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Bangladesh faces challenges without key players ahead of Ireland Series and ICC World Cup

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Bangladesh is taking on Ireland in 3-match ODI series this week which seems to be challenging as the team will be without several key players. Taskin Ahmed, a crucial pacer, is sidelined due to injury, and experienced batter Mahmud Ullah is being rested. As a result, a number of fringe players are being tested in the lead-up to the World Cup.

Despite these setbacks, Tamim Iqbal remains optimistic and views the competition for spots on the team as a healthy challenge. He asserts that no positions are guaranteed, and the best possible team will be selected for the World Cup based on performance in the series against Ireland and subsequent matches.

Bangladesh currently sits fourth in the Super League standings, with 13 victories from 21 ODI matches. A clean sweep over Ireland could potentially lift them above England and India, finishing as high as second on the standings. However, Tamim acknowledges that defeating Ireland will be difficult, especially given the European team’s familiarity with the playing conditions.

As Bangladesh looks to finalize its roster for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, the ODI series against Ireland will be a critical test for both established and fringe players. Fans will be closely watching the performance of the team as it navigates the challenges of playing without key members and competing against a formidable Irish side.