West Indies Vs Bangladesh, Match Preview
Bangladesh and West Indies are both yet to open their accounts, despite high expectation on both sides before the tournament. Ban came into the World Cup on the back of some handsome wins at home. The West Indies entered the World Cup with some of their best players making comebacks, and both sides have been disappointing so far.
West Indies are struggling with the bat. In the first game they were all-out for 55, and in the second they limped to 143. Lendl Simmons struggled with a 35 ball 16, and the middle-order, consisting of some explosive players hasn’t shown up. The big hits have been missing, and there are a lot of dot balls being played.
For Bangladesh, a collective effort is needed to comeback. They posted a competitive total against Sri Lanka, but failed to get much against England. Shakib Al Hasan hasn’t come to the party with the bat, and the bowlers aren’t as consistent as they were before the tournament.
West Indies Vs Bangladesh, Team News
Bangladesh could reshuffle their batting order, but the form of Soumya Sarkar may be on their mind.
West Indies have Roston Chase and Andre Fletcher for batting cushion. Chase is an all-rounder and is good at rotating strike. His inclusion could help reduce the dot balls played in the middle-overs. Jason Holder has been drafted into the squad in place of Obed McCoy, who is injured.
West Indies Vs Bangladesh, Predicted XIs
Bangladesh (probable): 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Shoriful Islam, 10 Nasum Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
West Indies: (probable): 1 Lendl Simmons, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Nicholas Pooran (wk), 4 Chris Gayle, 5 Kieron Pollard (capt), 6 Andre Russell, 7 Shimron Hetmyer, 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Hayden Walsh, 10 Akeal Hosein, 11 Ravi Rampaul
West Indies Vs Bangladesh, Players to Watch out for
Hasan hasn’t hit too many big score in the World Cup, after promising before the World Cup. He was in good form in the domestic tournament and home T20I series. With time running out for Bangladesh, he will look to find his groove soon.
Lewis was alone in the previous game in a hunt to keep the West Indies afloat. He seemed like he was playing on a different pitch, and kept finding the boundary with ease.
West Indies Vs Bangladesh, Pitch Report
The Sharjah surface isn’t as slow as it was in the IPL. There is turn, which could disturb West Indies, but not enough. The small boundaries may allow the West Indies batters to free their arms as well. Bowling first is a better option with small boundaries and powerful batters