Beginning on May 9 at the County Ground in Chelmsford, a three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and Ireland will be played. Before the series began, Bangladesh’s ODI captain Tamim Iqbal made a bold claim, claiming that there are still openings in his team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, which would be held in India later this year.
Bangladesh has already earned a spot in the prestigious competition, and they will start getting ready for it during the forthcoming series against Ireland and Afghanistan. The Bangla Tigers will be without a number of their important players against Ireland since veteran batter Mahmudullah has been rested and seamer Taskin Ahmed is out with an injury. A large number of new players are currently being trialed ahead of the World Cup in their place.
“I can assure you that there are no specific areas that have already been corrected. The top team will go (to the World Cup) when we play this series and the following one in different circumstances. For the time being, whoever has been given the chance and succeeded, such as Towhid Hridoy, has done well. It’s too soon to make a judgment, but in the one series he participated in, Tamim performed really well, according to the ICC.
I try not to overuse the word favorites: With 13 victories from 21 games, Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh are presently fourth in the Cricket World Cup Super League standings. If the team lead by Tamim Iqbal is able to whitewash Ireland 3-0 in the series, they would pass England and India and move up to second place in the standings. Tamim acknowledged that it will be challenging to defeat Ireland under conditions that are comparable to those at their home, but he refrained from labeling his team as the “favorites” for the next series.
I try not to use the word favorites frequently. We came here to play excellent cricket and win games, but nothing can be predicted in advance in cricket. In these circumstances, they work well together since they are accustomed to them. We anticipate a solid and exciting series,” he continued.
Tamim Iqbal will captain the Bangladeshi team for the one-day international series against Ireland, which also includes Litton Das, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, and Mrittun