We have opted for a fantasy cricket team on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Bangladesh: Litton Das (wk), Rony Talukdar, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shamim Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Nasum Ahmed/Rishad Hossain
Ireland: Ross Adair, Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Benjamin White, Matthew James Humphreys
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
(Based on last three games)
1st innings average score: 150
2nd innings average score: 160
Wickets per innings: 6
Batting 1st: —
Batting 2nd: 100%
Fantasy Tips of The Day
Najmul Hossain Shanto has been a fantasy delight in T20s this year, averaging a superb 47. He has generated a half-century or 30-run bonus in each of the last six professional T20s, while also pouching five catches.
The Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is one of the favourite hunting grounds for Shakib Al Hasan, who has scored 223 runs at 56 and scalped nine wickets in seven matches.
Besides scoring 473 runs at 32, including four half-centuries and four 30s, Litton Das has also given points for 11 catches and five stumpings in 2023.
Only Shanto scored more runs than Rony Talukdar (425 runs at 35) in the recently concluded Bangladesh T20 league. Talukdar generated 75 points just by boundaries.
Lorcan Tucker has aggregated 436 runs at 34 in the last 15 T20Is. During this period, he has also given points for 11 dismissals, two half-centuries, and two thirties.
Asian conditions suit Andy Balbirnie’s batting style: he has amassed 863 runs at 28 in the continent.
Graham Hume, who was the highest wicket-taker in the ODI series, has scalped 14 wickets in 12 competitive T20s since 2022.
Thanks to his all-round performances (78 runs and five wickets), Harry Tector featured in the Best11 in the last three matches.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz went wicketless in eight of the last 10 competitive T20s.
Spinners contributed to 44% of the wickets in the last three matches at the venue. Meanwhile, all five fifties were registered by the top three batters.