The 1st ODI match of Ireland’s tour of Bangladesh, 2023 is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 18th March 2023 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet.
Ireland tour of Bangladesh 2023 1st ODI Match Overview
Ireland played its recent ODI series against New Zealand and Zimbabwe. They were beaten by New Zealand in the series of three matches their most recent ODI series against Zimbabwe was tied 1-1. Now they are going to face Bangladesh in the favorite conditions of the home side. We know that it is now very easy for any team to beat Bangladesh in their home conditions. Ireland had picked some best players for this series and we are sure they will give a tough time to the home side.
Bangladesh has a strong batting order in their squad and they also have a good record when they play on the home venues. Najmul Hossain Shanto is the rising star of Bangladesh and he had performed well in the most recent matches. He will be handling the top batting order of Bangladesh with Tamim Iqbal and Towhid Hridoy. Tamim Iqbal is also an experienced batsman and had played some good innings for Bangladesh. The middle batting order of Bangladesh is also in strong hands. Litton Das and Yasir Ali are strong batsmen of the middle order with Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib al Hasan, and Afif Hossain. Bangladesh is also rich in the bowling department and the players like Ebadot Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Nasmul Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, and Mustafizur Rahim.
Bangladesh won its most recent ODI match which they played against England with a big margin of 50 runs where their batting order performed well and scored 246 runs in 50 overs. They did not have a good start as their both openers came back to the pavilion on a total of just 17 runs. Shakib Al Hasan proved the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side with 75 runs to his name on 71 balls with the help of seven boundaries. Mushfiqur Rahim also performed well and scored 70 runs. He faced 93 balls and smashed six boundaries. Najmul Hossain Shanto was the other batsman who put some runs on the board. He scored 53 runs and smashed five boundaries during his inning. The bowling unit of Bangladesh also performed well and send the full team of England back to the pavilion with a total of 196 runs in 43.1 overs while defending the target of 247 runs. Shakib Al Hasan was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side. He picked up four wickets in ten overs against 35 runs. Ebadot Hossain and Taijul Islam picked two wickets each.
Gareth Delany and Paul Stirling are batting all-rounders in the squad of Ireland. Paul Stirling had played 138 ODI matches where he had scored 5230 runs. Bangladesh is also a rich team in the bowling department. Mark Adair will be handling the bowling unit of Ireland with George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Andy McBrine, Benjamin White, and Thomas Mayes. Curtis Campher, Matthew Humphreys, and Fionn Hand are also available as bowling all-rounders in the squad of Ireland. Ireland played its most recently completed ODI match against Zimbabwe where they won the match with a margin of 46 runs. The batting and bowling units of this team performed well and we can expect that they will perform well in this series.
Bangladesh ODI History and Stats
Bangladesh had played a total of 406 ODI matches with 147 wins to their name. They had lost 252 matches while their 7 matches ended with no result.
Ireland ODI History and Stats
Ireland had played 182 One Day Internationals. They had won 75 matches and lost 93 matches. Their 11 matches ended with no results and 3 matches were tied.
BAN vs IRE ODI History and Stats
As per our cricket match prediction, Bangladesh is the favorite team to win this match. The reasons why Ireland is a favorite team in this match, are mentioned below:
- Bangladesh is a strong and more experienced team than Ireland
- Bangladesh has a good record while playing in home conditions
- The bowling unit of Bangladesh is also strong and experienced
- Ireland also has some best players of 50 overs cricket in its squad
Bangladesh has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to Ireland, so the winning chances of Bangladesh for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning the chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
Bangladesh has a 70% chance to win this match
Ireland has a 30% chance to win this match
The toss can play an important role in the decision of this match. According to the toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
BAN vs IRE Possible Playing XI
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (C), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed.
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie (C), Harry Tector, Gareth Delany, Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Matthew Humphreys, Lorcan Tucker, Stephen Doheny, Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Benjamin White.
BAN vs IRE Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Match Date & Time
- Date: Saturday, 18th March 2023
- Time: 08:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL / 01:30 PM IST
- Stadium: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
- Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh
- Time Zone: UTC +06:00
Venue Scoring Pattern in ODIs
- Total matches: 4
- Matches won batting first: 3
- Matches won bowling first: 1
- Average 1st Inns scores: 290
- Average 2nd Inns scores: 222
- Highest total recorded: 322/8 (50 Ov) by BAN vs ZIM
- Lowest total recorded: 152/10 (39.1 Ov) by ZIM vs BAN
- The highest score chased: 202/2 (38.3 Ov) by BAN vs WI
- The lowest score defended: 322/8 (50 Ov) by BAN vs ZIM