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Ireland vs Bangladesh, SL vs IRE, Today Match Prediction

County Ground, Chelmsford, England

65/3 in 16.3

3.94

246/9 in 50.0

4.92
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl first

No result

The last time Ireland beat Bangladesh in an ODI was way back in July 2010.

  • Bangladesh recently beat Ireland 2-0 in an ODI series at home.
  • Ireland’s fast bowler Josh Little has been in superb form in the IPL and is expected to excel in this series.
  • Shakib Al Hasan has had a lot of success playing in England, particularly in the 2019 ODI World Cup.

We are expecting Bangladesh to win the first ODI and take a 1-0 lead.

Tournament: Ireland tour of Sri Lanka, 2023 | Format: ODI | Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford, England | Toss: To Bowl

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Ireland is set to face Bangladesh in a crucial ODI series, aiming to secure a direct spot in the upcoming ODI World Cup. A clean sweep in this series would enable Ireland to surpass South Africa and claim the last automatic qualification position. Bangladesh, on the other hand, has already confirmed their participation in the ODI World Cup. The first game of the series is scheduled for May 9 at County Ground, Chelmsford.

Ireland Preview

In order to boost their World Cup aspirations, the Irish have wisely opted for a formidable ODI squad, a decision that comes as no surprise. Andy Balbirnie will captain the team, with the inclusion of Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, and Paul Stirling – all of whom showcased their excellent form during Ireland's recent Test match against Sri Lanka. Tector (456 runs in the last 10 matches at an average of 65.14) and Stirling (256 runs in the last 10 matches at an average of 32) are the main batters to watch out for for the Irish in these conditions.

Leading the bowling attack will be the talented Josh Little, who has further established his reputation while playing for Gujarat Titans in the IPL.The fast bowler has taken 6 wickets an economy of 8.20 on the flat batting tracks in the tournament. He will be the key to Ireland’s chances in this series. Curtis Campher, Craig Young, and Mark Adair further bolster the Irish attack. The Irish seamers struggled to make an impression on the recent tour of Bangladesh. However, they should find a lot more purchase on these wickets and will be quite a handful.

Ireland Predicted Playing XI:

Andy Balbirnie (c), Stephen Doheny, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Josh Little

Ireland Actual Playing XI:

Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Lorcan Tucker, Graham Hume, Harry Tector, Andrew Balbirnie

Bangladesh Preview

Tamim Iqbal leads a formidable Bangladesh squad that includes Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Shakib Al Hasan. Their presence makes them a formidable challenge to face, even when playing on foreign soil.

In March this year, Bangladesh engaged in a three-match ODI series against Ireland at home, which concluded with a 2-0 victory in favor of the Tigers. They will aim to replicate that outcome to hamper Ireland's aspirations of securing automatic qualification for the World Cup.

The experience of Shakib, Tamim, and Mushfiqur will really help Bangladesh in these conditions. Shakib, who scored a fine 93 in the first match of the ODI series against Ireland in March, amassed over 600 runs in the 2019 ODI World Cup in England. He knows these conditions well, and will be the biggest hurdle for Ireland.

Litton Das has an average of 74 in ODIs against Ireland. The stylish batter has been in great form of late, and we are expecting him to make a big impact in this series.

Bangladesh also have a potent bowling attack to back up their strong batting unit. The team will sorely miss the services of ace pacer Taskin Ahmed who sustained a side strain injury during the T20 series against Ireland and is yet to fully recover. However, the likes of Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, and Hasan Mahmud should do well in these conditions. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan will be more than a handful during the middle overs as the Irish batters aren’t too adept at playing quality spin.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Towhid Hridoy

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
11
1.85 mm.
2.51 k/h
From: SSW
100%
03h
13
3.43 mm.
2.94 k/h
From: SSW
100%
06h
13
0 mm.
2.71 k/h
From: WNW
100%
09h
15
0.13 mm.
3.79 k/h
From: WNW
100%
12h
17
1.63 mm.
2.75 k/h
From: W
99%
15h
16
4.11 mm.
3.63 k/h
From: W
95%
18h
14
3.29 mm.
5 k/h
From: W
97%
21h
12
1.55 mm.
4.78 k/h
From: WNW
100%

Weather Conditions

The pitch at the County Ground in Chelmsford is typically excellent for batting. However, with the weather being cloudy, seamers will find some movement during the first 10-odd overs. That’s when the batters are likely to struggle for a bit. But once they get their eye in, they can make it count.

The weather in Chelmsford during the match is expected to be cloudy with a passing shower at some point during the day.

Venue Details

There have only been three men's ODIs played at the County Ground in Chelmsford. The average score batting first here is just 199. The highest total posted at the venue is 247 by India. The team batting first in this ODI will look to set a target of around 260-270 runs.

Toss: To Bowl

The conditions in Chelmsford are expected to be cloudy. The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first to try and utilize the overhead conditions and take early wickets.

Bangladesh hold a 9-2 win-loss record against Ireland in ODIs. Given that they comprehensively beat the Irish in all three formats just a few weeks ago, they will start as favorites for this series. However, it won’t be as easy for them this time because the conditions will favor the Ireland seamers. In fact, if the likes of Josh Little and Curtis Campher find significant purchase on this pitch, Ireland might even spring a surprise. That said, Bangladesh have taken giant leaps in 50-overs cricket in recent years and can take down the best on their day. 

We are expecting Bangladesh to win the first ODI and take a 1-0 lead.

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