Ireland and Bangladesh once again go head-to-head as they take each other on in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series on Friday, May 12. The game will be played at the County Cricket Ground in Chelmsford, and after the first ODI was called off due to rain, both sides would hope that the same wouldn’t be the case in the second ODI and a result could be produced from the game.
Ireland won the toss and elected to bowl first in the first ODI. Bangladesh put in a resilient performance with the bat and managed to notch up 246 runs on the board in the first innings. As Ireland came in to chase the target, they only managed to score 65 runs with the loss of three wickets before rain played spoilsport.
IRE vs BAN Match Details
Ireland vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI Match, Bangladesh tour of Ireland 2023
Venue: Country Cricket Ground, Chelmsford
Date & Time: Friday, May 12, 02:30 PM IST
Broadcast & Live Streaming Details: Fancode app and website
IRE vs BAN pitch report
Having scored 246 runs on the surface of the County Cricket Ground in the first ODI, Bangladesh did well to limit the hosts during the run chase as well. Therefore, the pitch in question has played as a sporting wicket so far. However, winning the toss, opting to bowl first, and chasing the target down could prove to be a wise decision at this venue.
IRE vs BAN Probable Playing XIs
Stephen Doheny, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little
Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud, Edabot Hossain
IRE vs BAN Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Mushfiqur Rahim: Veteran Bangladesh keeper and batter Mushfiqur Rahim would be expected to be at his best in the second ODI against Ireland. He was the highest run-getter for the visitors in the first game. He scored 61 runs in 70 deliveries, and his knock was crucial in Bangladesh notching up 246 runs on the board after the first innings.
Probable best bowler
Taijul Islam: 31-year-old Taijul Islam looked to be in good touch in the first game between Bangladesh and Ireland. He bowled two overs during the run chase and conceded just five runs, even sending Stephen Doheny packing for just 17 runs. Bangladesh would hope that he can put in a similar performance in the forthcoming match as well.