Cricket match date: 09th May 2019
Cricket match time: 03:15 pm IST
Cricket match location: The Village, Malahide, Dublin
Cricket Match format: ODI
Tournament: Ireland tour of Ireland 2019
Team A: Ireland
Team B: Bangladesh
Team A Captain: William Porterfield
Team B Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza
Cricket Match Preview:
The tri-nation series involving hosts Ireland, Bangladesh and West Indies will continue as Ireland take on Bangladesh. While Ireland have missed out on the World Cup spot due to ICC’s policy of only top ten teams qualifying for the biggest tournament, Bangladesh automatically qualified for the World Cup due to their higher ranking in the list of top ten ODI teams in the world.
While teams like Ireland and West Indies, along with a few other teams, had to undergo an intense qualifying tournament in 2018, Bangladesh did not have to undergo such process. Bangladesh are slowly but surely emerging as one of the dangerous teams in the world that no sides can afford to take lightly. Ireland will have to play very well in order to beat Bangladesh in their own conditions.
Bangladesh will have to acclimatise quickly as the conditions in the World Cup are going to be quite similar in a few weeks’ time. They are expected to beat some top teams in the competition and such expectation comes with the pressure of performing. While it would have been enough to create one or two upsets in previous World Cup competitions, it is not the case anymore. The passionate fans of Bangladesh expect their heroes to reach the semis and it is not going to be easy.
Ireland drew level their last series against Afghanistan played in the month of March in Dehra Dun. It was a good series for a talented side, who has just slipped under the radar after the initial highs of the World Cup in 2011. Their bowling has not been great and all their main players are nudging the wrong side of 30. It is important for other young players of Ireland to step up just to make the transition gradual.
Ireland also had a good outing against England recently, where they pushed their opponent and even looked like springing a surprise. However, the depth of England was a bit too much for Ireland and they were defeated in the end. It is going to be a crucial series for them for their growth in the game. Post that game, they were hammered by West Indies by a big margin of 196 runs.
Cricket Match Information:
Ireland will take on Bangladesh in another ODI cricket game of the tri-nation series. West Indies are the third team in the competition. Ireland have not qualified for the World Cup, whereas Bangladesh will be looking to prepare well before the tournament in similar conditions.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Ireland will be led by the experienced William Porterfield. They drew the ODI cricket series against Afghanistan in Dehra Dun. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game against West Indies.
Here is our prediction of Ireland’s playing XI:
- William Porterfield
- Paul Stirling
- A Bilbirnie
- LJ Tucker
- Kevin O’Brien
- GH Dockrell
- MR Adair
- AR Mcbrine
- GC Wilson
- JB Little
- TJ Murtagh
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Bangladesh will be led by Mashrafe Mortaza in this cricket series and in the World Cup. They had a disappointing tour of New Zealand in the month of February, where they were whitewashed by New Zealand in the ODI series. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Bangladesh’s playing XI:
- Tamim Iqbal
- Liton Das
- Soumya Sarkar
- Mushfiqur Rahim
- Sabbir Rahman
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Mehidy Hasan Miraz
- Rubel Hossain
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Mohammad Saifuddin
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Mushfiqur Rahim has had quite a time in 2019. He will be an important factor for Bangladesh’s success in the World Cup. Our prediction is of a good knock from him in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international ODI cricket game played here was between Ireland and England recently. It was a low-scoring cricket game with scores of around 200 runs. Our prediction is of the score of around 250 for this cricket game. Conditions are expected to be cold and windy.
Bangladesh will begin the game of cricket as favourites. They have a lot more experience and depth in the lineup compared to Bangladesh. Hence, our prediction is of Bangladesh’s win in this ODI cricket game.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Ireland – 4.05
Bangladesh – 1.20
*odds may change anytime