May 19, 2017, 8:54 am
The weather in Dublin will not be the only thing that is gloomy as both teams facing off in Malahide, Dublin today have not had the best of times in the tri-series so far.
Bangladesh and Ireland are both winless after each having played two games -- the first one was the rain-abandoned opener last Friday which they contested against each other, before each losing to New Zealand, who sit pretty on top of the table with an all-win record. But when the match gets underway today at 3:45pm (Bangladesh time), it will likely be Bangladesh who will be more desperate to win as the Test side in the contest.
The weather is likely to be bad as rain is forecast in the early afternoon in Dublin. Bangladesh are likely to retain much of the side that lost Wednesday's match against New Zealand by 15 runs. The Tigers should be eager to correct the batting errors that saw them lose steam at the end of their innings against New Zealand. They are also the side that would have felt more unfortunate for rain ruining the opener and stopping a recovery effort engineered by Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad. By virtue of a net run rate superior to Ireland's, Bangladesh are in second place in the table.
The tri-series is being played in a league format -- there will be no final and the team with the most points will be crowned champions.