Ireland are all ready to host Bangladesh in the upcoming three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, starting May 09 at County Ground in Chelmsford.
The hosts are boosted by the return of their frontline pacer Joshua Little, who has received permission from his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Gujarat Titans (GT), to take a short break from the ongoing season for the ODI leg. Little has taken six wickets from eight matches in his maiden appearance at the IPL this year.
Notably, this series is extremely important for both Ireland and South Africa as ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League points are up for grabs. The Irish side is currently placed 11th in the standings with 68 points, but three wins over Bangladesh will see them drawing level with South Africa on 98 points.
However, bagging three victories may still need to prove more for Ireland, and they need to ensure a better net run rate to confirm their spot in the ODI World Cup, scheduled to take place in India later this year.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, are sitting in fourth place on the Super League standings and have already booked their place at this year’s global showpiece event.
Ireland vs Bangladesh, ODI series schedule:
- First ODI – May 9, Chelmsford
- Second ODI – May 12, Chelmsford
- Third ODI – May 14, Chelmsford
Ireland: Andy Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
Broadcast and Live Streaming details:
- Bangladesh: Gazi TV; ICC.TV
- Ireland: Clubber TV; Premier Sports Ireland
- USA and Canada: Willow TV Xtra
- India: Fan Code
- UK: Clubber TV; ViaPlay Sports
- Rest of World: Rabbithole YouTube