The Republic of Ireland has a great sporting heritage that continues today with their campaign to be in the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia still alive, if only just. However whilst Ireland is perhaps better known for it’s sporting connections to football, rugby and, of course, horse racing, this week it’ll be ODI cricket team that take centre stage as they take to the field in the Tri-Nations Series betting they can see off the visitors from Bangladesh and New Zealand, but can they really? We take a look.
• Friday, May 12th
• Republic of Ireland vs Bangladesh
• Republic of Ireland – 14/5
• Bangladesh – 7/2
The Republic of Ireland’s ongoing efforts to be in the next World Cup has been, to be brutal, a bit of a disappointment for fans, the draw against Wales a particularly bitter pill, and as the horse racing wends away for a while after the Cheltenham Festival and Grand National if you like to bet on sports in Ireland there’s been little to flutter upon at Bet365 and the like, but all that changes this Friday when you can go Tri-Nations Series betting at your favourite bookie and back your nation to win…
Perhaps I should explain the Tri-Nations Series betting that perhaps not everyone out there has heard of it. A One Day International Cricket competition between three nations, the Republic of Ireland, Bangladesh and New Zealand, held at Malahide and Clontarf, it’s a great chance for all three teams to experiment a little, with none of the three at their sparkling best just now. Irish side has the highest mountain to climb, but to assist in this they’ve drafted in some new blood to get them there.
Tri-Nations Series Betting Odds Might Be Unfair
John Bracewell, Republic of Ireland team coach, has called up Simi Singh for the Tri-Nations Series betting the 30 year old all-rounder can adequately replace Andy McBrine having just last month gained Irish citizenship. Simi coaches and plays at YMCA in Dublin and has long wanted to represent the nation, and if you’re Irish gambling laws of destiny will see this young man rise to this new challenge you won’t be alone with Bracewell in particular apt to sing his praises this week.
“He’s is an intelligent cricketer who can adapt depending on the match situation.” The Republic of Ireland team coach made clear, “His bowling is strong with subtle variations, mixing up his pace and he extract good turn and bounce from the pitch.” Going on to add that; “He strikes the ball very cleanly, has good technique and scores all round the wicket.” Which means perhaps, just perhaps, the odds the bookies are giving are unfair and Tri-Nations Series betting on Ireland won’t be quite such a long shot.
Should You Back A Spring Surprise In Dublin At Bet365?
• Sunday, May 14th
• Republic of Ireland vs New Zealand
• Republic of Ireland – 8/1
• New Zealand – Evens
Right now the online bookies like Bet365 are giving the Irish just 14/5 against Bangladesh in their first match on Friday with the visitors garnering 7/2 at best, although if you’re going to have a flutter perhaps the best Tri-Nations Series betting is to be found in some of the other markets where method of first dismissal has caught at 3/1, bowled at 7/2 with LBW about the same, and if you hunt about a bit you can get a nice 13/5 on Imrul Kayes to be top run scorer for the Bangladesh side on the day.
In their second game against New Zealand things are not quite as rosy alas with the visitors destined to trounce the hosts if the bookies like Bet365 are to be believed, the Irish getting a scant 8/1 chance in what is, after all, just a two horse race…er…ODI Cricket match. Still, with Singh in the side maybe the Irish have more of a chance than these odds indicate, and if you’re Irish gambling news on Monday will be of a spring surprise in Dublin that may be no bad basis for a little Tri-Nations Series betting.