The West Indies will look to maintain their winning streak when they face Bangladesh in the first game of the T20I series on Saturday at Windsor Park in Dominica.
West Indies completed a clean sweep of Bangladesh in the recently concluded Test series. Nicholas Pooran, the team’s new captain, will be hoping for a strong performance in this first match.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will be eager to turn things around in this T20I series. Skipper Mahmudullah will be hoping that his top players can deliver with bat and ball in this first match.
There have been 13 meetings between the teams in the competition’s history, with the West Indies winning seven of them. Bangladesh has won the championship on five occasions. One match ended in a tie.
The 1st T20I between West Indies vs Bangladesh will take place on July 2nd, 2022 at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica.
Match Details to Note
Match: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Bangladesh Tour of West Indies 2022
Date: July 02, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Venue: Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica
West Indies vs Bangladesh Team Previews
Devon Thomas, Keemo Paul, and Obed McCoy make their T20I comeback for this three-match T20I series.
Batting, the onus will be on Shamarh Brooks, Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Nicholas Pooran, and Kyle Mayers to deliver the majority of the runs.
Middle-order batsman Nicholas Pooran has led the West Indies batting charts since July 2021. Pooran has 766 runs at an average of 36.47 in 27 T20Is, with six half-centuries to his name.
The onus will be on bowlers like Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Romario Shepherd, and Akeal Hosein to make crucial breakthroughs.
Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein has been a reliable performer for the West Indies in the T20 format, taking 15 wickets in 20 innings.
West Indies Squad
Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Shamarh Brooks, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr. Reserve: Dominic Drakes
Predicted XI: Nicholas Pooran (c), Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd.
Bangladesh have named opener Munim Shahriar, wicketkeeper Anamul Haque, and Shakib Al Hasan to their T20I squad. The side will rely on the experienced trio of Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, and Mahmudullah Riyad to deliver the majority of the runs in the batting department.
Mahmudullah Riyad has played well for Bangladesh in the T20 format, scoring 495 runs at an average of 23.57.
Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, and Nasum Ahmed will be expected to deliver timely breakthroughs in the bowling department.
Mustafizur Rahman, a left-arm pacer, has led Bangladesh’s T20 bowling charts in the last 12 months with 29 wickets in 21 innings.
Mahmudullah (c), Munim Shahriar, Yasir Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed
Predicted XI: Mahmudullah Riyad (c), Liton Das, Nurul Hasan, Munim Shahriar, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraaz, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed
West Indies vs Bangladesh Toss Prediction
Both teams will be eager to win the toss, bat first, and score more than 155 runs. At Windsor Park, the average first-inning score is around 150 runs.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The first T20I between the West Indies and Bangladesh will be played at Windsor Park in Dominica. West Indies won their most recent T20I match at Windsor Park.
The weather forecast for Saturday is less than ideal, with thundery showers expected during the game. Bowlers will struggle to grip the ball in wet conditions.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Match Prediction
Based on their current form, the West Indies will be heavy favorites to defeat Bangladesh. The Men in Maroon will be eager to deliver a clinical performance in this opening contest, with players like Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, and Akeal Hosein showing excellent form this season.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will need to show discipline in all three departments to keep the West Indies at bay in this match.
West Indies is the favourite to beat Bangladesh at the odds of 1.38.
- The West Indies defeated Bangladesh 2-0 in Tests played in the Caribbean.
- In T20 cricket, Nicholas Pooran and Akeal Hosein have been standout performers for the West Indies.
- Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraaz have been consistent performers in the 50-over format for Bangladesh.