West Indies and Bangladesh head to the County Ground, Taunton, as both bid to get back to winning ways at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The match takes place on June 17 and the live action begins at 03:00 PM IST.
West Indies are currently placed at the sixth spot in the points table with one win, and two losses in the four games played so far. Against England on Friday, 14 June, West Indies collapsed from 144/3 in the 30th over to 212 all out in the 45th. Adding to the woes are injuries to their key players, as Andre Russell and Sheldon Cottrell could bowl only five overs between them before leaving the field on Friday. West Indies has raised the expectations from them in this Cricket World Cup with the kind of performances they’ve posted. They’ve been excellent at times, but the failure to last throughout hundred overs has hurt them.
Player To Watch Out For – Shai Hope
Bangladesh had a remarkable start to their campaign in this tournament, beating South Africa quite comfortably, but haven’t been able to produce similar kind of performance ever since. They are currently placed at the seventh place in the points table with just one win in four matches and are desperate for another win to keep their run on the track. Mashrafe Mortaza will hope for a much-improved performance against a powerful Windies line-up, and lead the efforts himself.
Player To Watch Out For – Shakib Al Hasan
It was a flat deck in Taunton when Australia and Pakistan faced each other and the trend is likely to continue this time around as well. If the conditions stay dry the surface might also help the spinners later in the day. The team batting first should opt to bat first if there are no clouds.
Probable Line Ups
West Indies – Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell.
Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun/Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin/Rubel Hossain, Mehdiy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman.
It will be tricky predicting a winner for this match but Windies should be able to win.