After absolutely decimating Ireland in the first match of the series, Bangladesh will now eye to win the second clash as well and secure the trophy. The Tamim Iqbal-led side played some brilliant cricket in the last match that saw Shakib Al Hasan (93 runs off 89 deliveries) and Towhid Hridoy (92 runs off 85 deliveries) absolutely dominating the Irish side. Stumper-batter Mushfiqur Rahim too played a sensational cameo to help the Bangla Tigers post 338 runs on board after 50 overs.
Meanwhile, for the visiting side, there’s a lot of room for improvement. Be it their batting or bowling, nothing really clicked in the last match as they lost it by 183 runs. Now since this is a relatively young side, they don’t have enough experience of playing in these conditions. However, ahead of the ODI World Cup, this is a massive opportunity for the side to get accustomed to the conditions and do well in the remaining games.
BAN vs IRE Match Details
Bangladesh vs Ireland, 2nd ODI, Ireland Tour of Bangladesh 2023
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Date & Time: March 20, 01:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: FanCode App & Website
BAN vs IRE Pitch Report:
The surface in Sylhet is considered to be a batter’s paradise. Even in the last match, Bangladesh posted a heavy total on the board and thus, another high-scoring game can be expected. Anything above 300 runs is a good score on this wicket and the captain winning the toss should opt to bowl first.
BAN vs IRE Probable Playing XIs
Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed
Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume
BAN vs IRE Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Shakib Al Hasan:
The veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is in sensational form at the moment. He has scored 234 runs in his last four innings in the 50-overs format and will pose a lot of threat to the Irish players in the coming match.
Probable best bowler
Speedster Ebadot Hossain picked up four wickets in the previous match and absolutely destroyed the Irish batting unit. He can once again cause the same kind of damage in the second ODI.
Today’s Match Prediction: Bangladesh to win the match
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.