Bangladesh to play against Ireland in a 3 T20 match series. The series looks to be a significant one for both the teams as they will begin their practice for the T20 world cup in Sri Lanka. Although the conditions in Ireland and in Sri Lanka are completely different but this will definitely help the teams to prepare and work on the strengths and shortfalls.
Ireland desperate to play more of international cricket and this series will definitely help them showcase their talent against an international team. For Bangladesh its a series to show their caliber away from home and they can’t afford to loose this series.
Ireland, being the home team definitely look to get best of the home conditions. Their side is packed full of experienced county cricketers such as Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien, Tim Murtagh and the captain William Porterfield. The return of Boyd Rankin, the fast bowler, makes for a very strong seam attack.
Bangladesh too have brought their key players. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan are impressive international cricketers who have experience of county cricket that will serve them well in conditions likely to help the bowlers.
Ireland (Probable XI): William Porterfield (captain), Alex Cusack, George Dockrell, Trent Johnston, Ed Joyce, John Mooney, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Brien, Andrew Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Andrew White, Gary Wilson
Bangladesh (Probable XI): Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Junaid Siddique, Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Elias Sunny, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza, Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain, Abul Hasan.