Bangladesh bowls against Ireland
Bangladesh bowls against hosts Ireland in their last group match of the tri-series tournament as Ireland won the toss and elected to bat first at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on Wednesday.
The match became a formality as Bangladesh have already confirmed a place in the final against West Indies, which is slated to be played on May 17 at the Village, Dublin.
Bangladesh made four changes to the squad to give some players a game time ahead of the World Cup. They have rested Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mustafizur Rahman and have brought in Liton Das to open with Tamim Iqbal as well as Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin and Rubel Hossain.
BSS adds: Bangladesh won their both of the games against West Indies in comprehensive manner while their first match against Ireland was washed out without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain.
They, however, aim to win the reverse fixture against Ireland to keep them unbeaten ahead of the final.
West Indies won their both of the games against Ireland but proved them to be no match for Bangladesh so far.
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket-keeper), Mahmudullah Riyad, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza(captain), Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Mosaddek Hossain and Mohammad
Paul Stirling, James McCollum, Andy Balbirnie, William Porterfield (captain), Kevin O’Brien, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (wicket-keeper), George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Barry McCarthy and Josh Little.