The Bangladesh cricket team is all set to tour to West Indies for a multi-format series. It begins on June 16 with the first of the two tests at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. This will be followed by a three-match T20I and ODI series.
The upcoming two test matches will be a part of the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship. Kraigg Brathwaite will continue as the captain of the West Indies team. Meanwhile, Bangladesh has appointed Shakib Al Hasan as the skipper. The skippers will have to play an important role as both teams are missing some key players.
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With crucial ICC World Test Championship points on the line, we are in for an interesting test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
First Test – West Indies (WI) vs Bangladesh (BAN)
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Date & Time: 16th June at 7:30 PM IST and 4 PM Local Time
The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium offers a good wicket, with pacers expected to get some movement early. The batters will need to give themselves some time to get settled at the crease, before shifting gears. The team that wins the toss is likely to bat first.
Predicted Playing XI
West Indies (WI): Kraigg Brathwaite (C), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Raymon Reifer, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Kemar Roach
Bangladesh (BAN): Mominul Haque (C), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
WI vs BAN – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Liton Das (VC), Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Tamim Iqbal, Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Alzarri Joseph, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam
Fantasy Team 2: Liton Das (VC), Jermaine Blackwood, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nkrumah Bonner, Tamim Iqbal, Kraigg Brathwaite (VC), Shakib Al Hasan (C), Alzarri Joseph, Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam, Jayden Seales