BAN vs IRE Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 04, 2023

BAN vs IRE Match Prediction - Apr 04, 2023

Tournament: Ireland tour of Bangladesh, 2023.

Date: April 04, 2023.

Format: Test

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Time: 03:30

Bangladesh will take on Ireland in the lone test of the series starting tomorrow in Dhaka. This game between the two sides will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Bangladesh outfit defeated Ireland in the recently concluded T20I series 2-1. However, the Irish team did win the last match of the series by 7 wickets. Let's look at the betting tips, pitch report, weather report, and match prediction for this match.

Bangladesh vs Ireland Head-to-Head

This is the first test match Ireland will play against Bangladesh. Although these teams have played some ODI and T20I games earlier, it is the 1st time they are meeting in an official test.

Bangladesh vs Ireland Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game between Bangladesh and Ireland will not be available in India on TV but fans can take advantage of live coverage via live streaming on Fancode.

BAN vs IRE Team Previews


The Bangladesh team is going into this game at full strength. The Bangla team leadership will be in the hands of the likes of Litton Das and Shakib Al Hasan. Other top-of-the-line players such as Ebadot Hossain and Tamim Iqbal will return to the Bangladesh squad after missing the test series against India in December. Zakir Hasan made a successful debut in test matches for Bangladesh but he will miss this test due to a niggling thumb injury. In the place of Hasan, we will get Shadman Islam as a replacement.

The Bangladesh top and middle order batting will be in the hands of Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, and Najmul Hossain Shanto. Tamim Iqbal will come in as the opening batter while the lower middle order will be handled by Mushfiqur Rahim. These guys will be supported by Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Shadman in all probability. The Bangladesh spin bowling attack will be in the hands of Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz. The fast-bowling attack will be handled by the likes of Ebadot and Taskin Ahmed.

Litton Das had a good T20 I series against Ireland. He had the highest strike rate among the Bangladesh batters in the series. He scored runs with a strike rate of 198.52. Litton Das was also the top-most run-getter for Bangladesh in the test matches last year although he had to bat in the lower middle order most of the time. It was predicted by Russell Domingo that sooner or later Litton Das will get to bat higher up the order in tests. This might not happen in this test, however; it is about time he gets an opportunity.

Bangladesh Playing 11

Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Shoriful Islam.


Ireland is heading into this game with as many as 9 uncapped players in their ranks. 3 of these players have not played first-class cricket ever. Ireland has just 4 survivors from the last test match they played way back in 2019. The Bangladesh players are far more experienced and they proved this by dominating the white ball leg of the ongoing series in Chattogram and Sylhet. Even this test has all the makings of becoming a one-sided contest. However, the 7-wicket victory in the last T20I would have given the Irishmen some confidence.

The T20I win was their first victory of the series as their batting, bowling, and fielding departments finally appeared to gel together well. One of the biggest contributors to the win was Paul Stirling but he had to return to Ireland and will not be playing this test as a result. However, the regular Irish captain Andy Balbirnie will return to the side taking charge of the team after taking a break in the T20Is. Ireland's team also boasts of PJ Moor who is a former Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman. He has played 8 test matches but Ireland has played just 3 tests in all these years. Moor also has some experience playing in Bangladesh conditions in tests as he played a game in the Bangla nation in 2018.

The Irish bowling attack will be led by Mark Adair with the likes of Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, and Thomas Mayes supporting him in the fast-bowling department. The most experienced spinner in the Ireland side is Andy McBrine that also has a leg-spinner Ben White in the team. White bowled well in the T20I series and then there is the left-arm spinner on the side Matthew Humphreys. Ireland will visit Sri Lanka for a couple of tests after this one and it is a great opportunity for them to get used to the conditions that might be similar in Lanka.

Ireland Playing 11

James McCollum, Murray Commins, Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Peter Moor, Curtis Campher, Lorcan Tucker, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Ben White.

BAN vs IRE Toss Prediction

The wicket on offer at the Mirpur venue in Dhaka will help the bowlers overall. Things might get tougher for the batters as days go by in this test. So, the team winning the toss will look to bat first on this track.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

Although we might get an uneventful day on the first day of the test in terms of weather, there are some chances of getting rain on the second day of the match. This can lead to some interruptions in the proceedings. However, apart from that there isn't any likelihood of rain interruptions on the other 4 days of the test. There will be sunshine and temperatures during the game that will be close to 34 degrees.

This game will be held at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. This stadium is located about 10 km away from the Dhaka city center. It has an excellent drainage facility so in the event of rain we can expect a quick restart to the match. Although the wicket is expected to be slow and low, we might get the curator to decide on a faster pitch against this opposition.

BAN vs IRE Betting Tips

Everybody including us is expecting the Bangla tigers to outplay their Irish counterparts in this game. Last year, the Bangladesh team was successful in beating a much stronger opposition in India at this same venue. Mehidy Hasan Miraz was successful in picking up a 5-wicket haul in the game. Ireland is expected to struggle in both batting and bowling departments in these spinner-friendly conditions in Mirpur. We will bet with Bangladesh to win this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Mushfiqur Rahim to score more than 34 runs in the first innings for Bangladesh.



Mushfiqur Rahim has been a consistent batter for Bangladesh. He has scored in recent games consistently and you can bet on him to score more than 34 runs in the first innings of the test.

  1. 10CRIC


    Shakib Al Hasan to emerge as the leading bowler for Bangladesh in their first innings.



Shakib Al Hasan is a consistent and top performer for Bangladesh with the ball. In these conditions, you can expect him to be consistent and become the top bowler for Bangladesh.

  1. Rajabets


    Bangladesh to score more than 3 runs in their first over of the first innings.



Even though in most cases the openers take up a bit of time to settle down in test matches, the Bangladesh openers are in great form with the bat. They are going into this test having scored freely in the ODIs and T20Is. So, they may get the Bangla team off to another good start scoring more than 3 runs in the first over.

Today Match Prediction

Bangladesh To Win the Match, 1.29

Bet Tip Here

Who will win BAN vs IRE

Bangladesh 85.00% (34)
Ireland 15.00% (6)
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