“He has made a reputation for himself” – Malan also praises seamer Graham Hume, who took four wickets in the opening ODI.
Ireland’s head coach Heinrich Malan wants his team to continue playing with the same aggressive mindset that they’ve demonstrated in recent months. This, despite their 183-run loss to Bangladesh in the first ODI in Sylhet, where they slumped to 76 for 5 and ultimately 155 all out despite being 60 without loss in the 12th over while chasing 339.
Ireland’s attacking method
Malan stated, “The captain stated that we are concentrating on our playing style.” “Obviously, the focus is on results. We are aware that international cricket is about winning and losing, but that is not how we conduct ourselves. I believe that the manner in which we have attempted to play over the past year has afforded us opportunities to defeat some of the larger teams. England was defeated in the [T20] World Cup.
“We view this series as one of those opportunities as well: to come here in new conditions against a team who recently defeated the world champions, and to demonstrate what we have in the bank.”
Since 2022, Ireland have had mixed performances in both limited-overs forms, winning an away ODI series against West Indies and a home T20I series against Afghanistan, while drawing an away ODI series in Zimbabwe and a home T20I series against South Africa in England. During their home season last year, they also came near to defeating New Zealand and India on many occasions; their margins of defeat were four runs, one wicket, three wickets, and one run.
Malan stated that Ireland would continue to compete in their own way despite Bangladesh’s domestic dominance since 2015. Even yet, he thought it amusing that the weather in Sylhet had taken on an Irish flavor over night; there has been nonstop rain and a drop in temperature. Malan also recognized that this would be advantageous for the Bangladesh speed assault.
“That is much more our kind of weather, isn’t it? Hopefully it will continue to rain and the ball will continue to move “he remarked. “The fact that Bangladesh has three great seamers should not be overlooked. They demonstrated last night that they have become a really complete team.