The tour started with the final scare. On the one hand, West Indies played host to the hosts Ireland, while on the other hand Bangladesh lost to Bangladesh by a huge margin in the preparatory match. However, in the first match of the tri-series, the main opponent West Indies have lost all the threats in the first match. Mashrafe forces have pushed them away. Tigers will face Ireland in their second match today after being confident of winning the match against the Caribbean. The match will start in Dublin at 4pm on time.
Bangladesh team played almost perfect match against West Indies in the first match. Coach Steve Rhodes and captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza all have worked. Although the conditions of seaming conditions are predicted, Bangladesh team has named spinner Mehdi Hasan Miraj. When the opening pair of West Indies was going dangerously, then Miraz gave the team a desired break through. After that, the off-spinner continued to pressure the Caribbean batsmen in the entire match with extraordinary lines and lengths.
Besides, Mashrafe himself has performed well in the captaincy of the ball. The third-wicket pair of Brendon McCullum and Brendon McCullum broke the backbone of the Caribbean innings with three wickets in hand. Bowling at his first spell, but at the end, his own identity is known to be the last. Third seamer Mohammad Saifuddin and Shakib Al Hasan also made good strokes to give the team needed breaks when needed. So pleased with the bowling attack, captain Mashrafe and team management are very pleased.
On the other hand, the batting department also showed great performance in the Bangladesh team. Although the pitches were not quite suitable for the shot, Tamim Iqbal and Soumya government started the innings with a fantastic start to the team. But it is frustrating to go to Kochi and miss both centuries. In his new batting position, he played a great innings in ODIs, while the all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan also played a great innings. After almost five months, the left-hander has returned to the Bangladesh team and is expected to take the bat and ball to the left-hander all-rounder. In today's match against hosts Ireland, the team will probably face the unchanged eleven.
On the other hand, the Ireland team struggled in the only ODI match against England last Friday. But William Porterfield's team just flew off Windies in the first match of the tri-series. The Irish forces want to focus more on reducing their own mistakes before getting confident against Bangladesh. Hosts can bring a change in the last match XI.
Probable XI of Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyadh, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman.