Bangladesh enters the ODI series after defeating defending champions England. They lost the series, but it ended on a high note with that win. The first ODI between Bangladesh and Ireland was eventually called off due to rain, but Bangladesh batted for 246 runs in their first innings.
Ireland enters the series following a close loss to New Zealand. They bowled brilliantly against Bangladesh in the first ODI, limiting the batters to 246 runs. After the first ODI washed out, they will look to repeat this in the second.
The 2nd ODI between Ireland vs Bangladesh will take place on May 12th, 2023 at County Ground, Chelmsford.
Match Details to Note
Match: Ireland vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, Bangladesh tour of Ireland, 2023
Date: May 12, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 3:15 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Chelmsford
Ireland had previously lost to New Zealand prior to the canceled match against Bangladesh. In that match, they bowled first after the opposition scored 360 runs in 50 overs. Josh Little was the best bowler, taking two wickets in the innings.
Throughout the chase, Ireland’s batsmen demonstrated heart and courage by going after the Kiwi bowlers from the start. On top of the order, Paul Stirling hit a magnificent century. He had 120 runs scored against him. Harry Tector, who scored 108 runs, was a big help to him. They performed admirably despite falling short by one run.
Andy Balbirnie (Captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young
Players to watch out for:
The middle order batter has hit three hundreds and eight half-centuries since making his debut in 2020, averaging 48.81 in ODIs.
The 26-year-old keeper-batter is in good form, having hit 108, 45, and 80 in his last three international appearances.
In his last match, the left-arm pace bowler took a big wicket of Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson, and he should get plenty of movement through the air at this venue.
Possible Playing XI:
Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Josh Little, Andy Balbirnie, Andy McBrine, Gareth Delany, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Craig Young
Bangladesh won their previous series against England by a score of 50 runs. Bangladesh batted first and posted a par score of 246 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 70 runs, while Shakib Al Hasan scored 75. The two Bangladeshi stalwarts ensured that Bangladesh had a score that could be defended.
The Bangladeshi bowlers were spectacular with their line and length, stopping the English juggernaut dead in its tracks. Shakib was brilliant with the ball once again, picking up four wickets. Bangladesh will be hoping that their good form continues in the second ODI.
Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Litton Das, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
Players to watch out for:
The team’s left-handed opener and skipper has scored over 8200 runs in this format. This year, he has already scored four ODI half-centuries.
Shakib Al Hasan
The T20I captain is a world-class all-rounder in all formats. In one-day international cricket, he has nine centuries.
The left-arm pace bowler struggled at times earlier this year against England and Ireland, but he looked good in the IPL and should enjoy the conditions at this venue.
Possible Playing XI:
Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Ebadot Hossain
Ireland vs Bangladesh Head to Head
This will be the 13th ODI between the two teams, with Bangladesh leading the series 9-2. Since 2010, Ireland has not beaten Bangladesh in this format. The first ODI of this series was canceled due to rain.
Ireland vs Bangladesh Head to Head Stats in ODI
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Ireland vs Bangladesh Toss Prediction
The match is being played in the United Kingdom, and, like the previous ODI, it will be held in overcast conditions. The team that wins the toss will bowl first and make the most of the first few overs with the new ball.
Ireland vs Bangladesh Pitch Report
The Ireland-Bangladesh match will be held at the County Ground in Chelmsford, England.
In the first 10-15 overs of the game, the pitch will favor the bowlers. However, after these few overs and once the batsmen have settled in, there is a chance for a big score. Fast bowlers will have far more influence in this contest than spin bowlers.
Rain is expected to fall heavily in Chelmsford during the game. According to the weather forecast, there is an 80% chance of rain. During the game, temperatures will hover around 17 degrees Celsius.
Ireland vs Bangladesh Prediction
The match will be difficult to predict because both teams are evenly matched. Ireland has comparable conditions in Chelmsford to those they have in Ireland, which makes them formidable. This is why we believe Ireland will come out on top and defeat Bangladesh. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Ireland is the favourite to beat Bangladesh at the odds of 2.60.
Ireland vs Bangladesh Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Josh Little is a must-pick for Ireland against Bangladesh due to his consistent performance and ability to take crucial wickets. His talent and ability to make an impact can significantly boost Ireland’s chances in the match.