Bangladesh has qualified for the finals and they would be looking to play their bench strength to prove themselves ahead of the World Cup.
Explore the cricket prediction tips, odds, and prediction for the match.
Mashrafe Mortaza led side is arguably the most dominant side in the ongoing tri-series. They defeated West Indies in the previous match to confirm their spot in the finals. Bangladesh dominate the points table with 10 points with a net run rate of +0.465. They are next scheduled to play Ireland on 15 May. Bangladesh would finish as the table-toppers regardless of the result of this game. This is the only unbeaten team, whereas West Indies and Irish have lost two games each. Bangladesh would be looking forward to playing their bench players to prove the mettle.
Performance Check via Cricket Prediction Tips
Ireland has not been able to win a single game in the series. Despite scaring the West Indians in one of the games, they were not able to pull out the game. They have batted really well in the series, but their bowlers have gone for runs all over the place. With no chances of qualifying for the finals, the Irish players would like to win the game for the home crowd.
Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie batted really well in the previous game. Kevin O Brien has been consistent with the runs and he scored runs toward the end along with Mark Adair. William Porterfield is expected to score runs in the upcoming games and it would be a plus for the side.
Dockrell is doing just fine with the ball, but other players need to bowl at their best. Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin, Mark Adair, and Joshua Little need to come a unit to win this game.
Bangladesh men would be happy with their efforts and the way they have topped the table to meet Windies in the finals. This upcoming match would be a great practice for the finals and the World Cup.
Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar look like a solid opening partnership to the side and they have done pretty well in the series. Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, and Mahmudullah form a strong batting line-up to the side. Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan have set the wins for Bangladesh with the ball. Mortaza and Abu Jayed need to pick early wickets with the new ball to set the game.
Head to Head Tipster
Ireland and Bangladesh have met 9 times in the ODI games, of which Bangladesh has won 6 matches and Ireland has won 2 games. Bangladesh has beaten Ireland in the previous game in this series. Bangladesh has now won the last three matches against Ireland.
Key Players Betting Tips
Mashrafe Mortaza and Abu Jayed would be key players to pick the early wickets for the team. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar have been brilliant with the bat. We can expect a knock from Porterfield to end the dry run. Paul Stirling has been excellent in setting the game for the side.
Weather & Pitch Conditions: There are no interruptions expected on the match day. The temperature is expected to be 16 degrees with a little bit of cloud cover. The first two games of the series were played here on this pitch. West Indies scored mammoth score of 381 in the opening game and that proves how good it is for batting. We can expect a high scoring game in and again it would be in the favor of the batsmen.
Probable Playing XI Ireland: Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andrew Balbirnie, William Porterfield (c), Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (wk), George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Joshua Little, Boyd Rankin
Probable Playing XI Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman
Cricket Prediction Tips
Bangladesh has qualified for the finals and they don’t need to worry about this game. Their senior players are in form and performing really well with both bat and ball. Ireland needs to perform really well with the ball to sustain the match. Their batsmen have done the job for the side in almost every game. We don’t expect Ireland to turn the tables. Bet on Bangladesh to win.