Rain a worry as Ireland, Bangladesh chase first wins
ESPNCricInfo - Friday 19th May, 2017
Start time 10.45am local (0945 GMT)
Tamim Iqbal's good recent form will leave the onus of building the innings with him Bangladesh LLWLL
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Peter Chase, the 23-year old right-arm pacer, has had a mixed start to his ODI career. Chase has 23 wickets from 16 matches, but also averages 38.95 and has an economy rate of 6.83. His performances in this series have typified that. In the opener, he rocked Bangladesh with early strikes before rain intervened, and finished with 3 for 33 in six overs. In his next match, he was slapped for 74 runs in ten overs by New Zealand. Chase can generate pace and bounce and, in conditions amiable for pace-bowling, this series is an opportunity to bring some consistency in his game and step up in the absence of senior bowler Boyd Rankin.
Tamim Iqbal has one fifty and a century from his last five outings with the bat. His good form augurs well given Bangladesh's tendency to lose wickets in a cluster, often from good positions. Tamim's experience is also welcome in what are likely to be tough batting conditions.
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