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Ireland Tri-Nations: Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11



Last Updated on 5 years by Charbel Coorey

Ireland Tri-Nations: Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11. iRE vs BAN Preview Dream11 Prediction. May 15th 2019

Last game of the Ireland Tri-Nation league stage, with the first game to be played between Ireland and Bangladesh after their previous game was washed out.

Ireland had hopes of hurting the preparations both Bangladesh and West Indies ahead of the World Cup. It hasn’t turned out that way, with the Irish losing both games against the Windies. After a more promising showing last game, especially with the bat, the Irish have a chance to put a bit of a spanner in Bangladesh’s World Cup preparations. Can they end their campaign with a win?

Bangladesh, on the other hand, have beaten West Indies twice. Their second mirrored closely to the first, bowling with excellent accuracy and discipline to restrict the Windies. They chased the total easily again, with Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim picking up fine half centuries. This is a dead-rubber on paper, but with a World Cup starting in just over two weeks, Bangladesh will want to keep the form going. Can they go through the league stage undefeated?

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Key to an Ireland win

After sub-200 totals against England and West Indies, Ireland put together a fine batting effort in their last game. Led by Andy Balbirnie, who has been Ireland’s best in 2019, the Irish forced Jason Holder’s men to walk out to bat knowing they had to achieve a record chase. The likes of Paul Stirling and Balbirnie will be key again, especially against a disciplined Bangladesh attack. Mustafizur Rahman hit form for the Tigers, so how Ireland handle he (if picked) and Mashrafe Mortaza early on will be key. A platform is crucial to be able to play Bangladesh’s in-form spinners with ease, then setting things up for a final launch in the death overs.

Also, can Ireland get the better of Bangladesh’s top order? Mashrafe Mortaza’s men have lost just six wickets in their two games so far, with all members of their top four hitting at least one half century to date. Ireland need a massive improvement on their bowling so far, having conceded well over 300 in each of their two matches. Tim Murtagh can be miserly early, but who can provide the wicket taking threat? There is certainly a case to partner Murtagh with Boyd Rankin in the attempt to pick up wickets in the powerplay. Who knows, the minds of the Bangladeshi players could be on the Final, as was the case in their last Tri-Series in 2018.

Ireland Tri-Nations: Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11. iRE vs BAN Preview Dream11 Prediction. May 15th 2019 - Who will win?
Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11 – Andy Balbirnie will be crucial again.

Key to a Bangladesh win

Bangladesh, a side that typically struggles in conditions away from home, have been mighty impressive. Sure, West Indies will have a stronger side in the World Cup, but that doesn’t take anything away from how disciplined they have been with the ball. Mashrafe Mortaza, possibly in his final two months as a Bangladesh cricketer, has instilled some fine habits in his team so far this series. There could be some changes to test bench strength, but the same template applies – early wickets, with the spinners then putting the squeeze on the middle order before death over wickets.

Also, can Bangladesh’s top order continue the good form? Sure, it is possibly a concern that the middle order hasn’t had much playing time, but good habits and form is of utmost importance leading into a World Cup. Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah are key in enabling the others to play well, so eyes will be on Soumya Sarkar (two fifties in two games), Mohammad Mithun and Sabbir Rahman.

Ireland Tri-Nations: Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11. iRE vs BAN Preview Dream11 Prediction. May 15th 2019 - Who will win?
Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP. Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11 – Shakib Al Hasan needs one wicket to reach 5,000 runs/250 wickets double.

Final Playing 11

Like Bangladesh, Ireland could look at some changes to try get a win.

Ireland: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 James McCollum, 3, Andy Balbirnie, 4 William Porterfield (capt), 5 Kevin O’Brien, 6 Mark Adair, 7 Gary Wilson (wk), 8 George Dockrell, 9 Boyd Rankin, 10 Barry McCarthy, 11 Josh Little

The likes of Farhad Reza, Nayeem Hasan, Taskin Ahmed and Rubel Hossain wait in the wings for an opportunity for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahman, 5 Mahmudullah, 6 Mashrafe Mortaza, 7 Sabbir Rahman, 8 Rubel Hossain, 9 Abu Jayed, 10 Mosaddek Hossain, 11 Mohammad Saifuddin

Dream11 Prediction

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Stats and Facts

  • Bangladesh have never won a multi-team ODI tournament. They will have a chance this time around.
  • Ireland won the first game against Bangladesh at home, back in 2010. Six players from that side remain in the team today.
  • Shakib Al Hasan needs one wicket to become the quickest ever to the double of 5,000 runs and 250 wickets (198 ODIs).
  • Andy Balbirnie in ODIs 2019: 8 matches, 408 runs, average: 68.00, SR: 90.06.

Match Prediction

Ireland will give it their all. They always do.

However, Bangladesh’s form might prove too strong for Ireland. Bangladesh to win.

Thanks for reading!

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