BAN vs IRE Match Prediction - Who will win today's 1st ODI match between Bangladesh and Ireland?

Bangladesh and Ireland will cross swords in the first match of the ODI series on Saturday, March 18.

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After successfully whitewashing England in the T20I series, Bangladesh (BAN) will now engage in a face-off for a multi-format series against Ireland (IRE). The series will commence on March 18, Saturday, with the first ODI scheduled to be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet. On the other hand, Ireland last played an international game back in January against the host's Zimbabwe.

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Tamim Iqbal will lead the Bangla Tigers for the one-day games, whereas Andy Balbirnie will be his counterpart for the three-match series. A T20I series will follow the conclusion of the third ODI in Sylhet. Teams will also face each other in a solitary Test match in Mirpur once the shorter format games conclude. Speaking of the first ODI, the teams will look to take maximum advantage of the surface in Sylhet, a high-scoring game on more occasions. , Bangladesh and Ireland have met ten times previously in ODIs, wherein the former has won 7, whereas the latter emerged victorious twice.

BAN vs IRE Match Details

Bangladesh vs Ireland, 1st ODI, Ireland Tour of Bangladesh 2023

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Date & Time: March 18, 01:30 PM IST

Telecast & Streaming Details: FanCode App & Website

BAN vs IRE Pitch Report:

The surface at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet is considered to be a batter's paradise. The average team total at the surface is 264 in ODIs. While the batters will be on the green side at this surface, it will also assist spin as the game progresses. Looking at the dynamics of the pitch, either skipper winning the toss may elect to bat first.  

BAN vs IRE Probable Playing XIs

Bangladesh (BAN):

Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Ebadot Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rony Talukdar, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Taskin Ahmed

Ireland (IRE):

Andy Balbirnie (c), Paul Stirling, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Graham Hume, Ben White

BAN vs IRE Probable Best Performers

Probable best batter

Harry Tector:

The young Irish batter has been in brilliant form of late. In his past ten international outings, he has garnered 573 runs, averaging 95.50. Following his impressive form, the batter will look to take the maximum advantage of the pitch in Sylhet.

Probable best bowler

Shakib Al Hasan:

Shakib has been a proven performer with the ball for Bangladesh. In the past three ODI outings, the all-rounder has bagged six wickets. On a pitch that supports spin, Shakib is expected to cause trouble to the opposition batters.

Today's Match Prediction: Chasing team to win the match

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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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