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Ireland will host Bangladesh in three-match ODI series | Source: Twitter
Ireland will host Bangladesh for the three-match ODI series, starting Tuesday, May 9. The first match of the series will be played at the County Ground in Chelmsford.
Ireland's chances of making it to the 50-overs World Cup in India later this year hinge on this series, making it a must-win for the team.
The hosts will be looking to the likes of Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, and Curtis Campher, to score runs with the bat. On the bowling front Joshua Little, and Mark Adair will be relied upon to take wickets and keep the opposition's score in check.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, have already secured their place in the World Cup, so this upcoming series will serve as a valuable opportunity for the team to fine-tune their preparations.
The visitors will be fielding a full-strength side, with Tamim Iqbal at the helm and the likes of Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan expected to lead the charge. All in all, an exciting 50-Overs contest beckons at Chelmsford.