In a highly anticipated cricket match between Ireland and Bangladesh, Ireland has won the toss and opted to bat first. The match is being held at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin, Ireland.
This match marks the return of Mehidy Hasan to the Bangladesh team, who was unavailable for the previous series due to personal reasons. Hasan is a key player for Bangladesh, known for his exceptional bowling and fielding skills. His return is expected to strengthen Bangladesh’s chances of winning the match.
On the other hand, Ireland has a strong batting lineup, with experienced players such as Paul Stirling and Andy Balbirnie leading the charge. The Irish team will be looking to set a strong target for Bangladesh to chase and put pressure on their bowlers.
The Clontarf Cricket Club Ground is known for its excellent pitch conditions, which should provide an even contest between bat and ball. The weather is expected to be mild and sunny, with no chance of rain, providing ideal conditions for a thrilling match.
Both teams have a lot to play for in this match, with Ireland looking to improve their ranking in the ICC ODI standings, while Bangladesh will be looking to maintain their strong form in the lead-up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup later this year.
Bangladesh have made one change, bringing in Mehidy Hasan Miraz to replace Yasir Ali. Their XI features three spinners and three fast bowlers. Mehidy had missed the first two games of the series due to a facial injury during a football match in training before the first game.
Ireland are unchanged as they look to make it 1-1 in the ODI series.
The second ODI was abandoned due to rain, after the hosts posted their highest-ever total in ODIs, while Mushfiqur Rahim struck the fastest century by a Bangladeshi.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal (capt), 2 Litton Das, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Towhid Hridoy, 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Taskin Ahmed, 9, Ebadot Hossain, 10 Nasum Ahmed, 11 Hasan Mahmud
Ireland: 1 Paul Stirling, 2 Stephen Doheny, 3 Andy Balbirnie (capt), 4 Harry Tector, 5 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 6 Matthew Humphreys, 7 George Dockrell, 8 Curtis Campher, 9 Andy McBrine, 10 Mark Adair, 11 Graham Hume