Ireland vs Bangladesh – One-Day International Preview & Prediction

AT A GLANCE

When is Ireland vs Bangladesh taking place? Wednesday, 15th May, 10:45

Where Ireland vs Bangladesh taking place? Dublin

What is the expected weather for Ireland vs Bangladesh? 16-18c with cloudy intervals but no rain expected

What channel is Ireland vs Bangladesh on? The match will not be televised

Where can I stream Ireland vs Bangladesh? For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live and you can take advantage of a free trial with ESPN+ and subscribe now by clicking here!

Are tickets still available for Ireland vs Bangladesh? https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/odi-tri-series-2019-2matchpack-irl-v-wi-11-may-irl-v-ban-15-may-dublin-15-05-2019/event/18005588D62B6409

LAST MEETING
Ireland v Bangladesh – No result

THE TEAM NEWS

IRELAND

Captain: William Porterfield

  • Ireland have yet to win a match in this tri-nation series but their previous encounter against Bangladesh was rained off without a ball being bowled and they will be keen to test themselves against them here.
  • Andrew Balbirnie was the bright spot for Ireland in the defeat against West Indies last time out as he hit an impressive 135 from 124 balls as the produced their best batting display in the tournament so far and they will look to build on that in this game.
  • Skipper William Porterfield moved down the order to number four but still could only muster three runs but it is unlikely he will drop out of the side despite his struggles and they will likely retain the team that pushed the Windies all the way on Saturday.

BANGLADESH

Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza

  • Bangladesh picked up their second win in a row over the West Indies on Monday to qualify for the final so there is nothing riding on this match now and they could use it to give some playing time to some of their squad players.
  • Liton Das should come into the team to get some time at the crease while there could be changes to the batting order too with the likes of Sabbir Rahman needing some action which has been limited so far due to the form of their top order.
  • They will almost certainly rotate their bowlers also as the likes of Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain and Farhad Reza could come into the side with Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed and skipper Mashrafe Mortaza all potentially being rested for this one.

THE PREDICTION

Bangladesh have been the standout team throughout this tri-nation series so far and they come into this final match with Ireland knowing they have already qualified for the final. There is every chance they will rotate their players for this match although the ones that come in will be motivated to impress to earn World Cup places. Ireland will be fired up to get a win under their belts and they showed some signs of form last time out against Pakistan. They have little experience against the Bangladeshi bowlers however and that may work against them here. Even with some rotations, Bangladesh should have the edge in quality against the hosts.