Bangladesh vs Ireland Match Preview and Prediction
After more than a three-year gap, Ireland will be playing a Test match against Bangladesh in the one-off Test match. Ireland’s tour of Bangladesh has been far from successful so far, with only their last T20I match ending in victory for them. Bangladesh has been consistently strong in their home Tests over the last few years. With this form and home advantage, Bangladesh is tough to beat at home.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Match details
Match: Bangladesh vs Ireland Only Test, Ireland tour of Bangladesh
Venue: Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Date & Time: Tuesday, 3rd April 2023, 9:30 AM IST
Bangladesh vs Ireland Match Pitch Report
Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium is known to have a pitch that offers spin friendly conditions, allowing spin bowlers to take 6.8 wickets per innings on average.
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka (Last 10 games)
|Bat 1st Won||7|
|Bat 2nd Won||3|
Average Batting Scores (Inning wise)
Pace vs Spin (Last 10 games)
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Bangladesh vs Ireland Weather Forecast
The weather is expected to be clear for this game.
Expected Playing XI( Bangladesh vs Ireland)
Shadman Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam,Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed
Murray Commins, James Mccollum, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Graham Hume, Benjamin White
Record at Venue (Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium,Mirpur)
Bangladesh Batters (Test Records)
|Shakib Al Hasan||37||1496||42.74||144||11||1|
|Nazmul Hossain Shanto||9||161||17.89||71||1||0|
|Mahmudul Hasan Joy||4||21||5.25||15||0||0|
Bangladesh Bowlers (Test Records)
|Shakib Al Hasan||34||74||3||8||30.4||61.2|
First Class Records (Ireland)
Top Picks from Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan
He is definitely a viable option for any fantasy team due to his all-round capabilities. Particularly, Ireland have an excess of right-handed batsmen in their squad, meaning that he has the potential to pick up a considerable amount of wickets. Additionally, he is in good form with the bat as well. He has an impressive record of 1496 runs at an average of 42.74 and 74 wickets in 34 innings at this venue.
He is the ideal bowling choice for your fantasy team. Ireland’s lineup consists of too many right-handed batters, which gives him a distinct matchup advantage. Moreover, he has attained an impressive 58 wickets in 23 innings at this venue.
He was the highest wicket-taker in the last test series against India with 11 dismissals in 2 games. His record at this particular venue is impressive, taking 47 wickets in 15 innings. On top of that, he can also be a handy batsman and provide good value when needed. The only issue is that the Ireland team have a higher number of right-handed batters in their lineup, which may reduce the effectiveness of his bowling.
He recently put in an incredible batting performance, scoring 109* in the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (List A) and 41* in the last ODI against Ireland. In 35 innings at this venue, he has accumulated 1260 runs showing his top form.
Nazmul Hossain Shanto
His performance in his last T20I series was unsatisfactory, however this is a great opportunity for him to make a strong comeback against a non-regular Test playing nation. Despite the poor performances in that series, his overall form remains good.
Top Picks from Ireland
Given the conditions in the subcontinent, Ireland is likely to go with a spin-heavy bowling attack. George Dockrell is expected to bowl a good number of overs, as he is also quite handy with the bat.
Harry Tector, just like George Dockrell, is capable of bowling a large number of overs for his team. He is an excellent batsman as well and should be one of your top picks when it comes to fantasy teams.
He is back after being rested in the T20I series. He’s a reliable asset in the batting section, and should be included in your fantasy teams if Ireland bats first.
During the Dhaka Premier Division Cricket League (List A), he put in a commendable performance, scoring 337 runs in 9 innings. He also played a noteworthy inning of 134 in the Bangladesh cricket league (first class) recently.
Recently in domestic tournaments, he’s been performing excellently. In List A, he’s managed to score 201 runs in 5 innings and 615 runs in 9 innings in first class this season. He will open the batting alongside Tamim Iqbal, making him an ideal pick for your fantasy team.
Safe Captaincy Picks
Shakib Al Hasan
Differential Captaincy Pick
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