Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction- Ireland v Bangladesh ODI tri-series
Never a good to call it, but the match between Ireland and Bangladesh will be a dead rubber as the latter and Windies have already qualified for the Final of the tri-series. However, Ireland still have something to prove and would like to finish on a high.
Twice out of two matches in this tri-series, Bangladesh have beaten Windies in a clinical fashion. Chasing a below par target of 248 in their most recent match, Bangladesh got off to a good start again with Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar having a 54-run stand.
Sarkar went on to score a half-century, which was backed up by another half-century from wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim. Mohammad Mithun and Mahmudullah also played good hands as the team achieved the target in the 48th over.
Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman were the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh yet again. Shakib Al Hasan was also extremely economical and conceded just 27.
Even if they win this match by a handsome margin, Ireland have no chance of making it to the Final. The team lost their last match against Windies. Paul Stirling and Andrew Andrew Balbirnie played striking knocks of 77 and 135 respectively, with a good hand from Kevin O'Brien lower down the order.
However, Windies proved to be too good and chased the 328-run target with ease. Boyd Rankin was Ireland's leading bowler in the last match and is expected to be among the wickets again.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Ireland- Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield (c), Kevin O'Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (wk), George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin
Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Kevin O Brien (Ireland)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Boyd Rankin (Ireland)
Most Boundaries – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Kevin O Brien (Ireland)
Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 300+, Ireland 260+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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