Ireland opt to bowl first in 2nd T20I
Ireland has won the toss and elected to field first in the second T20I of the three-match series against Bangladesh on Wednesday in Chattogram. However, the start of the match may be delayed due to overcast conditions at the ground. Bangladesh won the first T20I at the same venue under the DL Method as the match was shortened due to bad weather. A win in this match will secure the series for the Tigers. Bangladesh has made no changes to their playing XI, as confirmed by captain Shakib Al Hasan during the toss. Prior to the T20I series, the teams competed in a three-match ODI series, which Bangladesh won 2-0, with one match ending in no result due to rain in Sylhet. Playing XI: Bangladesh: Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman Ireland: Paul Stirling (capt), Ross Adair, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Ben White
Preview of BAN vs IRE 2nd T20I 2023: Bangladesh Eye to Win Series
After winning the one-day series by 2-0 against Ireland, Bangladesh also started the T20 series with a win. Shakib Al Hasan's team won by 22 runs in the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected Monday match. Now both teams are ready for the second encounter on March 29 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. 2023 BAN vs IRE 2nd T20 will start at 2 PM. BAN vs IRE 2nd T20I 2023: Match Preview Ireland could not fight well in the ODI series. And it is assumed that we will also see the same outcome in the T20 series. Bangladesh may whitewash the Irish by playing organized cricket. The first match’s result also indicates the same. The Irish were defeated by 22 runs in the first T20 of the series on Monday by the DLS method. After losing the toss and batting first, Bangladesh scored 207 runs for 5 wickets in 19.2 overs. Then the game was stopped due to rain. After more than two hours, Ireland got a changed target of 104 runs in 8 overs. But they lost 5 wickets and could not score more than 81 runs. Read More: Rain washes out 2nd ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka Bangladesh's two openers, Litton Das and Rony Talukdar, started in an aggressive mood. Their first wicket score was 91 runs in 7.1 overs. Litton scored 47 runs off 23 balls and hit 4 boundaries and 3 sixes. Rony scored 67 runs off 38 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. Najmul Hossain Shanto (14 off 13 balls), who came down to bat at number three, did not hit a good score. Shamim Hossain, who came down at number four, scored 30 runs off 20 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. Captain Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraz remained unbeaten in the end. Shakib scored 20 runs off 13 balls with 3 fours. On the other hand, Ireland’s equation was simplified with the Duckworth-Lewis method. The Irish started aggressively chasing runs. Read More: Dhaka League: Mohammedan's losing streak continue The Bangladeshi pacers proved too strong for Ireland, with Taskin Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud delivering excellent bowling. Taskin's career-best performance helped Bangladesh secure an impressive victory in a rain-affected match. Taskin Ahmed took 4 wickets with only 16 runs with the ball, which is his career’s best bowling in T20. His previous record was 4 wickets for 25 runs. Hasan Mahmud took the remaining wicket. However, Ireland got a good batting condition due to rain, but they failed. Hopefully, they will try to come back to the series in the second match. Bangladesh, on the other hand, should be in a cheerful mood as they are one victory away from winning the series. Pitch Report and Weather The pitch in Chittagong for the first game of the series was an outstanding one, and it is expected to stay the same for the second match on Wednesday. Batsmen should have no trouble getting the ball off the square. According to the weather forecast, it looks like a pleasant day for the players and fans, with no chance of rain and temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels are expected to be in the 60s. Read More: Bangladesh vs Ireland: Taskin takes four as Tigers win rain-hit T20 opener Probable XIs in the 2023 Bangladesh vs Ireland 2nd T20I Probable Bangladesh Squad Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud. Probable Ireland Squad Paul Stirling (c), Ross Adair, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Craig Young, Graham Hume, Benjamin White. Changes in the Team There are no changes for the Bangladesh team, and it is expected that the tigers will start the match with the same squad. However, the day before the start of the T20 series, there has been a change in the Irish camp. Regular captain Andrew Balbirnie has been rested. Paul Stirling will lead the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh starting. Lorcan Tucker will serve as a vice caption. Leadership is nothing new for Sterling. After becoming vice-captain in 2019, he has captained six T20Is for Ireland so far. Read More: Bangladesh’s ODI Series Win Against Ireland: Records, best performances, milestones achieved Key Players to Watch in BAN vs IRE 2nd T20I Bangladeshi Players to Watch Rony Talukdar will be on the watch list due to his incredible innings. He got his first fifty in his international career in the first T20 match of the series against Ireland at Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Monday. Rony returned to the dressing room with explosive innings of 67 runs off 38 balls. His aggressive batting style helped Bangladesh score 81 runs without a wicket in 6 overs, which is the Bangladesh team's powerplay record. In the bowling section, Taskin Ahmed has been very consistent, and his pace action certainly helped Bangladesh to stop Ireland. Coming in the fourth over of the innings, this pacer took 3 wickets and put Bangladesh in a strong position in the match. Taskin bowled two batters, including skipper Starling and one got caught out. So, the Irish will surely play Taskin’s ball carefully in the next game. Irish Players to Watch The Irish got off to a great start in the first match, and Paul Stirling started it. Stirling face the first ball of the innings and hit Nasum Ahmed down the ground a four. Again, he swept two more fours in this over. He scored 17 runs from 8 balls. This aggressive batter can be a headache for Bangladesh. Read More: Analysis of Bangladesh T20 Squad Against Ireland Craig Young was the only blower to take 2 wickets in the first match. So, he might put more effort into the second match. Overall, he has 57 T20 wickets in 54 matches. Final Words The Irish are far behind Bangladesh in terms of strength. That gap is expected to increase further at Chittagong in the second BAN vs IRE T20I. However, this Bangladesh had no plan of winning by making a spin stage in Mirpur, as the series is being played at Chittagong's batting support wicket. And we have seen 200+ scores in the last match. So, if Bangladesh bats first in the next match, we may see another big score.
Preview of BAN vs IRE 1st T20I 2023
Bangladesh are going to play three three-match T20I series against Ireland in Chittagong starting on March 27. The other two matches will be on March 29 and 31. Bangladesh and Ireland already reached Chittagong on Friday afternoon. Bangladesh will be looking to continue their dominant run in the format, while Ireland will be eager to come back from their recent ODI loss. The 2023 BAN vs IRE 1st T20I game will start at 2 PM. Preview of Bangladesh vs Ireland First T20I 2023 Hosts Bangladesh played brilliantly in the ODI series against Ireland in Sylhet. The Irish could not give their best in the 3-match ODI series. The visitors, however, survived a sure whitewash as the second ODI was abandoned with the blessings of rain. In the remaining two matches, Bangladesh won with a record. And through this, the differences in strength and ability between the two teams have become clear. Now, it is expected that Bangladesh will beat them in T20 too. In the ICC T20 world ranking, Bangladesh is 9th, and Ireland is 12th. However, there have been very few encounters between the two teams in the T20 format. The last T20 fight between each other was in 2012. In other words, in the last 11 years, the two teams have not met in the T20 format. Read More: Hathurusingha's mantra for success hinges on players feeling 'psychologically safe' However, in the 2016 T20 World Cup, Bangladesh-Ireland met in the preliminary round at Dharamsala. But in that match, after Bangladesh scored 94 runs for 2 wickets in 8 overs, the match was abandoned due to rain. This statistic is for the global event or a tournament. And in the bilateral series, the last meeting between the two teams was in 2012. Bangladesh toured Ireland that year and returned home after whitewashing them 3-0. In total, only 1 of the 5 T20 matches between the two teams has been abandoned, and Bangladesh has won 3 and lost 1. In the 2009 T20 World Cup, the Irish defeated Bangladesh by 6 wickets in Nottingham. After that, Bangladesh won 3 consecutive matches. Considering the statistics, the Tigers are clearly ahead. The Ireland team played the 2014 T20 World Cup in Bangladesh. However, they played the preliminary round at Sylhet and departed. Therefore, Bangladesh-Ireland has not met on the country ground so far. After 11 years, they are going to meet again in a bilateral series. Bangladesh is certainly the favorite in this series, as they have beaten the Irish in Sylhet in the ODI series. Read More: National duty takes precedence: Shakib and Liton uncertain for IPL Ireland will enter the T20 series with the same squad. The Irish have not played an international match in any format before in Chittagong. So, they will have a completely new experience this time. Earlier this month, the Tigers defeated the world champions England in the previous series at this venue. They lost to Bangladesh at this ground in the third and last ODI of the series after leading by 2-0. Later they lost in the first T20 match in Chittagong as well. So, it will be a tough challenge for the Irish to do well against Bangladesh in Chittagong. However, Ireland is a very strong team in the T20 format. In the last World Cup, they defeated England by 5 runs. Won against West Indies as well. So, Bangladesh will need to play cautiously. BAN vs IRE 1st T20I Probable Squad Bangladesh Playing XI (Predicted) Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud. Read More: Bangladesh’s ODI Series Win Against Ireland: Records, best performances, milestones achieved Ireland Playing XI (Predicted) Paul Stirling, Ross Adair, Andy Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Matthew Humphreys, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Graham Hume. Changes in the Teams Leg spinner Rishad and wicketkeeper Batter Zaker are going to get a chance in this series. Apart from this, everyone will have a special eye on Towhid Hridoy, who made his debut against England, and Rony Talukdar, who returned after a long time. In this series, they have a chance to make their place in the team by doing something great. On the other hand, 24-year-old pace all-rounder Fionn Hand has been included in the T20 squad. Conor Olphert has been omitted from the short version announced team. He was injured. Read More: Analysis of Bangladesh T20 Squad Against Ireland Key Players to Watch Bangladeshi Players to Watch Najmul Hossain Shanto, the left-handed top-order batter, has been having the form of his life. Earlier this month, he hit scores of 51, 46 not out, and 47 not out against England in T20s.Shakib Al Hasan, the team's captain, is one of the most feared left-arm spinners in T20 cricket and is noted for his economic run. He is also a dependable batsman across all formats, having hit 93 against Ireland in the opening ODI. Taskin Ahmed, the right-arm pace bowler, has been in outstanding form against Ireland and England. He claimed five wickets from two innings against Ireland in the ODIs. Irish Players to Watch Paul Stirling, the opener, boasts an impressive track record in the T20 format and has participated in the majority of the top leagues. His aggressive batting style makes him a powerful asset.Lorcan Tucker, a 26-year-old wicket-keeper-batsman, has scored five IT20 half-centuries in the past 16 months, with his highest score reaching 84. Read More: Mushfiq’s Record-Breaking Fastest ODI Century Graham Hume, a right-arm fast-medium bowler, was the only Ireland bowler to have earned any recognition in the ODI series. He is likely to be the most confident bowler in the Irish squad for this game. Tickets The Cricket Board announced the ticket prices in a statement on Saturday (March 25). To enjoy the T20 series, tickets can be purchased for a minimum of Tk 200 in the western stand gallery of the stadium. Eastern stand ticket price is 300 taka. Apart from this, Club House Gallery is Tk 500, International Stand Tk 1000, and Rooftop Hospitality and Grand Stand Gallery tickets are Tk 1500. As always, tickets can be purchased in person from Sagorika Ticket Counter and MA Aziz Stadium booth. Apart from this, tickets can be bought online. To buy tickets online, you have to go to the BCB website. Read More: Shakib launches cancer foundation to support underprivileged patients Final Words While Bangladesh is determined to win the T20 series, too, Ireland will surely try to come back. However, T20s are more unpredictable than the one-day match. So, guessing the winner is difficult for T20 matches. On top of that, Ireland is better at playing T20 than the ODIs. Hence, we can expect a great fight in BAN vs IRE 1st T20I 2023.
Bangladesh’s ODI Series Win Against Ireland: Records, best performances, milestones achieved
Bangladesh finished a great series against Ireland. The tigers touched new heights in the first two matches as the team scored the highest total. Bangladesh wanted to demonstrate their power and expertise through its performance in the field by playing an aggressive style of cricket. And the plan worked well as the tigers won the three-match series by 2-0 against the young Ireland team. 2023 BAN vs IRE ODI Series Analysis In the Bangladesh vs Ireland series, Bangladesh won the three-match ODI series by 2-0. The first match was won by Bangladesh with a huge margin of 183 runs. The second match was washed away by rain, and Bangladesh got a 10 wicket victory in the last match. Considering the performance in three matches, Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto have been very consistent. And as a new batter, Towhid Hridoy’s performance was also eye-catching. In addition to that, Shakib’s 93 for 89 in the first match was also remarkable. For the bowling part, Hasan Mahmud and Ebadot Hossian’s performance played a crucial role in winning the first and third matches. Overall, all the Bangladeshi players gave their best on the field. From Ireland, George Dockrell played a brilliant inning of 45 runs off 47 balls, including six fours in the first match. But the rest of the Irish batting lineup failed to perform in both games they batted. If we look at Ireland’s bowling in all three matches, Graham Hume was the only bowler that stopped Bangladeshi batters. Although Hume’s economy rate was quite high, he took 7 wickets in total. Read More: Shakib launches cancer foundation to support underprivileged patients Records and Achievement for Bangladesh We have seen aggressive cricket from both Bangladeshi batters and blowers. And In the eyes of captain Tamim, Bangladesh just completed the perfect series. Let's take a look at the accomplishments of this remarkable series. Biggest Win by Runs Bangladesh achieved a record-breaking victory in their first match, winning by an incredible 183 runs - the largest margin of victory in the nation's ODI history. After winning the toss, Ireland sent Bangladesh to batting, and the Tigers scored 338 runs. In response, the Bangladeshi bowlers stopped them to 155 runs. Shakib’s 7000 Runs Milestone After Tamim Iqbal, Shakib became the second Bangladeshi cricketer to cross 7,000 runs milestone in ODIs. Shakib achieved a remarkable feat with his 93-run score. He entered the field with 24 runs away from 7000 runs, and Shakib achieved the landmark easily. Mushfiqur Rahim’s 7000 Runs Mushfiqur Rahim scored a century in the second ODI, and he also crossed 7000 runs in ODI cricket. Mushfiqur has become the third batsman from Bangladesh to achieve 7000 runs landmark after Tamim and Shakib. He needed 55 runs to reach the milestone but achieved it with the century, and now Mushfiques total ODI runs are 7045. Read More: Analysis of Bangladesh T20 Squad Against Ireland Mushfiqur Rahim set another record in this match. He took five catches as the wicketkeeper in the first match. He has taken the most catches as a wicketkeeper in ODIs for Bangladesh. However, Khaled Masud Pilot had five dismissals with three catches and two stumpings against Kenya in 2006. Mushfiq’s Fastest Century In 2009, during a match in Bulawayo, Shakib achieved an impressive accomplishment by scoring a century in only 63 balls against Zimbabwe. Mushfiqur topped Shakib's 14-year record as he hit a century off just 60 balls in the second ODI. He achieved his ninth century in the last ball of the innings, scoring 14 fours and 2 sixes for a total of 100 runs.
Analysis of Bangladesh T20 Squad Against Ireland
After winning the ODI series against Ireland, Bangladesh is now hoping to repeat its performance against Ireland. Bangladesh will play three-match T20 series against Ireland on March 27, 29, and 31. All these matches will be played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Previously Bangladesh whitewashed the World Champion England in a T20 series ten days ago. And the team has enough confidence to whitewash Ireland too. Let's take a look at the Bangladesh T20 Squad against Ireland in the upcoming 2023 BAN vs IRE T20 Series. Bangladesh T20 Squad Against Ireland Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain, Jaker Ali. Changes in Bangladesh Team for BAN vs IRE T20 Series 2023 The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a team of fourteen members to compete in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Ireland, starting on March 27th. Two new players, Rishad Hossain, and Jaker Ali Anik, have been included in the Bangladesh squad for the upcoming T20I series against Ireland. Leg spinner Rishad has been a part of the senior setup for a few years now but has yet to be given a proper chance - even in the domestic tournaments. The last time he played in a domestic tournament was two years ago in the Dhaka Premier League T20s. Read More: Bangladesh vs Ireland: Tigers earn first 10-wicket ODI win to seal series Unfortunately, Rishad has only bowled 5.1 overs in the current first-class competition. This makes his inclusion in the team the most interesting call. Chandika Hathurusingha, the head coach, likely wanted to observe his performance at the international level. The such experiment is not new for Hathurusingha. During his first period as the coach for the Bangladesh team in 2014, he chose leg spinner Jubair Hossain too. On the other hand, Jaker has been a standout performer in the Bangladesh Cricket League, notching up three consecutive centuries and finishing as the tournament's highest run-scorer with 492 runs in six innings. He was also a key contributor to Comilla Victorians' BPL championship victory this season. However, the regular T20 players Afif Hossain and Nurul Hasan were left out of the squad. Afif, along with Shoriful Islam, was also excluded from the ODI squad for the last game. The exclusion of Afif is a major disappointment for the young, energetic batter. His 61 consecutive appearances in T20I had come to a halt when he was excluded from the third T20I match against England. Until recently, Afif was guaranteed to be chosen for both the white-ball formats, but he currently finds himself on the sidelines. But Shoriful was released from the ODI roster to participate in the Dhaka Premier League but is included in the T20 team against Ireland. Additionally, Tanvir Islam and Rezaur Rahman, who were in the squad that played against England, were not included against Ireland. Read More: Hasan Records Maiden Five-wicket Haul as Ireland Tumble for 101 Bangladesh Squad Analysis Apart from the changes mentioned above, the squad remains similar to the squad that whitewashed Bangladesh. So, it can be assumed that Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Shakib Al Hasan will be Bangladesh’s trump card as they have shown their class against England. Najmul Hossain Shanto Najmul Hossain Shanto's stellar performance in Bangladesh vs England T20 series was remarkable, amassing a total of 144 runs and an impact of 153.2 over three matches. He displayed his remarkable proficiency at the highest level of cricket, with an average impact per match of 51, ultimately leading to Bangladesh's victory. His BPL experience was evident, as he put in an exceptional effort across all three matches, making an invaluable contribution to the team's success. In addition to that, he scored 98 runs in the ongoing ODI series against the Irish. Mehidy Hasan Miraz Miraz is also in good form. Mehidy Hasan Miraz put on an impressive show during Bangladesh's T20 series against England, offering a well-rounded performance in both batting and bowling. Across two matches, his total impact was a formidable 104.4, averaging out to an impressive 52.2 per match. Read More: Bangladesh vs Ireland: Tigers call up two uncapped players to T20 squad His most noteworthy performance came in the second T20, where he took four crucial wickets for just 12 runs, helping his team to secure a victory. Demonstrating his versatility, Miraz made a valuable contribution through both bowling and batting, earning him praise for his efforts. Shakib Al Hasan And finally, the captain Shakib Al Hasan is the man behind the whitewash against England. His game plan and tactics are noteworthy for Bangladesh. Often, analysts speak of Shakib Al Hasan's acuity in cricket, and he displayed both good judgment and composure in Bangladesh vs England series. He demonstrated amazing skill when it came to managing his bowlers. So, it is expected that we will see his brilliant captaincy against the Irish too. Under Hathurusingha, it seems the Bangladesh team has got a boost. And the coach’s strategy appears to outrank the team’s weakness. Final Words Bangladesh has taken one year plan to develop the T20 team targeting the World Cup in 2024. That’s why the management and the coach want to look at new cricketers to move forward with the plan. Apart from that, the dropped cricketers will also be under their watch. So, this Bangladesh’s T20 squad against Ireland will bring some new experience for the management. Read More: Mushfiq’s Record-Breaking Fastest ODI Century
Preview of BAN vs IRE 2nd ODI 2023: Can Bangladesh Win the Series?
Bangladesh triumphed over Ireland in the first ODI, proving themselves superior in all areas. The record-breaking score was achieved via aggressive batting. And the bowlers, especially the pacers, were a phenomenon. This follows their prior success in T20, where the pacers played an effective role in whitewashing England in T20. Now, Bangladesh is looking forward to keeping its playing style and winning the series today (March 20, 2023). Bangladesh vs Ireland 2nd ODI Preview The second match of the three-match series is scheduled to start at 2 pm on Monday, March 20, at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. However, there is a high chance of rain during that time. Also, there is a possibility of rain in Sylhet throughout the day. According to the forecast, the rainfall will be higher on Monday than on Sunday (March 19). A thunderstorm could be on the horizon, and the rain is set to become heavier after 6 pm, so the officials may find it difficult to finish the match on time. For Bangladesh, however, there is not much tension about the match being washed away. Tigers take a 1-0 lead in the series after winning the first ODI. If this match is washed away, the risk of losing the series will be eliminated. BAN was dominant in the first game of the series against IRE, and now they look to secure the trophy by securing a win in the second match. The team, led by Tamim Iqbal, put up a spectacular display, with Shakib Al Hasan's 93 runs off 89 deliveries and Towhid Hridoy's 92 runs off 85 deliveries leading the way. Mushfiqur Rahim also contributed to the success of the Bangla Tigers, as they posted 338 runs on board at the end of their 50 overs. So, if the second match takes place, Bangladesh will surely try to repeat the first’s match aggressive performance. Read More: Shakib completes BBA from AIUB On the other hand, the Ireland team has much to improve. Neither their batting nor their bowling was successful in their last encounter, resulting in a 183-run loss. This Ireland squad comprise some young players with a lack of experience playing so many ODIs. However, with the ODI World Cup coming up, this is a major chance for them to become familiar with the environment and do well in subsequent matches. So, they will certainly try to improve their playing style in the upcoming matches. However, Ireland will have to overcome a few factors. Bowlers like Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, and Nasum Ahmed are a big challenge for any team touring Bangladesh. However, it was the Bangladesh pacers who did the main damage to Ireland with a good batting wicket at the Sylhet International Stadium. As Ireland did not expect such a condition, in addition to the spinners, now Ireland also needs to think about the Bangladesh pacers. Although Bangladesh is almost at full strength, Ireland is not getting their best all-rounder Joshua Little on this tour due to IPL. It has been seen over the years how much of a difference he can make, whether it's playing for Ireland or whether it's in franchise cricket. So, Little’s presence could have increased Ireland’s strength. Read More: Bangladesh crush Ireland by 183 Runs in 1st ODI BAN vs IRE 2nd ODI Pitch Report Sylhet is renowned as a great place for batters to play. In the most recent match, Bangladesh put up an impressive total, which indicates that another high-scoring game can be expected. A score of 300 runs or more is considered a good one here, so whoever wins the toss should go bowling first. Players to Watch in BAN vs IRE 2nd ODI Shakib Al Hasan Shakib is a highly experienced all-rounder, and he is currently performing at an impressive level. In his last four matches in the 50-overs format, he has scored 234 runs, posing him a threat to the Irish team in their upcoming game. Ebadot Hossain Ebadot Hossain, the speedster, took four wickets in the previous match, totally destroying the Irish batting lineup. He can do the same in the second game too. Read More: Towhid shines on debut as Bangladesh post record total against Ireland Graham Hume Graham Hume became the first bowler of Ireland to take four wickets in ODI against Bangladesh. Apparently, Hume understood the Sylhet pitch better than any other Iris bowler. So, Bangladeshi batters will have to care about his bowling. George Dockrell George Dockrell was largely responsible for the Irish being able to extend their innings to 155 runs. The Irish innings came to a halt when Dockrell was bowled in the 30.5 overs of the innings by Ebadot. But, before that, Dockrell scored 45 of 47 balls. So, he might push more in the second match. BAN vs IRE 2nd ODI Probable Playing XIs Bangladesh (BAN) Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed. Ireland (IRE) Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Gareth Delany, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume. Read More: Shakib Al Hasan reaches 7000-run milestone in ODIs Final Words In the first match, the performance of the Bangladesh team was great. The Tigers' game began with a few wickets lost, but Shakib and Hridoy put on an impressive batting display, with Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali following the pattern with a particularly aggressive approach. The veteran players displayed a strong mentality in their batting. On the other hand, Ireland should have noted their mistakes and come back with great energy. So, it is expected that the BAN vs IRE 2nd ODI will certainly be a competitive game.
BAN vs IRE 1st ODI 2023: Match Preview
The Bangladesh national cricket team will play another full series starting on March 18 with the first ODI. Bangladesh is going to play three ODIs against Ireland after blowing away England in T20. However, this will be Ireland’s first full series. All three ODIs will be played at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, and the first ODI will start at 2 PM on March 18, 2023. Preview of Bangladesh vs Ireland 1st ODI 2023 Ireland already played a practice match against the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI, and they understood the pitch condition in Sylhet. Ireland got a notable victory, with a moderate total, in their preparation match. In the Sylhet pre-match, the Irish defeated the BCB XI by 74 runs. After the morning rain, the ground at Sylhet International Stadium was soaked, causing the game to start late. Consequently, the match was shortened to 40 overs. The visiting team managed to score 255 runs after losing 7 wickets in their allotted overs. Curtis Campher's remarkable 75 runs off 50 balls was the top performance. Opener Paul Stirling scored 54 runs. While Ireland scored 53 runs in the opening pair, they lost one wicket by 100 runs. Gareth Delany put in a noteworthy performance, scoring 36 runs off 24 balls and bringing the total to 250. Rejaur Rahman Raja and Rishad Hossain each took two wickets, while Soumya Sarkar managed to take a wicket. Read More: Tamim, Mehidy uncertain for 1st ODI against Ireland Among all batters, Soumya, the left-handed opener, put up a courageous effort with the bat, resulting in 37 runs. Despite this, the BCB XI was unable to withstand the pressure of the full 32.1 overs, as they were bowled out for 181 runs. This win will surely boost confidence in Ireland. On the other hand, despite losing the ODI series to England, Bangladesh has still had a great record at home. Other than England, they have not been defeated in a series over the last seven years. The first ODI against England was very close to being a win for Bangladesh, and to keep from being whitewashed, Tamim’s team got a victory in the last match. Although Bangladesh lost the 50-over cricket series, they were outstanding in T20. Shakib Al Hasan’s team completely defeated England by demonstrating their strength with both bat and ball. After this performance, Bangladesh will now play against Ireland. And Ireland seems to take up the challenge and attempt to win a few matches against Bangladesh. Additionally, Bangladesh’s main weapon, the spinners, is in top form. Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz's spin bowling at home is a terror for any opponent. Bangladeshi spinners have previously shown their class to top-ranked batters. Against Ireland, it should be no exception. Read More: BCB introduces online ticketing system for Ireland series Probable Squad for BAN vs IRE 1st ODI 2023 Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Litton Kumer Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam. Ireland XI: Stephen Doheny, Paul Stirling(c), Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker(w), Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Matthew Humphreys, Benjamin White. Team News Reports from Cricbuzz indicate that wicketkeeper-batsman Zakir Hasan suffered an injury to his left thumb while practicing at the Sylhet International Stadium on Thursday afternoon. As a result, he was dropped from the ODI series against the Irish. Zakir was called up for the first ODI. However, it is speculated that it will take a minimum of three weeks for him to make a full recovery. Apart from Zakir, all other Bangladeshi players are fit and can play the first ODI. Rony Talukdar will play in Zakir’s place. BCB confirmed Zakir's injury and Rony's inclusion in a press release on Thursday. Opener Rony returned to the Bangladesh team after almost eight years with the last T20 series against England. He played in all three games during the spectacular whitewashed series of the world champions. He notched up 21, 9, and 24 runs, respectively, in three T20s. Though he failed to make a huge impact, Rony did demonstrate the necessary ambition for this tournament. Mahmudullah was not included in the first two matches of the ODI series, while Yasir Ali, Nasum Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam have all rejoined the national squad. Read More: Zakir ruled out of Ireland ODI series due to injury On the other hand, the Ireland cricket team is in good condition with no major injuries or absences and is predicted to field its most formidable lineup since the beginning of the first ODI.
Historical Win of Bangladesh against England in 2023 BAN vs ENG T20 Series
Bangladesh won the T20 series against England by winning the first two T20Is of three matches. This is Bangladesh’s first series win against the world champions in T20. After winning the first of the three-match series in Chittagong, Shakib's team won the second match in Mirpur by 4 wickets. The team confirmed the historic T20 series victory with one match in hand. Bangladesh beats England in BAN vs ENG T20 Series 2023 Shakib won the toss in Mirpur and chose to bowl, just as he did in Chittagong. To replace the batsman Shamim Hossain, the starting XI was boosted with the inclusion of spin all-rounder Mehdy Hasan Miraz. His contribution proved significant, as he managed to bowl the English side out for 117 on the last ball of his bowling. Jos Buttler's England was unable to withstand Miraz's combination of batting and bowling. England, however, got off to a good start. The second wicket was lost by exactly 50 runs. Then Miraz started pushing. One by one, he took Moeen Ali (15), Sam Curran (12) and Chris Woakes (0), and Chris Jordan’s (3) wickets. Earlier, opener Phil Salt scored 25 runs and returned to Shakib's ball. Jos Buttler (4) was bowled by Hasan Mahmood. Ben Duckett, who got out in the last over, scored 28 runs off 28 balls for the team. Read More: Buttler rues lack of runs in 2nd T20 as Bangladesh seal series On the other hand, Bangladesh did not get off to a good start. The two openers, Litton Das and Rony Talukdar, returned with 9 runs each. After that, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy started scoring runs for the team. Hridoy, who made his debut in Chittagong against England, scored 17 runs today. Mehdy Hasan Miraz came down at five and made the match easy. He was caught for 20 runs with two sixes. After the return of Miraz, the match became difficult for Bangladesh. Shakib comes to the crease and returns with zero runs. Afif Hossain, the famous slugger, got out soon after. He added 2 runs. However, Shanto played an unbeaten inning of 46 runs to win the Bangladesh team. However, also share the winning credit. He managed to win the series for the nation by striking two consecutive fours with seven balls still in play. 5 Top Factors Behind Bangladesh's Series Win Against England Bangladesh's remarkable T20 series win against England was much expected after the first win in Chittagong. And players also gave their best yesterday. Here are the five factors that boosted the team’s win. The Fast Bowlers Were Great At 24 years of age, Hasan Mahmood's Yorker to Jos Buttler should be incredibly hard for any batter to stay on the field. The Bangladesh Bowler was the star of the first match, showing he could handle himself in front of a hard hitter such as Buttler. Hasan has now taken the wicket of Jos in two consecutive matches. He only gave away four runs in his first over. Read More: Ireland arrive in Bangladesh to play ODIs, T20Is, Test In addition to that, Taskin Ahmed was the one to begin the series win, taking out David Malan. Taskin ended up with one wicket in four overs, giving away an average of six and a half runs per over. Another pacer Mustafizur Rahman earned himself one wicket but at the cost of 19 runs. Shakib’s Captaincy Analysts often talk about Shakib Al Hasan's razor-sharp cricket brain, but in these two matches, he made good decisions as well as stayed cool. His bowler rotation was unbelievable. In contrast to the previous game, Bangladesh opened with Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman in the powerplay, who bowled the initial five overs.
Preview of 2023 BAN vs ENG 2nd T20 Match
After winning the first T20 against England, the Bangladesh team is in a cheerful mood, and the Tigers want to confirm the series in the second match. Returning from Chittagong to Dhaka, the two teams will meet in Mirpur next Sunday, March 12, at 3 pm. Shakib Al Hasan's team won their first victory against the English on Thursday in the 20-over format. Bangladesh's cricket team, under the guidance of Chandika Hathurusingha, has excelled in batting, bowling, and fielding in the last T20, and they hope to keep up their success. Bangladesh vs England 2nd T20I Match: Preview Since the T20 inception, Bangladesh has already played 145 matches in the T20 format. The Tigers have faced England only two times. In the first encounter, Shakib's team lost the match by 8 wickets in the 2021 T20 World Cup. However, Bangladesh started this tour with a 2-1 loss in the three-match ODI series. But Bangladesh got a good start in the T20 series with a win in the first match in Chittagong. Now the team will play their second match in Dhaka on Sunday. However, many members of the English champion team are not in this series. As the series is against a relatively less strong team like Bangladesh, they are giving some new cricketers a chance. This is the first time England's T20I team playing a series after becoming the world champions. And they already lost the first match, so they will surely try to get back in the series with a win in the second match. Read More: Bangladesh stun England in T20I series opener Considering England as a strong team, Bangladesh has made some significant changes in the T20 team. Apparently, coach Chandika Hathurusingha begins his T20 world journey with this series. So, the Bangladesh team will make some shuffle or add moves based on this series and upcoming series. This T20 squad has been built mainly on the basis of BPL performance. Three Batters – Rony Talukdar, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain; Pacer Rejaur Rahman Raja and left-arm spinner Tanvir Ahmed played well in the BPL and made it to the national team. On the other hand, England's T20I team features Ben Duckett and Chris Jordan to boost their firepower, yet Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Alex Hales, and Liam Livingstone are absent, causing Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha to refer to it as an "experimental" squad. The English team will expect a good performance from Phil Salt, Jos Buttler, and Ben Duckett, as they had a good performance in the first match. However, Dawid Malan may also come to the limelight in the second T20 as he is familiar with the Mirpur field. Read More: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: Bangladesh T20 Squad Analysis Key Players for Bangladesh Team After an eight-year absence, Rony Talukdar made his return to international cricket. This is an extraordinary comeback for Rony, where a player's career is usually over after being dropped from the team. Talukdar's success at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) this year, with 425 runs in 13 innings and a strike rate of 129.17, has opened the eye of the BCB selectors. And Rony did not let the team down. He scored 21 runs in 14 balls, which is a good performance in T20. After Rony, Najmul Hossain Shanto will get focus as he played an excellent inning with 51 runs in 30 balls. The left-handed batsman is the hero of Bangladesh's victory in the first T20 against England. So, fans have increased their expectations from Shanto. Key Players for England The English team was expecting a good performance from Phil Salt in the T20I series, yet he had only made 54 runs in the three ODIs, and 37 runs in two ODIs against Australia in November. But Salt gave his best in the last T20 with 38 runs from 35 balls. So, hopefully, he will repeat this or do better than this in the next match. His last notable performance was a remarkable 88 ran off 41 balls in a T20I in Lahore against Pakistan in September last year. It's now time for him to get some runs again. Read More: Bangladesh stun England in T20I series opener Jos Buttler scored an incredible 67 runs from 42 balls. So, he might run this performance in the second match. On top of that, Buttler is familiar with the Mirpur pitch. Buttler made his partnership with Ben Duckett on the third wicket. In the 13th over, he achieved his 20th half-century by smashing Hasan Mahmud's delivery for a six on the fifth ball. Probable Squad Bangladesh XI Rony Talukdar, Litton Das(w), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud. England XI Jos Buttler(w/c), Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood. Read More: ENG v BAN: Virtuoso show from Shakib spares Tigers' blushes in 3rd ODI How Bangladesh Won the First T20 Against World Champion England? England lost the last four wickets for 11 runs in 20 balls, and Bangladesh won the match there. And when it comes to batting performance, Shanto is the ultimate hero. Shanto was the highest run scorer in BPL. International T20 started from where he left off. Bangladesh achieved triumph from his bat with a great innings of 51 runs off 30 balls, including eight fours. In addition to that, he took three great catches in the field. Earlier, Rony Talukdar and debutant Towhid Hridoy built the foundation of victory. Rony scored 21 runs off 14 balls before being dismissed by Adil Rashid. Bangladesh's run was then 33 in 3.3 overs. Then Shanto and Hridoy took the team forward. The new player flew in the same way as he paired up in the BPL. The pair scored 65 runs together. Hridoy hit consecutive fours in the last two balls of the last over of the power play. The score was 52/2 at the end of the power play. After that, Shanto hit four consecutive boundaries in the next over. Hridoy stopped 17 balls for 24. After that, captain Shakib and Afif Hossain passed the rest of the path smoothly. Shakib hit Chris Jordan a boundary to secure the victory. He remained not out for 34 runs off 24 balls. Afif scored 15 runs. Read More: Shakib reaches 300 ODI wickets Final Words The T20 World Cup is not far away. And after 13 months, the West Indies and the United States will host the highest tournament of short-version cricket. So, team Bangladesh started their preparation with this series against England. And Bangladesh already won the first match. So, we will surely try to win the BAN vs ENG 2nd T20 Match.
2023 BAN vs ENG 3rd ODI Preview: Can Bangladesh turn back?
In 2016, England triumphed over Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series held in Dhaka and Chittagong. Despite losing a match in Dhaka, Bangladesh put up a valiant effort in Chittagong in 2016, but ultimately, England won the series with a 4-wicket victory in the last match. On the other hand, Bangladesh already lost the 2023 series before their third match in Chittagong on March 6. Bangladesh will aim to avoid a whitewash in Tamim Iqbal’s hometown tomorrow. However, England will want to give that opportunity to Bangladesh at any cost, as we have seen their performance in the last match. The third and final ODI of the BAN vs ENG series 2023 will start at 12 noon on Monday (March 06, 2023) at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Preview of Bangladesh vs England 3rd ODI Match in 2023 Bangladesh and England teams reached the port city of Chittagong to play the third and last ODI of the series. Although both teams reached there early on Saturday, neither team practiced. Both teams have done their last-minute preparations on Sunday (March 5). Bangladesh practiced at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium from 10 am to 1 pm, and England practiced from 2 pm to 5 pm. The English camp has confirmed the series by 2-0 by winning two matches of the three-match ODI series. The Tigers have lost the ODI series at home after seven years. Coincidentally, Bangladesh last lost their last ODI series at home to England in 2016. Read More: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: Bangladesh T20 Squad Analysis While Engldoesn’tsn’t have any pressure on their shoulder, Bangladesh will surely take the pressure to win the last match. At least a win can be a consolation for the team as well as the fans. Bangladesh don’t have any major changes in the team except for removing Shamim Hossain Patwari from the team. Shamim got a chance in the team on the evening before the second ODI against England. But he did not get a chance to play the match. However, the 22-year-old left-handed batsman is still on the team. England, on the other hand, seems to continue with their current playing XI. There were roughly two types of wickets in Mirpur in the first two matches of the Bangladesh and England ODI series. The first match saw the familiar form of Mirpur - slow, turning, uneven bounce wickets. In the second, it was much more batting-friendly. And England has adapted better than Bangladesh with both types of wickets. According to the condition and situation, Dawid Malan and Jason Roy scored two centuries and became the man of the match. On the other hand, in front of the English bowlers, Bangladeshi batsmen seemed to be foreigners on their own ground. Read More: Bangladesh-England series tickets to go on sale in Chattogram Sunday While all the England players got their expected performance, Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman seems to be dim in this series. Not only the first two matches of the England series but Mustafiz has also been lost in ODIs for quite some time. But, no other Bangladeshi bowler has bowled as many overs (100.2) as him and has such a low economy rate (4.61) in the last year. Tomorrow will be Mustafiz’s another chance to do something for the country. Probable Squads for 3rd ODI in 2023 BAN vs ENG Series Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman. England XI: Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Will Jacks, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Mark Wood. Read More: Tamim Disappointed Over Team's Sloppy Performance in Loss to England Pitch Report and Weather Batting conditions at Chattogram are great, so a high-scoring game is anticipated. Therefore, teams that win the toss should choose to bowl first. Ishan Kishan made a double century the last time an ODI took place here against India. Weather forecasts suggest no chance of rain and a temperature of 31 degrees Celsius with humidity in the 4 Bangladesh’s Dominance in Home Ground has Ended Although Bangladesh fought in the first matTamim’sim’s team could not compete against England in the second ODI. After England scored 326 runs for 7 wickets with opener JaRoy’soy’s century, Bangladesh was knocked out of the match. While there was a little hope in the run chase, it was also lost due to the failure of the top-order batsmen. After the top order collapsed, Bangladesh could not turn arouBangladesh’ssh’s innings stopped at 194 runs in 44.4 overs. In the first match, Chris Woakes’ bowling troubled the Bangladteam’sam’s top-order batsmen. Sam Curran took the new ball in the second match as Woakes was rested. Curran is known for swinging the new ball. And that swing became a disaster for Bangladeshi batsmen. Read More: Bangladesh's ODI series winning streak at home ends with a massive defeat to England Two Bangladeshi batsmen, Litton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto were dismissed by Curran in the first over of the innings, leaving Mushfiqur Rahim with the challenge of facing the next over. In a matter of moments, the Bangladesh team had lost three wickets for a mere nine runs, which is a far from ideal start for a team looking to reach 326 runs. After that, there was nothing else to talk about in the batting of the Bangladesh team except for Shakib-Tamim’sim’s partnership. As the partnership was broker, it was confirmed that Bangladesh lost the series as well as the winning streak in the home ground. Final Words Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is a heaven for batters, leaving Bangladesh dependent on their bowlers to succeed. Will the Bangladeshi bowlers be able to sEngland’snd’s powerful hitters, though? Evidence from the past two matches suggests it will be a significant challenge for Bangladeshi bowleIndia’sia’s last performance here was also noteworthy, so it is possible to anticipate a couple of centuries tomorrow. Nonetheless, Bangladeshi batsmen will do their utmost to prevent a whitewash by winning BAN vs ENG 3rd ODI. Read More: Bangladesh secures spot in 2024 Women's T20 World Cup as hosts