Bangladesh bowl against Ireland in dead rubber

Sports Desk Published: 15 May 2019, 04:29 PM
Bangladesh bowl against Ireland in dead rubber

Bangladesh bowls against hosts Ireland in their last group match of the tri-series tournament after Ireland captain William Porterfield won the toss and elected to bat first at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin today.

The game turned out to be dead rubber after Bangladesh and West Indies confirmed the final, slated to be held on Friday, making Ireland a mere spectator at their home, reports BSS.

Despite being a dead rubber, Bangladesh refused to be relaxed with the ICC Cricket World Cup approaching fast.

However, 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.

Saifuddin returned from a back spasm, he sustained before Bangladesh’s previous match against West Indies.

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.