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Bangladesh- Ireland Series

Ireland ready to play ‘exciting brand of cricket’



Photo: Heinrich Malan

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Ireland's most recent triumphs over England and the West Indies at the World Cup, as well as Afghanistan's most recent victory over Pakistan in the ongoing T20I series, will serve as inspiration for them in the forthcoming Bangladesh series.

The T20 World Cup, according to Ireland's coach Heinrich Malan, demonstrated their ability to play an exciting brand of cricket.

"I think we've shown as well in the World Cup that we can play a brand that is exciting that people want to watch. And, you know, being tested in these conditions. It's a nice opportunity for some experience and some young players to figure some stuff out of how we want to play T20 cricket and see that consistently," Malan said in the pre-series press conference.

"Look, you always want to win as many games as you get. And I think we've said that all along, you know, we, we understand that international cricket is about winning and losing, but, look for me, It's it will always want to try to win three nil. But it's not about, you know, beating Bangladesh three-nil for us. It's about going out there and playing a certain brand playing a certain way. And hopefully, if we do that over periods of time, then that result of three-nil hopefully takes care of itself" he added.

Malan is hopeful that the visitors will adapt quickly to the condition and put up a good show. 

"I guess you just have to go back a couple of days and see, you know, that Afghanistan beat Pakistan as well. You know, the shorter the format, the more every team is in the game, isn't it? I guess that's the exciting part about T20 cricket and we've shown over a period of time that we can play some good T20 cricket. So hopefully, we can adapt quickly to these conditions and, you know, I think the boys have now got a better understanding of what we could expect. And hopefully, we can go out there and put on a good show," he stated.