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Ireland Tri-Nation Series 2019, Match 5, Windies vs Bangladesh, Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

A victory will seal Bangladesh's place in the final to be played on Friday.

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Bangladesh ODI. (Photo by Kerry Marshall/Getty Images)

Yesterday, the Jason Holder-captained Windies booked themselves a berth in the Final of the tri-nation series. The Caribbean side defeated hosts Ireland by five wickets at The Village in Dublin. For Ireland, Andrew Balbirnie scored 135 and it helped his team to a score of 327. However, his efforts were overshadowed by Sunil Ambris’ knock of 148 as Windies chased down the target with 13 deliveries to spare.

Despite the defeat, the Irishmen are still in with a chance of going through. The upcoming game of the series is scheduled between Bangladesh and Windies at the same venue. If the Tigers manage to win, then Ireland will be knocked out. Moreover, Ireland’s Net Run Rate of -2.158 doesn’t look healthy and a lot of calculations need to go in their favour in order for them to make the Final on Friday, May 17.

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Pitch Report

On Saturday, over 650 runs were scored in 97.5 overs and the numbers show the batting-friendly nature of the strip at The Village. The track isn’t expected to change much and another high-scoring game seems to be in the store. The fast bowlers are the ones, who need to do a chunk of the work.

Weather Report

There will be quite a bit of cloud cover at the start, but the skies will clear as the game progresses. In fact, from 1 pm onwards, the sun is expected to shine bright. The temperature will hover around the 15 degrees Celsius mark. The conditions won’t be humid either with the numbers below the 50 per cent mark. Most importantly, there is no forecast of rain for the whole day.

Team Combination

Windies

The game is an inconsequential one for the Windies and they could make some changes. Darren Bravo scored 26 runs in two games and Shane Dowrich may be tested out. Fabian Allen bowled only three overs the other day and he could make way for pace-bowling all-rounder Raymon Reifer. Ambris may retain his position in the lineup even if southpaw John Campbell gets fit for selection.

Probable XI

Shai Hope (wk), Sunil Ambris, Darren Bravo/Shane Dowrich, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (C), Fabian Allen/Raymon Reifer, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel

Bangladesh

The Bangladesh team management is thinking about including Taskin Ahmed for the World Cup. Therefore, he could play the next game in place of Mustafizur Rahman, who didn’t look at his best in the first game. Tamim, Soumya and Shakib notched half-centuries previously and they’ll look to carry on their good form. The likes of Mahmudullah, Sabbir and Mithun will also like to have a hit in the middle.

Probable XI

Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman/Taskin Ahmed

Probable Top Performer

Jason Holder- Windies

The Windies captain has done exceptionally over the last few months, but his performances in the ongoing tri-series have been a tad below-par. In three games, Holder only has one wicket of Kevin O’Brien to his name. Nevertheless, the 27-year-old gave a glimpse of his stupendous self in the last contest. He scored 36 off 24 balls with the bat and will now be hoping to up his game.

Mushfiqur Rahim- Bangladesh

The Bogra-born has been a linchpin of the Bangladesh batting. With 5,424 runs at an average of 34.76, the pocket-size dynamite has created headaches for a number of opponents. In Bangladesh’s last match, he churned out a quickfire 25-ball 32 with two fours and as many sixes. The wicketkeeper-batsman may have a bigger role to play if The Tigers lose a few early wickets.

Broadcast Details

Live Streaming – YouTube

Match Timings – 15:15 IST; 09:45 GMT; 10:45 Local Time

The prediction is for Bangladesh to win the match.

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