We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Stafanie Taylor was stretchered off the field in the last game and may miss the clash. Hayley Matthews also left the field with injury. There’s no further report on her fitness.
West Indies: Hayley Matthews/Zaida James, Djenaba Joseph, Shemaine Campbelle, Shabika Gajnabi, Chinelle Henry, Chedean Nation, Rashada Williams (wk), Afy Fletcher, Shamilia Connell, Shakera Selman, Karishma Ramharack
Ireland: Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Laura Delany, Eimear Richardson, Louise Little, Mary Waldron (wk), Leah Paul, Arlene Kelly, Cara Murray, Jane Maguire
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
(Based on the last three games)
1st innings average score: 136
2nd innings average score: 122
Wickets per innings: 6
Type: Good for spin
Batting 1st: 33%
Batting 2nd: 67%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Hayley Matthews scored 107 runs when the sides met the last time. She has five 30-plus scores and six wickets to her name in the last seven T20s. She loves smashing sixes (11 in three games) against Ireland.
Afy Fletcher has picked six wickets at a strike rate of 11.6 in three games against Ireland.
Gaby Lewis averages 34 since 2021. In the last five games, she has hit 30-plus scores.
Orla Prendergast averages above 30 since 2022.
Laura Delany has taken two three-wicket hauls and has a top score of 32 in the last five T20s.
Arlene Kelly has gone wicketless only twice in 18 T20Is, overall taking 24 wickets with an economy of 6.06. She also provides useful points with the bat.