Ireland tour of Bangladesh 2023, 3rd ODI BAN vs IRE Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Ireland Tour of Bangladesh

3rd ODI: BAN vs IRE



The third and Final ODI match of the 3-match ODI series between Bangladesh and Ireland will be played on Thursday, 23rd March 2023, at 01:30 PM IST in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

In the series opener played at Dhaka, the Hosts registered a comprehensive 183-run win over the Visitors Ireland, courtesy of excellent performances from all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy and Ebadot Hossain. With this result, The Host has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. Bangla Tigers will be eying a series win as the side gear up to face the Irish side in the last match of the series. The 2nd ODI was washed out due to rain after Bangladesh posted 349 runs batting first.

Seamers were on top of the game when Bangladesh successfully defended 338 runs in the 1st ODI. The likes of Nasum Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, and Taskin Ahmed got through Ireland's batting order handing them a 183-run defeat.

On the other hand, the Irish were completely outplayed by Bangladesh in all three departments. Skipper Andrew Balbirnie will be hoping that the side can put in an improved performance in this must-win match on Thursday to square the line with 1-1.


Match Details

Match: BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI, Ireland Tour of Bangladesh

Date: Thursday, 23rd March

Time: 01:30 PM

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet


Pitch & Weather Report 

Teams batting first have won 4 of the 6 ODIs played at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The Host BAN posted 330+ totals batting first in their last two innings here. It will not be easy to chase down anything above 310 runs for Ireland. And Both sides are likely to opt to bat first on winning the toss. BAN's skipper of the side Tamim Iqbal also wouldn’t look to change their strategy which has worked well so far.

The average 1st innings score is 308 runs while that in the 2nd innings is 209. This is indicative of the difficult batting conditions for the chasing team. A 300+ total will be a very competitive score on this ground.

On March 23, Sylhet will have bright skies, with temperatures of 28℃ and 18℃ with a wind speed of 8 km/h in the northeast direction. It is anticipated a level playing field where batters may score runs. No rain is expected for the whole day with 20% precipitation.


BAN vs IRE Squads

BAN: Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Litton Kumer Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam, Zakir Hasan.

IRE: Andrew Balbirnie (C), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Tom Mayes, Andrew McBrine, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White.


BAN vs IRE: Probable XIs

BAN: Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud

IRE: Stephen Doheny, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Matthew Humphreys, Graham Hume


Match Prediction

Host Bangladesh has the upper hand in this contest against Ireland. BAN's key players have found their rhythm and that makes the batting lineup even stronger. The Irish side hasn’t been comfortable in these conditions. Both sides want to win the toss and it will play a key role if the Visitors opt to bat first, they would have a chance at gaining the advantage in the game.

Overall, Bangla Tigers are the stronger side going into this match and will be the favourites for this match. We say BAN to triumph as per Prediction and win this series by 2-0.


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