PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (Sporting Alert) – Jamaica seek its second win of the NAGICO Super50 2014 tournament when they take on Ireland at Queen’s Park Oval on Monday.
Jamaica opened the tournament with a 14 run victory over defending champions Windward Islands on Thursday, with veteran Tamar Lambert and Andre McCarthy both scoring half-centuries in Zone A.
On Monday they face an Ireland side that suffered a 114-run defeat to Guyana in their tournament opener.
The Jamaicans played well in the victory over the Windward Islands, but head coach Junior Bennett is hoping his bowlers can improve their display.
“There are some grey areas in our cricket that we need to sort out going into our next match,” Bennett said in the Jamaica Gleaner.
“For example, I was not happy with the way our fast bowlers bowled in the first match as when you look at it most of them went for over six runs per over, which at this level, is not acceptable.”
IRELAND: William Porterfield (captain), Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, John Mooney, Tim Murtagh, Andrew McBrine, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Andrew Poynter, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.
Phil Simmons (coach).
JAMAICA: David Bernard Jr (captain), Nikita Miller (vice captain), Andre Russell, Carlton Baugh Jr (wicket-keeper), Tamar Lambert, Andrew Richardson, Horace Miller, John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood, Andre McCarthy, Sheldon Cottrell, Jerome Taylor, Nkrumah Bonner, Kenar Lewis.
Junior Bennett (coach)