SIMI Singh could have forced his way back into the Ireland squad for the first one-day international against West Indies in Barbarbos (5.30pm GMT).

Singh has not appeared in the 50-over side since the Afghanistan series last March but an economical 10-over spell in Irelandís three-wicket defeat by a West Indies Presidentís XI on Saturday could be enough for a return after missing all nine ODIs last summer.

Leg spinner Gareth Delany would appear certain to make his ODI debut after top scoring in Irelandís 275-9 against a strong Presidentís XI, which included six internationals and three of the West Indies named for the first ODIs, the second back in Barbados on Thursday.

But while Delany hit 60 off 78 balls, with three fours and three sixes, opening the batting in place of James McCollum, he conceded 62 runs in 6.4 overs as he bore the brunt of the big hitting by Presidentís XI captain Darren Bravo and Bajan Justin Greaves who both scored 70, including a combined total of nine fours and eight sixes.

If there is a hint that the Kensington Oval pitch will take spin, then Singh would appear the positive selection with Barry McCarthy (8 overs, 1-55) possibly making way for the return of McCollum.

Kevin OíBrien will allow Ireland the option of playing the extra batsman because after not bowling a ball in his last 18 internationals (albeit 17 of them were T20s), Ireland most experienced player has sent down eight overs in the two warm-up games and took 2-23, with the wickets of Sunil Ambris and Bravo, in his four overs on Saturday.

The top six batsmen, who include Lorcan Tucker, look secure with Paul Stirling (17) the only one who failed to reach 35 against the Presidentís XI, although disappointingly Kevin OíBrien was the second top score with 43. Gary Wilson, batting at No 7, kept wicket and seems sure to keep the gloves.