Hosts Bangladesh will try to get an early lead against Ireland in the first game of the three-match series. The recent 3-0 T29 series win over England would boost the Bangladesh side, who have been in excellent form. Ireland hasn’t played ODI cricket in over a year, so playing on these twisting tracks will be a major challenge for the team.
Ireland’s ODI record in the last year has been dismal. Because they are used to playing on fast-paced tracks, the team will struggle in these conditions where the ball turns sharply. Bangladesh has a strong track record at this venue, which gives the players confidence. It is the first game of the series, and both teams will fight hard to win.
The 1st ODI between Bangladesh vs Ireland will take place on March 18th, 2023 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st ODI, Ireland tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Date: March 18, 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Tamim Iqbal’s team lost the first two games of the ODI series against England, but have since gone on a tear. They annihilated England in the T20 series, and the Bangladeshi captain wants to keep the momentum going. They have a good record against Ireland and will look to take an early lead.
Tamim Iqbal can hit the ball hard and would like to give the team a confident start in this game against Litton Das. They have a strong and experienced middle order in Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib al Hasan, and Mushfiqur Rahim, and the team will rely on these players to score runs. Down the order, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz add to the side’s strength.
Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman must use the new ball to slow the scoring rate and take early wickets. Shakib is the team’s most experienced bowler and plays an important role in the middle overs alongside Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Ebadot Hossain and Mahmudullah will have to perform admirably in supporting roles.
Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Litton Das, Zakir Hasan, Afif Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Tamim Iqbal, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Mehidy Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Najmul Shanto
Possible Playing XI:
Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Andrew Balbirnie will be looking for a strong performance from his players in this game. They drew their most recent ODI series against Zimbabwe. The conditions here would put their batsmen to the test, and the Irish captain would like to see a determined effort from his players. Bangladesh has a consistency problem, which Balbirnie would like to exploit.
In this game, Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny must provide a big opening wicket stand to put the side in a comfortable position. Balbirnie must bat in the middle order and contribute runs with Harry Tector and George Dockrell. Curtis Campher and Lorcan Tucker will be tasked with scoring quick runs in the innings’ final overs.
The bowling attack must be alert because the Bangladeshis have a strong batting lineup. Andy McBrine and Mark Adair must make strides with the new ball. Delany is an experienced bowler who will need to perform well in the middle overs alongside Harry Tector. Campher, Dockrell, and Fionn Hand would also benefit from tight spells.
Mark Adair, Andrew Balbirnie, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Joshua Little, Thomas Mayes, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White
Possible Playing XI:
Andrew Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Andy McBrine
Bangladesh vs Ireland Head to Head
Bangladesh vs Ireland Head to Head Stats in ODIs
Bangladesh vs Ireland Toss Prediction
The wicket is difficult to bat on in the second innings. The wicket slows down the game and makes run-chasing difficult. In these circumstances, the team that bats first would have an advantage. As a result, the team that wins the toss will bat first in the game.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Pitch Report
The bowlers have done well at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in the past. Fast bowlers perform well with the new ball, while spinners enjoy bowling and have had success. To succeed at this venue, batsmen must stick to the wicket and rotate strikes.
On March 18, Sylhet will have clear skies and a flat surface for batsmen to score runs. There will be an underlying slowness in the surface, which will aid the spinners. To be confident in the game, the team batting first must score 300 runs or more.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Prediction
Ireland sets out on a difficult tour. Their batsmen will struggle to score on this venue’s slow wicket. They must rotate the strike and score runs for the bowlers to defend. Bangladesh plays at home and is familiar with the conditions. Their spin bowling attack is formidable, and it will put them one step ahead of Ireland in this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Bangladesh is the favourite to beat Ireland at the odds of 1.24.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Litton Das has been Bangladesh’s class batter for several years. He did not score many runs in the previous one-day game, so you can expect him to score more than 27 runs in this match.