The third and final ODI of the series between Ireland and Bangladesh sees both teams facing each other on Sunday, May 13, at the County Cricket Ground, in Chelmsford. After the first ODI was called off due to rain playing spoilsport, the Tamim Iqbal-led Bangladesh won the second game of the series in thrilling fashion.
Harry Tector’s fabulous ton helped Ireland post 319 runs on the board in the first innings, however, Najmul Hossain Shanto came in with all guns blazing to complete a fantastic run chase for Bangladesh.
Ireland vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI Match, Bangladesh tour of Ireland 2023
Venue: Country Cricket Ground, Chelmsford
Date & Time: Sunday, May 14, 2:30 PM IST
Broadcast & Live Streaming Details: Fancode app and website
County Cricket Ground pitch report:
The surface at the County Cricket Ground has been a balanced pitch so far. However, the previous game saw brilliant performances from the batters while there was barely any assistance for the bowlers. Hence, winning the toss and electing to bowl first to chase down the target 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
Harry Tector: Irish batter Harry Tector would be expected to be the best batter in the clash between Ireland and Bangladesh. The 23-year-old was sensational in the second ODI where he amassed 140 runs in 113 deliveries. His knock was crucial for Ireland in posting 319 runs on the board in the first innings.
Probable best bowler
Taijul Islam: The 31-year-old, Taijul Islam though looked not at his best in the 2nd ODI, was fabulous in the first ODI, and Bangladesh would hope that he replicates a similar performance in the upcoming 3rd ODI. Speaking of the 2nd ODI, Islam conceded 59 runs from his seven overs and picked up a wicket.