Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz has stressed the importance of not underestimating Ireland ahead of their upcoming three-match ODI series. Miraz emphasized that every opponent is equal on the international stage and that Bangladesh would prepare for the series with respect for their opponents.
In a recent interview, Miraz said, “International cricket is always challenging. It’s not about small and big teams. We are also trying to prepare well. There is nothing to underestimate Ireland. We play against every opponent with respect. But it will definitely be difficult for us to play here.”
Bangladesh has previously played in England, where they participated in the 2019 ODI World Cup and the 2017 Champions Trophy, and Miraz believes their previous experience will help them adapt to the conditions. “Having played the World Cup here, I also have experience playing in the Champions Trophy,” he added. “We are discussing how to overcome the challenges. Hopefully, we will come to a solution on how to do good batting-bowling.”
Bangladesh has already confirmed their participation in the upcoming World Cup and will use the Ireland series as preparation for the tournament. The Tigers will play a warm-up match on May 7 before the first ODI on May 9. The second and third matches will take place on May 12 and 14, respectively.
Overall, Bangladesh will be looking to put on a strong performance against Ireland to build momentum ahead of the World Cup. With their experienced squad, Bangladesh will look to take every game seriously and ensure they are well-prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.
Bangladesh squad: Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, and Mrittunjoy Chowdhury.