The most discussed topic in Bangladesh's cricket, Abu Zayed Rahey, fast bowler, can be dropped from the World Cup squad. The matter went to such a stage that BCB President Nazmul Hassan was also forced to talk about it. He is not in favor of throwing this young pacer without playing a match.
When this discussion is underway, Rahi is the only one to make the ODI debut. In the tri-nation series, he has got the opportunity for the XI in the second match of the West Indies. However, Rahi has played five Tests and three T20 matches earlier.
Bangladesh lost the toss in this match. There is a change in the team eleven. All-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin has been out of the team due to injury. Instead, the pacer Rahi, who has the opportunity, is going to make his debut in ODI cricket. On the other hand, left-arm paceman Shannon Gabriel has been replaced by left-arm pace bowler Ramon Reifer, who has been left-handed for the West Indies squad.
West Indies are on top of the table with 9 points on Saturday. Bangladesh has only six points in two matches with just six points. Below are the hosts Ireland Tigers will be assured of victory in today's match.
Bangladesh got two points when their second match against Ireland came down due to rain.
Before today's match, allrounder Mohammed Saifuddin got a pain in his waist during practice. The team management of the team did not want to take any risk to the important member of the World Cup squad. So today in the match, pacer Rahi got the chance.
Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarker, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Zayed Rahi, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain) and Mustafizur Rahman.