Shepherd wants batting improvement in final Ireland ODI

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    Romario Shepherd (right) and Odean Smith were among few silver linings for the West Indies batting in the second Ireland ODI on Jan 13, 2022 (Photo credit: CWI Media)

    The West Indies must improve its batting in the final ODI against Ireland, with the series now square after a five-wicket loss in the second match.

    This is according to all-rounder Romario Shepherd who, speaking after the defeat, says the batting has not been as good as the team wants it to be.

    Yesterday, batting first after losing the toss, West Indies only managed 229 all out in 48 overs with the top and middle order failing, with the exception of 43 from Shamarh Brooks.

    The team saved face thanks to 50 from Shepherd and 46 from Odean Smith down the order.

    Ireland eventually won with their score at 168/5 with 21 balls to spare, as their chase was affected by rain and their target was revised.

    The series finale will be played on Sunday from 10:30am T&T time.