Bangladesh vs Ireland Test Fantasy Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Playing XI for Ireland Tour Of Bangladesh

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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)

Matches Played 10
Bat 1st Won7
Bat 2nd Won3

Average Batting Scores (Inning wise)

1st Innings330
2nd Innings275
3rd Innings209
4th Innings163

Pace vs Spin (Last 10 games)

Pace or SpinInnsOversWktsWkts/innsBowlSR
Pace34920.2942.858.7
Spin372012.52326.352.1

Bangladesh vs Ireland Weather Forecast

The weather is expected to be clear for this game.

Expected Playing XI( Bangladesh vs Ireland)

Bangladesh

Shadman Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam,Taskin Ahmed, Khaled Ahmed

Ireland

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)

PlayerInnsRunsAvgHS50s100s
Mushfiqur Rahim41153543.86219*73
Shakib Al Hasan37149642.74144111
Tamim Iqbal3512603615192
Mominul Haque2598140.8816153
Liton Das1559739.814151
Mehidy Hasan1532226.8368*20
Taijul Islam2117510.942600
Nazmul Hossain Shanto916117.897110
Shadman Islam381277610
Taskin Ahmed2323231*00
Mahmudul Hasan Joy4215.251500

Bangladesh Bowlers (Test Records)

BowlerInnsWkts4w5wAvgSR
Shakib Al Hasan34743830.461.2
Taijul Islam23586225.953.1
Mehidy Hasan15470618.337.1
Ebadot Hossain551056.6100.8
Khaled Ahmed6100280495
Taskin Ahmed21006296

First Class Records (Ireland)

Batters 

PlayerInnsRunsAvgHS50s100s
Andrew Balbirnie48135330.07205*82
Andy McBrine3161121.077740
Barry McCarthy3251020.451*10
Curtis Campher26130.53900
George Dockrell77101318.429230
Graham Hume126172418.3410541
Harry Tector1438629.6914621
James McCollum2799138.12119*52
Lorcan Tucker1829818.635610
Mark Adair16322239110
Murray Commins2044823.587840

Bowlers

BowlerInnsWkts4w5wAvgSR
Graham Hume176311141417.940.6
George Dockrell1031895829.362.7
Barry McCarthy36702328.246.8
Andy McBrine26302037.980.8
Mark Adair17220030.658.5
Harry Tector10151032.560.9
Andrew Balbirnie17131020.248.2
James McCollum76011726

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.

Taijul Islam

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.

Mehidy Hasan

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.

Tamim Iqbal

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

George Dockrell

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

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.

Andrew Balbirnie

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.

Differential Picks

Mominul Haque

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.

Shadman Islam

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

Taijul Islam

Mehidy Hasan 

Differential Captaincy Pick

Tamim Iqbal

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