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IRE vs BAN: England Will Host Crucial Series Between Ireland and Bangladesh

Ireland will play the last super league series against Bangladesh in May. The three-match ODI series will begin on the 9th May. Read more to find out how will the IRE vs BAN series affect the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifications!

All the matches will be played at the county cricket ground, Chelmsford. This series will be crucial for Ireland to qualify for the World Cup. If Ireland manage to whitewash Bangladesh 3-0 then there is still a chance for direct qualification. Bangladesh, placed in 4th position, have already qualified with 103 points.

Currently, Ireland are placed in 11th position with 68 points. If they win all matches then they level the points with South Africa. South Africa are placed at number 8 with 98 points. However, the hosts have to manage a better net run rate than South Africa to book a direct qualification spot in WC 2024. Also, the hosts will have to avoid dropping penalty points. So far India, Australia, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Pakistan, England and Bangladesh have qualified for the World Cup.

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IRE vs BAN Squad Update

Ireland have announced their 14-member squad. Craig Young is returning to the squad after a long injury. Conor Olphert, Matthew Humphreys and Ross Adair will be unavailable due to personal commitments.

Ireland Squad: Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Stephen Doheny, Fionn Hand, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker and Craig Young.

Bangladesh have named their 15-member squad. The uncapped pacer Mrittunjoy Chowdhury received a maiden call-up to the national cricket team. He replaced the injured Taskin Ahmed in the squad for the series.

Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal (captain), Litton Kumar Das, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain Chowdhury, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Mohammad Mrittunjoy Chowdhury

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