BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI | Cricket Exchange Fantasy Teams, Probable XIs and Pitch Report

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The third and final one-day international match of the series (BAN vs IRE) will see hosts Bangladesh (BAN) lock horns with Ireland (IRE). The encounter is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 23 at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet at 1.30 PM IST. Before the game begins, let us take a look at some of the important stats, the prime player picks, and the best-predicted XI for the fantasy contests of the match.

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The home side has been in great form in terms of batting as they have smashed their top two highest totals in ODIs in the opening two matches. In the first encounter, the Bangla Tigers posted 338/8 on the board while they registered 349/6 in the second. They won the opening clash by a big margin of 183 runs while there was no result in the last game due to rain. The hosts would look to clinch the series 2-0 while the Irish side will take the field to level the series.

BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Pitch Report- Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

The pitch has heavily favoured the side batting first as they have won 4 out of the 6 encounters that took place. In this series, Bangladesh posted a total of above 335 in both matches while batting first as another high-scoring game is in store.

Numbers at the ground (Overall ODI Cricket)

Total Matches: 6
Matches won batting first: 4
Matches won batting second: 1
No Result: 1

Average score batting first: 308
Average score batting second: 209

Average runs per over: 5.92
Average runs per wicket: 36.18

BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Head-to-Head

Bangladesh and Ireland have rubbed shoulders with each other 12 times in the history of ODI cricket with the Bangla Tigers dominating the fixture with 8 victories. Ireland have won on two occasions and two games ended with no result.

Head-to-Head (Overall)

Total Matches: 12
Bangladesh won: 8
Ireland won: 2
Tied: 0
No Result: 2

Head-to-Head (Last 10 Matches)

Bangladesh won: 7
Ireland won: 1
Tied: 0
No Result: 2

BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Probable Playing XIs

Bangladesh Team News

No major updates

Bangladesh Probable Playing XI

Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (c), Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, and Hasan Mahmud.

Ireland Team News

No major updates

Ireland Probable Playing XI

Stephen Doheny, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Matthew Humphreys, and Graham Hume.

BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Top Five Picks

  1. Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN): Experienced campaigner and wicketkeeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim smashed the fastest ODI century for Bangladesh in just 60 deliveries against Ireland in the last match. With scores of 44 and 100*, he is the leading run-getter in the series so far and a man in form.
  2. Towhid Hridoy (BAN): Young 22-year-old Towhid Hridoy has struck the second-most runs after Rahim in the series. Batting at number five, the right-handed batter has scores of 92 and 49 in the first two ODIs. He is in good form and will be a good pick for the match.
  3. Tamim Iqbal (BAN): Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal has now gone 6 ODI matches without a half-century to his name. The left-handed batter is due for a big knock as he will look to lead his side from the front and deliver it in this fixture.
  4. Stephen Doheny (IRE): Youngster Stephen Doheny scored 34 off 38 in the opening game while opening the innings. He averages 40.33 in the 50-overs format and could be a good pick for this contest.
  5. Harry Tector (IRE): 23-year old middle-order batter Harry Tector has made a promising start to his ODI career. In 26 innings, he has racked up 1074 runs at an average of 51.14 with 3 centuries and 8 fifties. He missed out in the first game where he scored just three runs but would hope to come good in this final match.

BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Must picks for the match


  1. Mushfiqur Rahim - 144 runs in 2 matches
  2. Towhid Hridoy - 141 runs in 2 matches
  3. Tamim Iqbal - 26 runs in 2 matches


  1. Stephen Doheny - 34 runs in 1 innings
  2. Harry Tector - 5 runs in 1 innings
  3. Paul Stirling - 22 runs in 1 innings

BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Risky Picks

Bangladesh: Yasir Ali, Hasan Mahmud

Ireland: Matthew Humphreys, Andy McBrine

BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)
  2. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
  3. Harry Tector (IRE)

BAN vs  IRE, 3rd ODI: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Stephen Doheny
Batters: Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan
Bowlers: Ebadot Hossain, Graham Hume, Mark Adair

Captain: Mushfiqur Rahim
Vice-captain: Shakib Al Hasan

BAN: 6 Players, IRE: 5 Players

BAN vs IRE, 3rd ODI: Team for Winner Takes All Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Stephen Dohney
Batters: Tamim Iqbal, Harry Tector, George Dockrell
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Curtis Campher
Bowlers: Taskin Ahmed, Nasum Ahmed, Mark Adair

Captain: Tamim Iqbal
Vice-captain: Harry Tector

BAN: 6 Players, IRE: 5 Players