T20Is in the recent senior series against England, initially playing in the middle order but having more success batting at the first drop as well.
Meanwhile, qualifying automatically as Full Members, Ireland’s U19 team have focussed on in-house preparation before the marquee eventthey are all set to take on their group rivals. Already with 24 senior international games under her belt, and a world record holder, 17-year-old Amy Hunter is one of the players to watch out for in the inaugural tournament. Leading her side at the historic event, she is the youngest-ever centurion in the history of international cricket, breaking the legend Mithali Raj’s record in a 2021 ODI against Zimbabwe as well.
Joining Hunter as a senior international in the squad is Georgina Dempsey, with the 18-year-old all-rounder has nine international appearances in her name in each of the white-ball formats as well. With their inclusion in the squad, a thrilling game can be expected as well.
ICC U19 T20 World Cup 2023: West Indies U19 vs Ireland U19, Match 5 – Match Details, Live Streaming, When And Where To Watch
Date and Time: January 15, 2023, 01:30 pm IST
Venue: North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
Live Streaming: Fans can watch the live coverage of each of the 41 matches in the inaugural tournament in the following countries – India (FanCode), Pakistan (PTV and ARY ZAP), Bangladesh (Rabbithole), UK (Sky Sports), Sub-Saharan Africa (Supersport), West Indies (ESPN Caribbean), Boland Park, Paarl (Venue Guide), USA (Willow TV and ESPN+), MENA (Etisalat and Starzplay), Malaysia (Astro), New Zealand (Sky Sport), Australia (Fox Sports)
However, Star Sports remain the ICC’s global broadcast partner and they have licensed rights to international broadcasters for select matches as well.
ICC U19 T20 World Cup 2023: West Indies U19 vs Ireland U19, Match 5 – Pitch Report and Weather Forecast
The surface will have a good pace and bounce and the pacers will get assistance throughout the game. The day will be sunny so no rain is predicted as well. The humidity will be around 62%.
ICC U19 T20 World Cup 2023: West Indies U19 vs Ireland U19, Match 5 – Probable Playing XIs
Ireland: Joanna Loughran, Amy Hunter(C), Julie McNally, Annabel Squires, Siuin Woods, Jennifer Jackson, Rebecca Gough, Aimee Maguire, Kia Mccartney, Zara Craig, Georgina Dempsey
West Indies: Naijanni Cumberbatch, Asabi Callender, Lena Scott, Ashmini Munisar(C), Jahzara Claxton, Abini St Jean, Shalini Samaroo, Zaida James, Shunelle Sawh, Trishan Holder, Jannillea Glasgow
ICC U19 T20 World Cup 2023: West Indies U19 vs Ireland U19, Match 5 – Squads
Ireland: Amy Hunter (c), Siúin Woods (vc), Zara Craig, Georgina Dempsey, Rebecca Gough, Abbi Harrison, Jennifer Jackson, Joanna Loughran, Niamh MacNulty, Aimee Maguire, Kia McCartney, Ellie McGee, Julie McNally, Freya Sargent, Annabel Squires
Non-travelling reserves: Aoife Fisher, Alice Walsh
West Indies: Ashmini Munisar (c), Asabi Callendar, Jahzara Claxton, Naijanni Cumberbatch, Earnisha Fontaine, Jannillea Glasgow, Realanna Grimmond, Trishan Holder, Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, K D Jazz Mitchell, Shalini Samaroo, Shunelle Sawh, Lena Scott, Abini St Jean
ICC U19 T20 World Cup 2023: West Indies U19 vs Ireland U19, Match 5 – Dream11 Prediction
Joanne Loughran (W), Trishan Holder, Amy Hunter (C), Annabella Squires (VC), Djenaba Joseph, Ashmini Munisar, Georgina Dempsey, Jannillea Glasgow, Freya Sargent, Ellie McGee, Shalini Samaroo