Bangladesh will take on Ireland in their respective second Group A fixture of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup qualifier at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on 11 March.
Where to watch live
Match starts at 2pm GMT / 7.30pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast it in India. Click here for the live streaming link.
Bangladesh are currently sitting pretty on top of group A following their win over Netherlands in their opening qualifier game and the T20 Asia Cup finalists should be relatively confident of making it to the Super 10 stage when they face Ireland on Friday. They are the strongest team in the qualifying roster and it will be a major upset if they fail to make it further in the tournament.
Ireland, on the other hand, face a must win game after their shock loss to Oman in their first group A encounter on Wednesday. The otherwise T20 giant killers got a taste of their own medicine when the Middle Eastern minnows pulled off a two-wicket win to put a major dent in their hopes of qualifying.
Max Sorenson was the main culprit after the Irishman struggled in the final over despite having 15 runs to defend. The final runs to hand Oman victory came off a full toss that missed everyone including the batsmen and the wicket-keeper and went straight to the fence. The Irishmen must win against the table-toppers to have any chance of making it to the Super 10 stage of the tournament.
Bangladesh to win
Betting odds (betfair)
- Bangladesh to win: 2/7
- Ireland to win: 5/2
Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Abu Hider, Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun,Mushfiqur Rahim,Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman,Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.
Squad: William Porterfield (C), Andy Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O' Brien, Niall O'Brien, Andrew Poynter, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Max Sorensen, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Gary Wilson, Craig Young.