The tri-nation series between host side Ireland, Bangladesh and New Zealand is set to kick off on Friday at Dublin’s Malahide Cricket Ground. Bangladesh Tigers will face the hosts in the opening game. (বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পরিসংখ্যানে বাংলাদেশ-আয়ারল্যান্ড ওয়ানডে)
As the series gets kicked off, let’s have a look at few stats in Bangladesh vs Ireland ODIs.
Head-to-head: Bangladesh have played Ireland seven times in ODIs. Five of those matches went in favour of Bangladesh whereas Ireland created upset twice in 2007 World Cup and 2010.
Last time they faced each other in ODI cricket was in 2011 World Cup match in Dhaka when Bangladesh defended a modest total of 205 and went on to win by 27 runs.
Highest score: Bangladesh have the highest total in these two team’s contests. The made 293/7 in Dhaka in the third ODI of the series in 2008. Ireland’ss highest total against Bangladesh is 243/7 in Bridgetown in 2007 when they upset Bangladesh by 74 runs.
Lowest score: Ireland have the lowest score in Bangladesh-Ireland ODIs with 162 in the first ODI in Dhaka in 2008. Bangladesh were bowled out for 169 in 2007 World Cup match.
Most runs: Tamim Iqbal has the most runs. He scored 340 runs in seven matches including a half-century and a hundred at an average of 48.57. Irish captain William Porterfield has scored 263 runs in seven games with a ton and a fifty.
Most wickets: Shakib Al Hasan is the leading wicket-taker in Bangladesh vs Ireland ODIs. He has taken 11 wickets at an economy rate of 3.82 runs per over. Former bowler Dave Langford-Smith has the most wickets by an Irish against Bangladesh, nine in four matches. In the current team, Kevin O’Brien has four wickets in six innings.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com