Gayle out, Russell in as Windies bat

Mohali, India – The Windies were asked to take first strike after Ireland won the toss.

The Caribbean team suffered a major blow, losing the services of power hitter Chris Gayle who is suffering from a slight abdominal strain. Fast bowling allrounder Andre Russell has come into the side for his first One-Day International, while Shiv Chanderpaul has moved up the order to partner Devon Smith.

West Indies are third in the Group B standings on four points from three matches while Ireland are fifth on two points from three matches.

West Indies:
Darren Sammy (captain), Shiv Chanderpaul, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas (wicket-keeper), Andre Russell, Nikita Miller, Sulieman Benn, Kemar Roach.
Ireland: William Porterfield (captain), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien (wicket-keeper), Gary Wilson, Kevin O’Brien, Alex Cusack, Andre Botha, John Mooney, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin

Umpires: Asoka de Silva, Shahvir Tarapore; Television umpire: Bruce Oxenford; Fourth official: Steve Davis
ICC Match referee: Roshan Mahanama

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