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Ireland Tri-Nations: Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11 (May 9th)

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One side was thrashed by West Indies. The other beat them convincingly. So, can we expect a one-sided game here?

Definitely not.

Ireland indeed had a very disappointing start to the Tri-Series, losing by 196 runs to West Indies. They had no answer to Shai Hope and John Campbell, and their batting gave an output of less than 200 for the second game running. However, they have matched it with Bangladesh in the past, and need to win here to keep their hopes of making the Final alive. Can the men in green put on a big showing?

Bangladesh put on a good showing in their first game, which looks to be a confidence booster. Alarm bells were ringing as the Windies’ opening partnership threatened to go really big, but Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz brought things back beautifully before Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Saifuddin finished things nicely. With the top four then finding form with the bat, it is important for Bangladesh to carry this type of performance to the next game. Can they make it two in a row?

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Key to an Ireland win

Two sub-200 totals in their last two ODIs is room for improvement for Ireland. A promising start against England was derailed by regular wickets, which was then followed by more of the same against West Indies. Despite the fact that Ireland were realistically not going to chase the huge total by the Windies, they needed more from their top order. Paul Stirling looked good against England and has to deliver here. William Porterfield, who has an ODI century against Bangladesh, also needs to deliver along with Ireland’s leading run-scorer this year, Andy Balbirnie. So, how well Ireland deal with Bangladesh’s seamers will be key, and then so too their spinners, especially after Shakib and Mehidy went for a combined 3.5 an over vs West Indies. So, the stage is set for Kevin O’Brien as well.

Also, is it time to bring Boyd Rankin back? It was a nightmare day in the field for Ireland against West Indies, conceding a world-record opening stand of 365. Here, they fare against Bangladesh’s experienced players will be key, especially considering Bangladesh can lose regular wickets away from home. Can Ireland strike in the powerplay and then build pressure on Bangladesh’s middle order?

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Image: Getty. Ireland Tri-Nations – Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11 – Will Porterfield has a century vs Bangladesh.

Key to a Bangladesh win

It was fine team effort by Bangladesh last game. They restricted West Indies to 261/9 when 300 looked possible, which is an improvement in what they have served up at the death in the recent past. A concern, though, is Mustafizur Rahman, who has gone for 93 and 84 in his last two ODIs. He should be given another chance, and if he is indeed playing, the partnership he has with the likes of Mashrafe Mortaza and Mohammad Saifuddin will be key in getting into Ireland’s batting lineup. Can Bangladesh ensure Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz bowl at an under-pressure middle order?

Also, can Bangladesh’s top order put on another good show? Ireland will be aiming to extract some movement early, so the contributions of Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar will again be key. They set the innings up beautifully against West Indies, enabling star-men Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to build on it. With Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun and Sabbir Rahman all capable, Bangladesh need to look to win all stages – powerplay, middle overs and death – against an Irish side looking to recover.

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Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP. Ireland Tri-Nations – Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11 – Shakib Al Hasan was superb in his return to the team.

Possible Playing 11

Ireland could look at bringing Boyd Rankin back, possibly for Mark Adair.

Ireland: 1. William Porterfield (c), 2. Paul Stirling, 3. Andy Balbirnie, 4. Lorcan Tucker, 5. Kevin O’Brien, 6. Gary Wilson (wk), 7. George Dockrell, 8. Tim Murtagh, 9. Barry McCarthy, 10. Josh Little, 11. Boyd Rankin

Bangladesh won their last game, so sticking with the same team would make sense. However, Mustafizur Rahman needs to perform.

Bangladesh: 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Soumya Sarkar, 3. Shakib Al Hasan, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5. Mohammad Mithun, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Sabbir Rahman, 8. Mohamad Saifuddin, 9. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10. Mashrafe Mortaza (c), 11. Mustafizur Rahman

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Some rain is forecast on what is expected to be a very cold day in Dublin (10 degrees).

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Ireland Tri-Nations – Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11

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Ireland Tri-Nations – Ireland vs Bangladesh Preview Dream11
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Stats and Facts

  • Ireland won the first ODI between the two sides in Ireland in 2010.
  • Bangladesh have won the last three completed ODIs vs Ireland.
  • If Ireland win, all three teams will be level on one win each.
  • Shakib Al Hasan is two wickets away from 250 in ODIs.
  • William Porterfield and Paul Stirling have not missed any of the last 60 ODIs for Ireland.

Match Prediction

A few uncertainties in this game.

Will the weather hold up? How will Bangladesh follow up a good win? Can Ireland bounce back?

If we get a result, I am leaning towards Bangladesh due to the experience they possess, as well as the confidence gained from a good win vs West Indies.

Thanks for reading!

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Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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