Ireland Vs Bangladesh
February 25, 2011 by staff
Ireland Vs Bangladesh, Ninth Bangladesh will take th-ranked Ireland in Mirpur, Bangladesh on February 25 in what should be interesting and perhaps close match of the Cricket World Cup. The two teams met six times previously with Bangladesh have won four games and Ireland two. Bangladesh lost their first match of the tournament by runs, -283 in the opening match on February 19 Bangladesh has received their share of runs with .66 per over, but bowling and commissioning dropping as they allowed more than 7.4 percent.
Ireland should gain some confidence from the first game of Bangladesh, and although this match will kick off their tournament should already be Irish eyes smiling. They can remove another changed the way they did in when they beat Pakistan and Bangladesh in the World Cup. Tamim Iqbal led the way against India with runs from balls and captain had Shakib Al Hasan from 50 balls. Imrul Kayes added runs from balls with seven 4s. Bangladesh is certainly better bowling for everyone in this game. Spinner Shuvo Suhrawadi could be introduced to replace Naeem Islam.
Ireland hope the opening drummer William Porterfield can keep his recent form. He scored a couple of 50 years in the warm up games. Former England player Ed Joyce will be in the third to add experience and has also played well, as Andrew White. Bowlers Andre Botha and Boyd Rankin played well in the attack on Ireland in the medium pace and Botha could be the key for the Irish. Alex Cusack and Trent Johnston have been constant.
Bangladesh has won three and lost two of their last matches against Zimbabwe and Canada twice once. Ireland has won two and lost three. They beat Zimbabwe twice, lost to them once and lost in Kenya and New Zealand.
Teams will probably Ireland: William Porterfield (c), Paul Stirling, Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien (wk), Andre Botha, Kevin O’Brien, Alex Cusack, Trent Johnston, Andrew White, George Dockrell, and Boyd Rankin.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Raqibul Hasan, Mahmudullah, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam and Hossain Rubel. ? It is still a difficult task ahead for the Irish, but they showed they could be better than expected in. I think that Bangladesh know they have to play better if, after losing to India, then I’d be surprised if they lost again.
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