Bangladesh are currently touring West Indies for an all-format cricket series. Having lost both the Tests of the Test series, the Bangladesh team were hoping for a good showing in the T20I series but that did not go as planned as well.
Bangladesh are preparing for the second T20I against West Indies. Let’s look at all the details about the upcoming game.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I:
The West Indies team has shown great promise in this series. Having outclassed the Bangladesh side in two Tests, they did the same in the first T20I as well before it was abandoned due to rain. Kyle Mayers was sensational with the bat as well as the ball and he would be instrumental to West Indies’ success in the limited-overs matches as well.
Romario Shepherd would be another player to look out for. Nicholas Pooran, the new white-ball captain, also has a great deal of T20I match experience under his belt and he would be looking to use that.
Bangladesh: In the first T20I match between Bangladesh and West Indies, it was the rain gods that helped the Asian team. Asked to bat first, the Bangladesh team failed miserably against the West Indies bowling lineup.
Before rain intervened, Bangladesh were struggling at 105/8 in just 13 overs. Romario Shepherd with 3-21-3 and Hayden Walsh with 3-24-2 were the pick of the bowlers from the home side. An intense rain washed out the game and Bangladesh players would have been thanking their luck for saving a loss.
If Bangladesh are to win this game, they would need to massively change their approach and improve their performance otherwise it would be smooth sailing for the West Indies side, akin to what they have done in the series so far.
West Indies Probable XI: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas (wk), Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh
Players to watch out for: Kyle Mayers, Nichola Pooran, Romario Shepherd
Bangladesh Probable XI: Munim Shahriar, Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Players to watch out for: Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
The second match of the T20I series would also be held at the same ground i.e Windsor Park in Roseau. So far, only four matches have been played on the ground with both batting and bowling first side winning one match each. Two of the matches were abandoned, including the first T20I of this series.
The average first innings total is 134 at this ground. The weather report suggests light rain with a temperature of 26 degrees celsius.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I
Date: 3 July 2022
Time: 11 PM IST
Venue: Windsor Park, Dominica
Live Stream: Fan Code