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HEADLINE: Three is a pattern: Caribbean fans set to learn more about Pollardís West Indies 2020-01-07 12:56:37 

“One’s an incident, two’s coincidence, and three is a pattern”—Jeff Davis’ Sheriff Stilinski.

When Kieron Pollard’s West Indies bow into action, to contest their third tour, in welcoming Ireland to the Caribbean—having the tours of Afghanistan and India for comparisons—patterns will indeed become evident. The six-match (three One-Day Internationals & three T20 Internationals) limited overs tour will mark Ireland’s first visit to the Caribbean since the 2013/14 season.

To contest the 50-over leg of the tour, Cricket West Indies (CWI) made one change to the squad that lost (2-1) to India 15 days ago: Jason Holder—‘rested’ for the first two games of the series. Roger Harper, CWI’s Lead Selector said: “The decision was taken to rest Jason due to the heavy workload he has had over the last year. With an important year ahead for West Indies cricket, we saw this as the best opportunity to give him a break to recharge his batteries and refresh his mind so he could be ready to perform at his best as our Test captain throughout 2020, as the number one ranked all-rounder in Test cricket and an important member of the team in the white ball formats.”

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