Saturday, June 22, 2024

Bangladesh v Ireland

l    The match between the giant slayers of the 2007 World Cup promises to be riveting. Bangladesh have won comfortably each time they have played Ireland in Dhaka (thee times). With the home crowd hopefully getting more to cheer about than in their World Cup opening defeat by India, the odds must be on Bangladesh ... Read more

Simmons’ bittersweet memory

Two wins in two recent major tournaments are expected to give Ireland an edge over Bangladesh in today’s World Cup tie, which is a must-win match for the Tigers to keep their quarter-finals alive. Phil Simmons, the Ireland coach and former West Indian batsman, has had some bitter memories against the Tigers in the recent ... Read more

Tamim gives Porterfield the biggest headache

While the Bangladesh spinners are understandably posing the biggest threat for Ireland in today’s crucial game, the visiting captain William Porterfield is also wary of the damage that opener Tamim Iqbal can cause to his untried attack.  Tamim, regarded as one of the most fearsome openers in world cricket, already showed he