Ireland to tour West Indies for ODI and T20I series next year
Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Monday announced they will host Ireland for a three-match ODI and three-match T20I series in January next year.
The first ODI will be played on January 7 followed by the second ODI on January 9. The final ODI will be played on January 12.
Whereas, the T20I series will commence from January 15. The second and third T20I will be played on January 18 and 19 respectively.
West Indies won the only ODI that the two sides contested in 2010 at Sabina Park in Jamaica. In February 2014, both teams returned to play in Jamaica where West Indies won the sole ODI played whilst the two-match T20I series was drawn one match apiece.
The most recent ODI encounter in May 2019 featured a world record opening partnership of 365 from openers John Campbell and Shai Hope who both scored centuries in a resounding win for the West Indies.
John Campbell's score of 179 is now the 4th highest ODI score in West Indies history. Hope followed with a career best of 170 while the team's total of 381 is the second highest score for West Indies in ODIs.
Shai Hope went on to earn the Player of the Series.
All told, West Indies have won seven of the nine ODIs and two of the four T20Is the two sides have contested since Ireland's elevation to the international stage.
Ireland announced themselves on the world stage on their first visit to the West Indies at the 2007 ICC World Cup with their famous group stage win over Pakistan at Sabina Park.