Bangladesh vs. Ireland: Third ODI Match Preview
Bangladesh vs. Ireland: Third ODI Match Preview

Ireland were smashed to pieces by a scything attack from the Windies in the opening game of the Tri-Series but Bangladesh gave them some relief by beating the Windies by eight wickets the other day. With two teams having one win each, the performance of Ireland this match will be heavily scrutinised. Though they haven't qualified for the World Cup like the two other teams, Ireland are as competitive as any at home. 

Weather and Pitch conditions: Pitch is expected to be hard, favouring pace and with a quick outfield at Malahide.

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Wicket-keeper: Mushfiqur Rahim (9.5 credits)

A batting anchor in the Bangladesh line-up, Mushfiqur Rahim will be expected to shore up the middle-order and produce the big runs. A brilliant ODI batsman with a fine temperament and extraordinary repertoire of shots, Rahim is a must pick in your fantasy side.

Batsman: Kevin O'Brien (9.5 cr)

The Ireland all-rounder has converted himself into a top-order batsman and is as destructive as ever with the willow. A fine player with all the shots in the book, O'Brien is a lynchpin in the Irish batting line-up. He could give you enough points in this format of the game

All-Rounder: Shakib Al Hasan (9.5 cr)

A terrific all-rounder, Shakib has been brilliant in Ireland so far in the warm up game and the first match they played against the Windies. He could generate turn and bounce from the Malahide surface which will trouble Ireland. Considering he bats at no 3

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Rohit Sankar
A cricket enthusiast striving to convey the finer details of the game in a capsule. Rohit hopes to present a bird's eye view of the game. He has written for a handful of prestigious websites including Cricbuzz, The Independent, The Hindu, CricketNext, Firstpost and others.
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