Bangladesh Women face Ireland Women in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier on Monday, September 19, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi from 8:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Bangladesh Women last featured in WT20Is back in January 2022 in the Commonwealth Games Qualifiers where they were beaten by Sri Lanka. The island nation’s captain, Chamari Athapaththu smashed 48 runs as Bangladesh were unable to chase down the Lankan total of 136. The Bangladeshi side have wins against Scotland, Kenya and Malaysia under their belt this year.

The Ireland women’s cricket team cleanswept the WT20I series against Scotland earlier this month. Orla Prendergast accumulated 92 runs against Scotland, while Arlene Kelly excelled with the ball economically and took three wickets. The Irish side are set to play their first match in Abu Dhabi.

Bangladesh Women vs Ireland Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier odds

Parimatch odds: Bangladesh Women: 1.56, Ireland Women: 2.40

Betwinner odds: Bangladesh Women: 1.61, Ireland Women: 2.30

10CRIC odds: Bangladesh Women: 1.56, Ireland Women: 2.41

1xBet odds: Bangladesh Women: 1.63, Ireland Women: 2.32

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Bangladesh Women vs Ireland Women head-to-head in T20Is 

Bangladesh and Ireland played against each other on nine occasions in WT20Is. The Bangladesh women’s cricket team have won six matches, while the Irish team have managed only three victories.

Ireland Women’s last win in this fixture came in 2018 when Gaby Lewis’s half-century in the run chase inspired a six-wicket success. Bangladesh Women have won this fixture twice since. 

Bangladesh Women vs Ireland Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier squads

Bangladesh Women: Nigar Sultana (captain), Fahima Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Lata Mondal, Marufa Akter, Sobhana Mostary, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Ritu Moni, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Shamima Sultana (wicketkeeper), Sharmin Akhter.

Ireland Women: Laura Delany (captain), Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Rachel Delaney, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron (wicketkeeper).

Bangladesh Women vs Ireland Women probable playing XI

Bangladesh Women: Shamima Sultana (wicketkeeper), Murshida Khatun, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana (captain), Sobhana Mostary, Ritu Moni, Rumana Ahmed, Nahida Akter, Salma Khatun, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Jahanara Alam.

Ireland Women: Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Laura Delany (captain), Eimear Richardson, Shauna Kavanagh, Mary Waldron (wicketkeeper), Arlene Kelly, Lean Paul, Cara Murray, Georgina Dempsey.

Bangladesh Women vs Ireland Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier combined fantasy XI

Shamima Sultana (wicketkeeper), Orla Prendergast, Gaby Lewis, Fargana Hoque, Nigar Sultana (captain), Laura Delany, Rumana Ahmed, Nahida Akter, Salma Khatun, Arlene Kelly, Jahanara Alam.

Bangladesh Women top picks vs Ireland Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier

Nigar Sultana: The Bangladesh captain has been impressive in her last 10 matches, scoring 251 runs at an average of 41.83 and a strike-rate of 111.06. Sultana is the principle accelerator in the middle order and holds the batting together for Bangladesh in this format. 

Salma Khatun: The 31-year-old bowling all-rounder has picked up 71 wickets and scored 564 runs in 78 WT20Is for Bangladesh. Salma Khatun has dismissed 18 batters LBW, the joint-most in the history of this format at the international level. She has been in good form, with 15 scalps in her last 10 matches, and will hold the key in the middle overs against the Irish batters.

Ireland Women top picks vs Bangladesh Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier

Gaby Lewis: The Irish opening batter is the top run-scorer for her national team in WT20Is, amassing 1172 runs in 56 matches. Lewis failed to make a mark in the recent series against Scotland, however, she scored heavily in this format last year while also registering a century. The conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium will suit her aggressive batting style.

Laura Delany: Ireland’s captain scored 36 runs, while remaining unbeaten, and picked up two wickets at an economy rate of 6.14 in the recently concluded series against Scotland Women. Delany is capable of restricting the opposition in the final overs with her economical bowling and can also play useful cameos with the bat.

Bangladesh Women vs Ireland Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier prediction 

The odds are in favour of Bangladesh Women as they will begin this contest as favourites based on their record against Ireland Women in WT20Is. The conditions in Abu Dhabi will also align with the Asian side’s style of play and they are likely to get the better of the Irish side.

Meanwhile, Ireland Women recently won against Scotland Women but have never played before at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Their bowlers are likely to struggle at this venue and hence they have a lower winning probability in this qualifier.

Bangladesh Women vs Ireland Women ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 38°C

Precipitation: 0%

Humidity: 59%

Wind: 17 km/h

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