After sending shockwaves across the wider cricketing fraternity with their upset wins at the 2007 ODI World Cup, Bangladesh, and Ireland have grown in stature in cricket.
They’ve both performed especially well in the T20 international format and that doesn’t come as much of a surprise since teams who aren’t yet the finished product tend to flourish in the 20-over format of the game.
Bangladesh has won 52 T20 international matches overall, whereas Ireland has been victorious in 79 20-over games on the international stage, making T20Is the cricketing format that has yielded the most wins for the Irishmen.
Ireland and Bangladesh have played each other in T20Is on 5 occasions with the latter winning three times and losing once. One match between these sides ended in no result.
Let’s have look at all the Bangladesh vs Ireland T20 international records.
Bangladesh vs Ireland head-to-head in T20 Internationals
Bangladesh vs Ireland T20 Internationals records and stats
Highest team total
In the first T20I of a three-match series in 2012, Bangladesh smashed the highest team total in 20-over matches between the Tigers and Ireland. They scored 190/5 and restricted Ireland to 119/8 to win the match by 71 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Lowest team total
Ireland’s reply of 119/8 against Bangladesh in the first T20I of a three-match series in 2012 is the lowest team total in 20-over matches between the Tigers and the Irish. Bangladesh won the match by 71 runs thanks in part to Elias Sunny’s magnificent spell that saw him finish with bowling figures of 5/13.
No batter has accumulated more runs in T20Is on this ground than Tamim Iqbal, who has scored 139 runs in five innings at this venue. He’s scored his runs at an average of 27.80 and a strike rate of 106.10. Ireland’s Gary Wilson features next on this list for most runs in this T20I fixture. The Irishman has scored 110 runs in four innings at an average of 33.66 and a strike rate of 106.79.
Elias Sunny is the bowler who has taken the most wicket in Bangladesh versus Ireland T20Is. He’s accounted for eight wickets against the Irish in three T20I matches at an average of 6.75 and a strike rate of 4.50 with best figures of 5/13. Part-time spinner Paul Stirling is Ireland’s most successful bowler against Bangladesh in T20Is having taken five scalps in four games at an average of 11.80 and an economy of 7.37.
Highest individual score
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the player who has scored the highest individual T20I score in this particular fixture. In the first T20I of a three-match series in 2012, he scored 57 off 33 balls as Bangladesh set a stiff target of 191 to chase, which Ireland fell short of by 71 runs.
Best bowling figures
The same match that witnessed Shakib Al Hasan score the highest individual T20I score in Bangladesh versus Ireland fixtures also saw Elias Sunny finish with figures of 5/13 in the second innings. Sunny’s effort is the best bowling figures in T20I matches between these teams and he accounted for the scalps of Ed Joyce, Niall O’Brien, John Mooney, Alex Cusack, and Trent Johnston.
The highest partnership in T20I fixtures between Bangladesh and Ireland was between Tamin Iqbal and Mohammad Ahraful. In the third T20I of a three-match series in 2012, the Bangladesh duo put on a 62-run stand for the first wicket as Bangladesh looked to chase down a target of 141. The Tigers eventually won the game by two wickets and the series 3-0.
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