Bangladesh will play Ireland in a One Day International cricket match at the 'Village' on May 12, 2017. The match began at 03.30 PM IST, 10:00 GMT and as per latest updates, Ireland has won the toss and elected to bowl first. New Zealand is the other team playing in this triangular series.

Live updates: Match delayed due to rain

Match abandoned due to rain

Bangladesh 157/4 in 31 overs.

Bangladesh 20/2 in 5 overs.

Both the teams will be trying hard to win the opening match at any cost so that they will get an extra mileage to move forward in this series. The Bangladesh team considers this as a golden chance to boost their morale ahead of the mighty clashes in the ICC Champions Trophy.

On the other hand, even a single win will be memorable for the Irish side, as they are locking horns with two powerful sides in world cricket in this series.

Shakib Al Hasan returns from the IPL

The Bangladesh team management is considering this series very seriously. Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman have arrived on time from the Indian Premier League, and it will give an extra cutting edge to the Asian side. For the visitors, Mahmadullah will bat at No 7, while Mossadek Hossain will get a promotion and will bat in the fifth position.

The bad news which is now coming out from the Bangladesh dressing camp is the absence of regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza in the playing eleven. The captain has been suspended for a game, and he will be available only in the next match against New Zealand. In his absence, Shakib Al Hasan will lead the Bangladesh side.

Barry McCarthy and Peter Chase are the trump cards in the Irish team. Both of them are in top form for the past one year, and their form will play a crucial role in determining the winning chances of the Asian side in this tournament.

Television coverage and online streaming information

Gazi TV, the channel dedicated in telecasting cricket matches is showing this game live in Bangladesh.

For the live streaming, visit the official website of Ghazi TV. In the United States, this game can be watched live on Willow TV.

Pitch and Surface conditions

The pitch at this venue is pace friendly. There is enough grass on the surface, and it will favor the fast bowlers in the initial overs. The weather will be perfect, and there are absolutely no chances of rain.

Considering the strength of his pace bowling department, the Irish skipper will be trying hard to pick some early wickets, so that pressure can be built on the Bangladesh middle order.

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