Ireland played a warm-up game just yesterday, and they won it comfortably against the Papua New Guinea team. They chased off a low total in just a ease. Also, before it, Ireland played three games against UAE, where they lost two and couldn’t perform to their best. It was a series, where a lot of team participated and Ireland just played against the UAE. Ireland have a experienced side and they will be eager to go out there and perform their best.
Bangladesh have been in some terrific form in the past couple of months, beating both New Zealand and Australia in respective T20 series. They managed to clinch off both the sides in some one sided games. Bangladesh beat New Zealand 3-2 in their last series, and then Australia by 4-1, which is fantastic for a side like them, going before the World Cup. The series win will give them confidence before the big T20 World Cup warm up games.
The Bangladesh team are expected to win this match due to the fine balance and experience of the team, and they are also coming into this tournament after winning the series against New Zealand and Australia. The bowlers can be helpful in th pitches at UAE. While the Ireland team will have to play quite well and count upon their experienced players like Stirling and Young to win this match and get a good match practice ahead of the T20 World Cup campaign. They won their last league fixture against Papua New Guinea, and it was a clinucal performance by them and would look to be proficient in their performances.
The winning chances of Bangladesh are fairly high in this fixture due to their performance in the T20I tournaments and series. They were quite impressive with their performances against New Zealand and Australia, with fine contributions from all departments and experienced players playing their part well. While the Ireland team will also be look to be proficient in this fixture to prepare well for the ICC event and their batters need to keep up the same form and face the opposition bowlers in a confident manner, like they have did it in the last few matches in the T20 format.
The Bangladesh team will look to play with the nearly same 11 as of last fixture against New Zealand. The change will be that Shakib Al Hasan will not be available as he is currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2021.
While, the Ireland team played well and would be looking to play with the same team as of their last league match against Papua New Guinea. They bowled well and chased down the score easily and the best performers for the team were Craig Young and Benjamin with the ball, and Balbirnie contributed with the bat.
1. Mohammad Naim
2. Liton Das
3. Soumya Sarkar
4. Mushfiqur Rahim
5. Afif Hossain
6. Mahmudullah (c)
7. Nurul Hasan (wk)
8. Nasum Ahmed
9. Mohammad Saifuddin
10. Mustafizur Rahman
11. Mahedi Hasan
The batting all rounder will be crucial for the team’s prospects, and has scored 4651 runs and scalped 123 wickets.
The bowler has been impressive for the Bangladesh team in the T20 matches, and has picked up 211 wickets in T20s.
1. Kevin O’Brien
2. Andrew Balbirnie (c)
3. Paul Stirling
4. Curtis Campher
5. George Dockrell
6. Harry Tector
7. Neil Rock (wk)
8. Simi Singh
9. Mark Adair
10. Craig Young
11. Benjamin White
Balbirnie is a top order batter of Ireland team and has scored 2111 runs in T20s.
Craig is in excellent form and has picked up 83 wickets in 69 T20 matches.
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