Bangladesh and West Indies have had a dismal start to their ICC T20 World Cup campaign and will look to return to winning ways when they lock horns against each other on Friday. Both teams languish at the bottom of the points table of Group 1.
For West Indies, the problems start with their batting not showing a surefire approach. They would need to find the right balance between attack and caution. In their two games so far, they’ve paid the price for tilting too far one side, and will be looking to set that in order right from the top. Jason Holder, who has joined the squad as an injury replacement could add balance to the playing XI if picked.
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On the other hand, Bangladesh have blown hot and cold with the bat. What would rankle them though is that they’ve fallen to well laid out plans by their opponents twice. They will hope to put up a better show and add some points under their belt.
West Indies vs Bangladesh, Match 23, Super 12 Group 1
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date & Time: October 29th, at 3:30 PM IST
The wicket in Sharjah has shown signs of good batting surface and so far the pitches have produced fairly even contests between bat and ball.
West Indies vs Bangladesh – Predicted Playing XI
West Indies: Lendl Simmons/Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh/Jason Holder, Ravi Rampaul
Bangladesh: Liton Das, Naim Sheikh, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
West Indies vs Bangladesh – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Mushfiqur Rahim, Nicholas Pooran, Evin Lewis (c), Liton Das, Chris Gayle, Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Dwayne Bravo, Ravi Rampaul, Mustafizur Rahman, Akeal Hosein
Fantasy Team 2: Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Naim Sheikh (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Ravi Rampaul, Akeal Hosein (vc), Nasum Ahmed