A big-time match between Ireland and West Indies will be taking place in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, and fans may not be able to get to Australia to see it, but they can still watch it. The opportunity to watch online is there, and you’ll want to see a relative newbie take on a storied franchise.
Ireland made their first Cricket World Cup appearance just eight years ago, and West Indies truly are one of the most storied teams in the sport. That doesn’t mean much now though, as Ireland has an extremely strong club and could prove troublesome for West Indies.
In this Group B, Match 5 match-up, there are going to be some interesting battles to watch, as India.com pointed out. Actually, there are three that stand out the most and will need your full focus.
Irish Trio vs. Jerome Taylor
Ed Joyce, William Potterfield, and Kevin O’Brien will have to stand strong against Taylor’s bounce and focus on his masterful swing.
Irish Bowlers vs. Chris Gayle
Known as “Gayle the Impaler,” Ireland will have to focus anything and everything they can to stop him. Gayle will need to be removed early by Irish bowlers, and they’ll need to make sure that he doesn’t get an advantage on them and pick them apart.
Kevin O’Brien vs. Kemar Roach
O’Brien, the Irish batsmen, holds the record for the fastest century in a World Cup ever. Still, Roach is going to look to get the early jump on O’Brien and the rest of the Ireland squad.
The pitch is expected to be good for gameplay and the forecast is said to be excellent for this sure-to-be incredible Cricket match.
The match on Monday, February 16 will take place at 11 a.m. local time, and that’s 22:00 GMT on the previous day (Sunday, February 15). Know when you’re supposed to watch so you don’t miss out.
ESPN will begin online streaming at 4:30 p.m. EST, but that is just one option to watch Ireland vs. West Indies live. ESPN also charges a fee to watch all of the matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Some of the other options include CricHD, PTV Sports, or Star Sports, and these will be good to check out Ireland vs. West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. You will be able to enjoy any of these streaming options to watch the match live and not miss a moment of the action.
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