BAN vs IRE 1st T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
After a one-sided three-match ODI series finished 2-0 to Bangladesh, the Tigers begin a three-match IT20 series against Ireland in Chittagong on Monday. Bangladesh beat England 3-0 in a home series in this format earlier this month, whereas Ireland lost 2-1 in Zimbabwe in January. Read on as we preview this series opener. This game gets underway at 14:00 local time.
The conditions in Bangladesh are quite unique with some pace in the wicket but a low bounce and the hosts are experts at playing in them. They were far too strong for Ireland in the ODIs and we expect more of the same.
Ireland do not have their first choice team available but do still have a strong squad. However, they are up against a very good and in-form Bangladesh side who are extremely consistent in home conditions.
Bangladesh vs Ireland 1st T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be live on Gazi TV and Willow TV online.
Live Streaming: Fans can watch the live action on the FanCode App
BAN vs IRE Match Toss Prediction
The last three IT20s have been won by the team batting second at this venue. We predict that both skippers will want to field first if they win the toss.
BAN vs IRE, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Pitch Report
The ball is most likely to skid through on this surface as opposed to bounce high. We expect turn for the spinners and a par score no higher than 155.
Chattogram Weather Report
It will be partly cloudy and very humid across Monday afternoon in Chittagong. However, no rain is forecast during this opening IT20.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Bangladesh vs Ireland 1st T20 Match 2023
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
BAN Team News
Alan Donald’s side have been growing in confidence as the victories have come thick and fast in white ball internationals this month. There are no injury worries in the squad and their knowledge of the home conditions will also be crucial in this match.
BAN Key Players
- Najmul Hossain Shanto- the left-handed top order batter is in the form of his life. Against England he hit 51, 46 not out and 47 not out in this format earlier in the month.
- Shakib Al Hasan- the skipper is one of the best left-arm spinners in T20 cricket and very rarely goes for many runs. He is also a very useful batter in all formats and hit 93 against Ireland in the opening ODI.
- Taskin Ahmed- the right arm pace bowler has been in excellent form against Ireland and England. He picked up five wickets from two innings against Ireland in the ODIs.
BAN Team Form
Bangladesh have been in excellent form across all formats and are looking for their fourth successive victory in IT20s after thrashing England 3-0.
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Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
Ireland Team News & Playing 11
IRE Team News
With Barry McCarthy injured and Josh Little unavailable for this tour, Ireland will again be slightly under-strength in the bowling department in this game. However, with the bat, it will be interesting to see how the attacking pair of Paul Stirling and Ross Adair get on opening together at this level for the first time.
IRE Key Players
- Paul Stirling- the opener has a good record in the shortest format and has played in nearly all of the top T20 leagues. He is a very attacking player.
- Lorcan Tucker- the 26 year old keeper-batter has hit all five of his IT20 half-centuries over the last 16 months. His top score in this format is 84.
- Graham Hume- the right-arm fast medium bowler was the only player in the Irish bowling attack to emerge from the ODI series with any credit. He will have the most confidence with the ball in the Ireland squad ahead of this game.
IRE Team Form
Since beating eventual winners England in the 2022 T20 World Cup, Ireland have won only one of their next six IT20s.
Ireland Predicted Playing 11
Paul Stirling, Ross Adair, Andy Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Matthew Humphreys, George Dockrell, Curtis Campher, Craig Young, Mark Adair, Graham Hume
Bangladesh vs Ireland Head to Head
This will be the sixth game in this format between Bangladesh and Ireland but the first since 2016. However, that game ended as a no-result with the last completed fixture in 2012.
BAN vs IRE Head to Head Stats in T20
Bangladesh vs Ireland Betting Odds
Bangladesh come into this game as very strong favourites with the bookmakers. Ireland are the underdogs but the bookies expect them to put up a better fight than in the ODIs.
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Who will win Bangladesh vs Ireland 1st T20 Match?
Although Ireland are without some of their top bowlers, their batters should be able to make more of an impact in this shorter format. However, Bangladesh’s players are brilliant in these conditions and are in excellent form.
Bangladesh vs Ireland Prediction
Even with their first choice bowling attack, it would be a very tough prospect for Ireland to travel to Bangladesh and win an IT20 series. We are expecting a low-scoring game with boundaries particularly hard to hit as the ball softens in the final five overs of an innings. With their confidence at a very high level, we expect Bangladesh to be the better team with bat and ball. Overall, we are predicting a convincing victory for Bangladesh.
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