West Indies and Bangladesh will lock horns in the 23rd match of the 2021 edition of the 20-20 World Cup. Both these sides have experienced abysmal runs in the tournament so far.
The West Indies have lost both matches they have played in the Super 12 stages and are placed at the last spot in the points table in Group 1. While they were thrashed by England in their first match by 6 wickets, the South African side comfortably breezed past the ‘Men in Maroon’ by 8 wickets in the Windies’ second rubber.
In their opening match of the tournament, the West Indies side was bowled out for a paltry total of 55 by England, and Eoin Morgan and his men chased down the target with ease. In their second match, the two-time 20-20 World Cup champions posted a total of 143, but the Proteas chased down the target without breaking a sweat.
Bangladesh too have lost both their Super 12 games in the tournament. In the first match, the Sri Lankan side beat them in a high scoring encounter. And, in their second match against England, the Bangladesh Tigers were hammered by 8 wickets.
The Bangladesh side is currently occupying the 5th position in the points table in Group 1. Both West Indies and Bangladesh are in search of their first victory in the Super 12 stage of the tournament thus the match promises to be a cracking encounter.
Pitch and Conditions
The batters will surely be rewarded on this surface if they play out the initial few deliveries. The spinners will also come into play as the match progress. The team batting second has won 4 out of the 5 matches played in the tournament at this venue.
Playing Combinations for WI vs BAN
Predicted XI: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard (C), Andre Russell, Shimron Hetmyer, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul
Predicted XI: Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (C), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam
WI vs BAN Head-to-Head
Matches- 12, West Indies – 6, Bangladesh – 5, NR- 1
In T20 World Cups
Matches- 2, West Indies – 1, Bangladesh – 1, NR – 0
WI vs BAN Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 03:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney+Hotstar