After hosting England for a 3-match ODI and T20I series, it is now time for Bangladesh to host Ireland.
This is going to be a 3-match ODI series with the first match today at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
In their last ODI series against England, Bangladesh didn’t perform too well and lost by 1-2.
However, they did a quick turnaround in the T20I series, as they beat England by 3-0 to script a historic win.
Therefore, they will now look to beat Ireland as well in the ODI series to get things back on track.
Looking back at their previous meetings, then Bangladesh has won 7 times while Ireland has won only two times.
Therefore, we have a very interesting game between these two sides today.
Match: Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st ODI
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Date: 18th March 2023
Time: 1:30 PM IST
The surface at Sylhet assists batters more than bowlers as it is a batting paradise. Moreover, the average first innings score at this venue is 264 in ODIs. Furthermore, spinners will also gain good advantage from this surface apart from batters. Therefore, captain winning the toss will like to bat first here.
Full Squads for Bangaldesh vs Ireland, 1st ODI
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rony Talukdar, Tamim Iqbal (c), Towhid Hridoy, Yasir Ali, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Zakir Hasan (wk), Ebadot Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Matthew Humphreys, Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher, Fionn Hand, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Paul Stirling, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Stephen Doheny (wk), Benjamin White, Graham Hume, Mark Adair, Thomas Mayes
Probable Playing XI for Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st ODI
Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Ebadot Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rony Talukdar, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Taskin Ahmed
Andy Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Graham Hume, Ben White
From the team combinations and previous meetings, we can say that Bangladesh have a great chance of winning this game.
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