BAN vs IRE 2nd ODI Prediction 20 Mar 2023
- Date: 2023-03-20
- Start Time: 14:00
- Location: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
- Tournament: ODI Series
- Format: One Day International
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Bangladesh and Ireland will face each other in the 2nd one-day international on Monday at Sylhet.
- Bangladesh won the first game in dominating fashion, by a huge margin of 183 runs.
- The hosts will look to put out a similar performance in the second game as well and close out the 3-match series in Sylhet.
- Ireland will want to give a better account of themselves in testing conditions after being blown away in the first game.
BAN vs IRE – 2nd ODI – Venue Details
Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet
Date: March 20 2023
Time: 14:00 (local)
BAN vs IRE – 2nd ODI Team Previews
Bangladesh is heading into their second ODI against Ireland with a lot of confidence, having beaten the Andrew Balbirnie-led team by 183 runs in the first match at the same venue.
Bangladesh’s morale is high after their recent 3-0 win over T20 World Champions England, while Ireland has only just returned to international cricket after a two-month hiatus. In the previous game, Shakib Al Hasan was the standout performer for Bangladesh, smashing 93 runs off 89 balls to help his team reach an imposing total of 338 for 8.
Ebadot Hossain and Nasum Ahmed claimed seven wickets between them to restrict Ireland to a meager 155. Despite skipper Tamim Iqbal struggling with the bat, other players like Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, and Najmul Hossain Shanto contributed with crucial runs. Bangladesh will now aim to win the second ODI and clinch the series.
Ireland’s team, captained by Andy Balbirnie, suffered a crushing 183-run defeat in the first ODI against Bangladesh. The visitors struggled with both their batting and bowling, failing to make an impact in the match.
Although the Irish side lacks experience playing in these conditions, they have a chance to improve and adapt ahead of the upcoming ODI World Cup. In the previous game, Graham Rume was the standout bowler for Ireland, taking four wickets for 60 runs.
However, the rest of the bowling attack proved expensive. Some of the Irish batters showed promise but failed to convert their starts into big scores, which ultimately cost them the match. Ireland will be looking to bounce back in the second ODI and keep their hopes alive in the series.
BAN vs IRE – 2nd ODI – Probable Playing XI’s
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (Cap), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain, Shakib al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
Ireland: Paul Stirling, Stephen Doheny, Andy Balbirnie (Cap), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Andy McBrine, Graham Hume, Gareth Delany
BAN vs IRE – 2nd ODI – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Experts have stated that the pitch at this stadium is favourable for batting and presents a challenge for bowlers as the boundaries are relatively short. Spinners are expected to have an important role in the game due to the nature of the pitch. It is anticipated that the pitch will continue to offer ideal batting conditions throughout the match, according to the experts.
BAN vs IRE – 2nd ODI Match Prediction
Bangladesh is in a class of its own in home conditions in any format as England found out in the previous series. The young Irish side will not pose a serious threat to them and they should seal the series in this game.