Bangladesh secured a thumping eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the last game and they will now be taking on hosts Ireland in the third one-day international of the tri-series. The match is scheduled to be played on May 9 at The Village in Dublin. Live telecast will begin at 10:45 AM local time.
IRE vs BAN, 3rd ODI 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Fox Sports, SuperSport, BT Sport, Ten Sports, OSN Sports Cricket HD
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports
IRE vs BAN Toss Prediction
Five of the last seven completed one-day internationals played at this ground have been won by the side batting first. Moreover, since the wicket is expected to favor the bowlers more during the second-half, the toss-winning captain will probably elect to bat first.
Ireland picked Barry McCarthy ahead of Boyd Rankin in the series opener against the West Indies. McCarthy notched up a couple of wickets, and although he was a bit expensive, he is likely to be retained in the playing eleven. William Porterfield and Paul Stirling will open the batting once again with Andrew Balbirnie slated to come in at number three.
IRE Key Players
Barring Kevin O'Brien who scored 68, almost every other Irish batsman struggled to get going against the West Indies. The hosts will need their top-order batsmen William Porterfield, Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie to fire and set the tempo of the innings. Porterfield is the leading ODI run-getter at this ground and he will be expected to make a sizeable contribution in this match. O'Brien has three fifties here and he is the key man for Ireland in the middle order. Barry McCarthy was the pick of the bowlers last time with figures of 10-0-76-2. The pacer has taken the most wickets at this ground in the 50-overs format - 13 in 7 matches - and he will be backed by his team to take wickets against Bangladesh as well. Tim Murtagh, Joshua Little and left-arm spinner George Dockrell are the others to watch out for in this Ireland's bowling group.
IRE Recent Form
Ireland have lost four and won just two out of the six completed one-day internationals they have played so far this year. Their first ODI assignment of the year came in February-March against Afghanistan in India; a five-match series which ended in a 2-2 draw. They next faced-off against England last week at this ground and lost by four wickets before being hammered by 196 runs by the West Indies in the opening match of the ongoing series.
Ireland Predicted Playing 11
William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker, Kevin O'Brien, Gary Wilson (wk), George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Tim Murtagh
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
Bangladesh Team News
Bangladesh promoted Shakib Al Hasan to number three in their campaign opener against the West Indies. The veteran all-rounder stood up to the expectations of the team and he will probably continue to bat at that position with Mushfiqur Rahim at number four. There were no reports of any injuries in the Bangladesh camp at the time of writing and we expect them to go unchanged after their emphatic win last time out.
Bangladesh Key Players
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar and Shakib Al Hasan all cracked half-centuries against the Windies while Mushfiqur Rahim also looked in fine touch in his knock of 32 not-out. Bangladesh will be hoping for a similar performance from their top order. Tamim and Soumya both have a fifty each from their two ODI innings at this ground and the pair will look to post another big opening partnership. Shakib is the x-factor in this line-up. The all-rounder not only adds valuable runs with the bat but can also make an impact in not so spin-friendly conditions. He picked up a wicket last time while conceding only 33 runs off his 10 overs. Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman shared five scalps between them and the duo will pose a big threat to Ireland with the new ball. Mustafizur has an ODI four-wicket haul at this ground and he is more likely to claim the best figures in this match.
Bangladesh Recent Form
Bangladesh have won six and lost four of their last ten one-day internationals. They came into this series on the back of a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of New Zealand in New Zealand, and the comprehensive victory over the West Indies in their first match of this series will surely help them regain some confidence. Bangladesh did a good job with the ball at the death last time and their top-order clicked to ensure a smooth run-chase.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
Ireland vs Bangladesh Team Form in Last Five Matches
IRE : L L W L W
BAN : W L L L W
IRE vs BAN Head to Head
Bangladesh have won six while Ireland have won just two out of the nine one-day internationals that have been played between them in the past.
Bangladesh have won their previous three completed ODIs against Ireland, the most recent of which was played at this very venue in May 2017. The visitors ended up winning that match quite comfortably by eight wickets.
Ireland vs Bangladesh Betting Odds
Bangladesh begin as overwhelming favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this third match of the tri-series and they are being offered at odds of 1.25 on Bet365 and 1.20 on Betrally. Ireland, in contrast, are huge underdogs at 4 with Bet365 and 4.05 with Betrally.
Ireland vs Bangladesh Prediction
Ireland and Bangladesh are coming on the back of contrasting results in their respective last matches. While the former were brushed aside by the West Indies, the latter outplayed them to gain momentum early in the series. The hosts will now have to quickly shrug off the disappointment from their defeat and regroup to face a tougher challenge. They know the conditions well and could push the visitors if all their players perform to their full potential. But given how the first two matches have panned out, Bangladesh seem far superior and we expect them to register back-to-back wins.
Back Bangladesh to beat Ireland at 1.25 with Bet365 and 1.20 with Betrally.