Several ODIs have been postponed to next year due to the suspension of the tour of Pakistan. Therefore, the West Indies ended 2021 with a defeat.
However, CWI have announced 3 ODIs and a T20I match against Ireland in Jamaica from 8 to 16 January. The first ODI match between West Indies and Ireland Will be held on 8th of January 2022, Then after three days later 2nd ODI take place between the teams. T20 match date announced for 16 January 2022 at Sabina Park, Kingston.
Ireland are currently standing fourth in the ICC SUPER LEAGUE table. However, the West Indies are currently standing eighth in the ODI rankings. Both teams will compete well to qualify for the 2023 World Cup in this tournament.
Also, Chris Gayle had previously requested that he be given one match in Jamaica for a farewell match. Accordingly, this tournament will most likely be the last tournament that Chris Gayle will play for the West Indies national team.
“It’s been a phenomenal career. I didn’t announce any retirement but they actually give me one game in Jamaica to go in front of my home crowd, then I can say ‘hey guys, thank you so much.’ Let’s see. If not, I’ll announce it a long time and then I’ll be joining DJ Bravo in the backend and say thanks to each and everyone but I can’t say that as yet,” said Chris Gayle during Facebook Live chat with ICC after Australia vs West Indies match. Gayle has earlier said that he would like to play his farewell game in Jamaica and the sole T20I match seems the perfect opportunity for him should CWI decide to include him in the squad.
“It’s whether collectively we all feel that it’s appropriate for him to have one last game at home to say farewell in a one-off game,” Johnny Grave, CWI’s chief executive, told the Mason and Guest radio show in Barbados last month. “That Ireland series would represent that opportunity. It would certainly be appropriate, as far as I can see it, to treat our players and give them the opportunity to bow out – especially players like Chris who have had unbelievable careers and won trophies for the West Indies.” Gayle will most likely not be included in the three ODI matches as they will count towards the qualification for the 2023 World Cup through the Super League. So the sole T20I match could be the perfect opportunity for his farewell to international cricket.
Ireland West Indies Schedule 2022
8 Jan 2022 1st ODI Sabina Park, Kingston Jamaica
11 Jan 2022 2nd ODI Sabina Park, Kingston Jamaica
14 Jan 2022 3rd ODI Sabina Park, Kingston Jamaica
16 Jan 2022 T20 Sabina Park, Kingston Jamaica
West Indies Possible Team Squad for Series : Brandon King, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (capt, wk), Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Dominic Drakes, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh Jr, Oshane Thomas
Ireland Possible Team Squad for Series : Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Josh Little, Barry McCarthy, William McClintock, Neil Rock, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young
No changes yet made to the current Ireland tour West Indies schedule for 2022 if there will be due to covid-19 or any other reason details provided here later.