T20 World Cup 2021: Ireland beat Bangladesh in warm-up match
The Bangladeshi team, which defeated strong teams like Australia and New Zealand at home in the T20 series, suffered a setback in the warm-up match of the T20 World Cup 2021. Bangladesh team lost the warm-up match played in Abu Dhabi. Ireland beat Bangladesh by 33 runs. Batting first, Ireland scored 177 for 3 wickets, in response, Bangladesh team was bundled out for just 144 runs.
Ireland’s batsmen and bowlers
Irish batsmen and bowlers performed wonderfully in the warm-up match. Open Paul Stirling gave Ireland a quick start and he scored 22 runs in 16 balls with the help of 5 fours. Captain Andy Bulbirini played an important innings of 25 runs. Gareth Delany smashed the Bangladeshi bowlers. This batsman scored an unbeaten 88 runs in 50 balls with the help of 8 sixes and 3 fours. Meaning this right-handed batsman scored 60 runs with sixes and fours. Bangladesh bowlers’ performance was disappointing. Apart from Taskin Ahmed, Mehdi Hasan, other 3 bowlers were beaten up fiercely. Mustifizur Rahman, playing for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021, conceded 40 runs in 4 overs. Shoriful Islam conceded 41 runs in 4 overs. Nasum Ahmed gave 33 runs in 3 overs.
7 Bangladesh batsmen could not touch the double figure
Bangladesh’s opener proved to be a flop. Mohammad Naeem 3 and captain Litton Das got away after scoring 1 run. Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim scored just 4 runs. Soumya Sarkar definitely played an innings of 37 runs. Narul Hasan also scored 38 runs but Bangladesh’s team was bundled out for 144 runs in front of the sharp bowling of Irish bowlers.
Losing to Ireland in the warm-up match of the T20 World Cup is no less than a setback for Bangladesh. Recently Bangladesh had defeated teams like Australia and New Zealand at their home but in Abu Dhabi they succumbed to Ireland. By the way, Bangladesh also missed its star player Shakib Al Hasan, who is playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021. Shakib bowled brilliantly against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday. Kolkata’s team has made it to the IPL final but the lack of this player is hurting their national team.