Bangladesh and Ireland are going to face each other for a 3-match T20I series starting tomorrow.
Moreover, the first game of the series is going to be played in Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Talking about the ODI series, then Bangladesh completely dominated the Irish with one game going to rain.
Therefore, they will now look to put up a similar show in the T20I series where they recently beat England two weeks ago in the shortest format.
At home, Bangladesh has become a force to reckon with as they have a lineup of great players who have delivered for them.
Meanwhile, Ireland will have to step up together as a unit to ensure that they get some wins in the T20I series against the hosts.
In their previous T20I series, they lost to Zimbabwe 1-2 and then also, their batting was problematic.
Thus, we can get a good game between these two teams tomorrow and it will be interesting to see if the visitors can inflict some damage on the hosts.
Match: Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st T20I
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Date: 27th March 2023
Time: 1:30 PM IST
The surface at Chittagong is suitable for spinners. Moreover, the wicket always remains dry and is also on the slower side, but spinners will be effective throughout the game. However, pacers will have to bowl well to ensure chances of success. Furthermore, the average first innings score at this venue is 159.
Full Squads for Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st T20I
Najmul Hossain Shanto, Rony Talukdar, Shamim Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Jaker Ali (wk), Litton Das (wk), Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Rishad Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Matthew Humphreys, Curtis Campher, Fionn Hand, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Paul Stirling, Ross Adair, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Benjamin White, Craig Young, Graham Hume, Mark Adair, Thomas Mayes
Probable Playing XI for Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st T20I
Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andy Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume
From the team combinations and previous records, we can say that Bangladesh are strong contenders to win this first match.
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