Ireland have had a very strong 2010, playing 17 and winning 11, beating similar strength ’2nd tier’ sides on a regular basis and actually beating Bangladesh in Belfast. Also, notably, they lost to Australia by only 39 runs.
The problem is the Irish have not played since September ’10 and must be feeling a touch out of practice. Bangladesh pushed India really well in their opener and should view this as a must win. The very dangerous Iqbal is 11/4 (888sport) to thrash a top score and looks a good bet.
This will be a close match which Bangladesh can edge and 4/6 (Paddy Power) about Bangladesh getting the higher opening partnership offers a bit more value.