In the triangular-series, starting tomorrow between Bangladesh, New Zealand & host nation Ireland, the Bangla Tigers have a golden chance of bagging more rating points on the ICC ODI ranking table, according to a press release.
A clean sweep will take Tigers to 97 points, which will set them lead ahead of Sri Lanka with a margin of 4 points. Another positive possibility is if they win the couple of matches against the Ireland & a one against the Kiwis, then also it would set them stay a point ahead of the Lankans.
As per the ICC ODI ranking table by 30th September, 2017, the top eight teams will be privileged with direct access to the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 that is stated to be hosted in England. So, Bangladesh will be eyeing to collect as much points from this series, in order to meet the required criteria.
The Village, Dublin will see the Tigers taking on the hosting nation at the series opener. Bangladesh certainly holds the edge on the pre-match prediction graph.
In the head to head record, 5 wins out of 7 matches belong to Bangladesh, with a 71.42 % of win ratio. Currently, Ireland have been running on a sorry figure for long. They fell apart to Afghanistan in a recent series at Greater Noida, India prior to getting whitewashed against England in their latest concluded two-match series.
On the other hand, Bangladesh looks strongly charged-up, as they have beaten up the Ireland Wolves comprehensively with a havoc margin of 199 runs. Mostly each & every batters of Bangladesh’s line-up, consisting of Tamim, Sabbir, Shakib, Mushfiqur, Mahmudullah & such other likes have posted strong statements with the bat.
Such great stuffs are thoroughly anticipated by the nation, before the Tigers march into the much-awaited ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
As far as the live viewing of the Tri-Series is concerned, Sky Sports in Ireland have acquired up the official broadcasting rights for the series.
Meanwhile, Maasranga Television & Channel 9 will telecast the matches of this series and they are also expected to telecast the ICC Champions Trophy throughout Bangladesh. Unfortunately, yet it looks like no channel in India is going to telecast the Tri-Series. Online watchers can tune onto www.ekotatv.com.
Fans would definitely miss regular captain Mashrafe Mortaza in tomorrow’s match. Mashrafe was handed a one-match suspension due to slow over-rate in their last series against Sri Lanka. On Mashrafe’s sit-out, Shakib Al Hasan will fit into the boots of stand-in captain. Match commences onwards at 3:45pm BST, 3:15pm IST & 9:45am GMT.
Let’s have all eyes on the probable playing XIs of the First ODI :–
BANGLADESH (Likely): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicket-Keeper), Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehdi Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Subashis Roy.
IRELAND (Likely): Ed Joyce, Paul Stirling, William Porterfield (Captain), Andy Balbirnie, Niall O’Brien (Wicket-Keeper), Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, Tim Murtagh, Peter Chase.
Rohit Reshammiya Hashmi