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Confident Tigers take on Ireland in first T20I today

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 27 March, 2023 12:00 AM
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A confident Bangladesh will be eyeing to carry on the momentum when they take on Ireland in the first match of the three-match T20I series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today.

The match is scheduled to start at 02:00pm (BST) and will be telecast live on T Sports.

Bangladesh have already clinched the three-match ODI series against Ireland and would be looking for a similar kind of result in the T20Is as well.            Bangladesh’s morale will be bolstered considering the fact they have cleanly swept away world champions England in the three-match T20I series earlier this month.

“We want the same result ideally. That’s what we talk about as well. We are going to do the same processes that are in place for us. If we do our process right, we are a very good team and that’s all we can ask from the players. And we’re trying to improve those processes every day,” Bangladesh head coach Chandika Hathurusingha told the reporters ahead of the series opener in Chattogram on Sunday.

Hathurusingha added that they are not taking anything for granted in Ireland as they are well aware that they might have to pay if they are complacent.

“No, no cricket match is easy. If we think that way, that’s going to bite us. We learned that very early in our careers. That’s why we love this game. We treat every opposition as the same, but we never fear them. That’s the mantra we had,” he concluded.

 The other two T20Is are scheduled on March 29 and March 31 respectively before they play the lone Test match in Dhaka on April 4-8.