The third and final clash in the ongoing T20I series between Bangladesh and Ireland will take place on Friday, March 31. While the Bangla Tigers have already won the first two games of the series, Friday’s clash will be a dead rubber, as the hosts hold an unassailable lead.
Interestingly, the outcome of both the games was influenced by the DLS method, as rain affected the run of play at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, which is also the venue for the upcoming clash. While the hosts will be looking to whitewash the Paul Stirling-led side, the visitors will look to play for pride, and end the series on a higher note.
BAN vs IRE Match Details
Bangladesh vs Ireland, 3rd T20I, Ireland Tour of Bangladesh 2023
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Date & Time: March 31, 1:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: FanCode App & Website
BAN vs IRE Pitch Report:
Even though the surface was affected by rain, the previous two games saw the batters grab the most out of what the pitch at Chattogram offered. Thus, the team winning the toss will look to set target for the opponent, and will be inclined to defend the total.
BAN vs IRE Probable Playing XIs
Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
Paul Stirling (c), Ross Adair, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Graham Hume, Benjamin White
BAN vs IRE Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Litton Das has been in top-notch form, as he scored swiftly in the previous outings of the series. In the first game he played a swift knock of 47 off 23 deliveries, while he continued his form in the second game to play a brilliant knock of 83 off 41 balls, which also broke the record for fastest fifty for a Bangladeshi batter in shortest format of the game.
With the southpaw being in sublime touch with his blade in white ball cricket, he is likely to score big in the next game as well. With the pitch also being in batters’s favour, he will look to seize the opportunity and contribute for his side.
Probable best bowler
Shakib Al Hasan:
Experienced all rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been in good flow with both the bat and the ball. Courtesy of his brilliant bowling performance in the previous game, Bangladesh won the game by a huge margin of 77 runs reducing the visitors to a total of 125 in 17 overs.
Since the game is effectively a dead rubber for the hosts, Shakib will look to bowl without any pressure, and contribute in clinching a series whitewash.
Today’s Match Prediction: Bangladesh to win the match