Bangladesh will attempt to take an unassailable 2-0 lead and win the series. The hosts capitalized on their strengths and won by 22 runs using the DLS method. Their batsmen are in great form, and their bowlers did well as well. Ireland has yet to win a game on this tour, and they will need to regain their confidence to win this one.
Bangladesh has had a successful run since the England series. They have won five of their last six games played at home. They’ll try to keep things going in this game. Ireland players have struggled on these wickets in the past, and it will take a herculean effort from the side to challenge the hosts and level the series.
The 2nd T20I between Bangladesh vs Ireland will take place on March 29th, 2023 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram.
Match Details to Note
Match: Bangladesh vs Ireland, 2nd T20I, Ireland tour of Bangladesh, 2023
Date: March 29, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
In the previous game, Shakib al Hasan’s team checked all the boxes. The openers scored runs, the middle order performed admirably, and the bowlers never let Ireland settle in. Bangladesh’s captain hopes to maintain the same momentum and win the series with a win in this game. He will want to avoid complacency and put on a positive show.
Rony Talukdar was brilliant in the previous game, and he will aim for a confident start with Litton Das in this game. Shamim Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Towhid Hridoy form a formidable middle order. Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraz are also expected to bat aggressively toward the end.
As Ireland has good hitters at the top, the side will expect good spells with the new ball from Nasum Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman. Shakib Al Hasan Miraz and Mehidy Hasan Miraz will enjoy bowling on this surface and will look to trouble the batsmen. Taskin Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud must perform admirably in supporting roles.
Tamim Iqbal (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Yasir Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Ebadot Hossain, Anamul Haque, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nurul Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, and Taskin Ahmed
Possible Playing XI:
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
Paul Stirling’s team needs to regroup after a lackluster performance in the previous game. Their bowlers were unable to make early breakthroughs, allowing the hosts to win the game. They are low on confidence after a string of losses and will need to perform better to win here and tie the series.
Paul Stirling must take the initiative and provide an electrifying start in the game with Ross Adir. The side will need strong performances from Lorcan Tucker, Harry Tector, and George Dockrell in the middle order. In the death overs, Gareth Delany and Curtis Campher must score quickly.
In the previous game, their bowling attack failed to execute the plans. With the new ball, the team will need strong spells from Harry Tector and Mark Adair. Graham Hume and Delany must apply pressure to the Bangladeshi middle order and limit the scoring rate. This attack’s options are expanded by Benjamin White and Craig Young.
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Rishabh Pant (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Deepak Chahar, and Kuldeep Sen
Possible Playing XI:
Paul Stirling (c), Ross Adair, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Graham Hume, Benjamin White
Bangladesh vs Ireland Head to Head
Bangladesh and Ireland have played six T20 matches against each other. Bangladesh has won four of these six games, while Ireland has won only one of them. One match ended without a result.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Head to Head Stats in T20s
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Bangladesh vs Ireland Toss Prediction
The pitch will help bowlers early on and improve as the game progresses. On this track, teams chasing the score have always had an advantage. As a result, the team that wins the toss should not be afraid to bowl first.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Pitch Report
Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is well-known for being a bowler’s paradise. It is not a typical slam bang type of ground, as there is plenty of room for fast bowlers to exploit the conditions. Batsmen who are willing to play long innings and pick their shots do well here.
It would be a hazy afternoon at Chittagong. The wicket will be flat, as we had seen in the last game, and batsmen will likely find it easy to play their strokes and score runs. In this game, the team batting first will need 180 runs to feel confident.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Prediction
Ireland hasn’t won a game on this tour, which can affect the camp’s confidence. In none of the games, their bowlers have posed a challenge for the hosts. To win this game, the team’s bowlers must improve their performance. Bangladesh is on a roll, and their batting lineup is in fine form. The Bangladeshis will start as favorites on home soil. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Bangladesh is the favourite to beat Ireland at the odds of 1.22.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Taskin Ahmed is a senior pro for Bangladesh. Taskin was brilliant in the last game, scalped four wickets. Taskin hits the deck hard and generates steep bounce off it, catching batters off guard; his pace is what makes him a dangerous bowler for the team.