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Ireland Men are currently in Essex for a crucial three-match One-Day international series against Bangladesh. Should Ireland win the series 3-0 they could qualify automatically for the 2023 Cricket World Cup to be held in India later this year.
However, Ireland would also need to improve their net run rate to overhaul South Africa for that final automatic spot.
If Ireland fail to win the series 3-0, they will be faced with a trip to the qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe in June, joining the likes of Sri Lanka, West Indies, Scotland and hosts Zimbabwe for the two remaining places in the World Cup.
All three matches will be played at the Cloud County Ground in Chelmsford, Essex.
Here’s all you need to know to follow the series….
- Andrew Balbirnie (capt) (Pembroke), Mark Adair (CIYMS), Curtis Campher (YMCA), Gareth Delany (Leinster), George Dockrell (Phoenix), Stephen Doheny (Merrion), Fionn Hand (Clontarf), Graham Hume (Waringstown), Josh Little (Pembroke), Andy McBrine (Donemana), Paul Stirling (North Down), Harry Tector (YMCA), Lorcan Tucker (Pembroke), Craig Young (Bready).
- Tamim Iqbal (Captain), Litton Kumer Das, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Mrittunjoy Chowdhury
- 9 May: Ireland Men v Bangladesh Men – 1st ODI (Chelmsford; Match sold out; starts 10.45am)
- 12 May: Ireland Men v Bangladesh Men – 2nd ODI (Chelmsford; tickets now on sale; starts 10.45am)
- 14 May: Ireland Men v Bangladesh Men – 3rd ODI (Chelmsford; Match sold out; starts 10.45am)
WHERE TO FOLLOW
Match updates can be found on Cricket Ireland’s social media channels Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Livescoring will be available here
Details of livestream/broadcast are listed here as they are known.
PREVIOUS MATCHES BETWEEN THE SIDES
In 13 previous ODI meetings, Ireland has won just two times – at the World Cup in 2007, and in 2010 when Ireland won by 7 wickets in Belfast (William Porterfield top-scored with 108, with Paul Stirling scoring 52, Boyd Rankin also took 3-43 with the ball in that game).
A scheduled three-match ODI series due to be held in Belfast in 2020 was unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The most recent ODI series between the sides was held in Sylhet, Bangladesh in March of this year, with Bangladesh winning the series 2-0 – the second match of that series was called off due to rain.
Recent ODI Form – IRELAND
- Lost 2-0 to Bangladesh in Sylhet, March 2023
- Drew 1-1 with Zimbabwe in Harare, January 2023
- Lost 3-0 to New Zealand – in Dublin (Two of those games came down to the last ball), July 2022
- Beat the West Indies 2-1 in Jamaica, January 2022
Recent ODI Form – BANGLADESH
- Beat Ireland 2-0 in Bangladesh in March 2023
- Lost 2-1 to England Bangladesh in March 2023
- Beat India 2-1 in Bangladesh in December 2022
- Beat South Africa 2-1 in South Africa in March 2022
ATTENDING THE MATCHES
Please note that the Cloud County Ground in Chelmsford, Essex is a ‘cashless ground’.