Bangladesh vs. West Indies 2021
3rd ODI – Mon, 25th January
Bangla Tigers Are Roaring:
Hosts Bangladesh have been fiery hot in this series so far, with two all-round performances with the ball. Fundamental to their victory has been their spin bowlers, particularly Shakib Al Hasan. The all-rounder has succeeded in making a fruitful return to international cricket.
Transpiring by Papon’s verses, the home team’s bench power may not get opportunities, excepting an odd one here or there. Rubel Hossain hasn’t chipped in a wicket, and he can make way for Mohammad Saifuddin, who made his return to competitive cricket from the Bangabandhu T20 Cup.
With Bangladesh’s batting squad scarcely tested in this series, the hosts will fancy a clean sweep at the West Indies’ outlay.
Possible playing XI: Tamim Iqbal (C), Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Rubel Hossain/Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud.
Can West Indies Find Redemption?
Speaking of the West Indies, they will want to dodge the distress of a whitewash on Monday. While they are deprived of experience, Jason Mohammed and Sunil Ambris are more than proficient in leading from the front with substantial contributions.
Skipper Mohammed has picked up two wickets only. But the fast bowlers yet to get their job done. Among the pacers, only Raymon Reifer has chipped in a wicket. Even Alzarri Joseph is thus far left to pick a wicket.
With youngsters Kyle Mayers and Akeal Hosein itching to make it big on the international stage, the Windies might even coil a surprise on Tamim Iqbal and co.
Possible playing XI: Sunil Ambris, Kjorn Ottley, Nkrumah Bonner, Andre McCarthy, Kyle Mayers, Jason Mohammed (C), Rovman Powell, Joshua da Silva (WK)/Jahmar Hamilton, Raymon Reifer/Keon Harding, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The third and the final ODI between West Indies and host Bangladesh will take place at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on 25th January Monday.
Spin bowlers have reigned the roost in this campaign, and it will not be any different in the last ODI as well. Batters will have to spend their time before going hard, with wickets in hand being vital. The speedsters should get some movement on the ball; however, they could skip off-pace deliveries.
Batting first would be the perfect option for both teams, with the pitch anticipated to get sluggish as the game proceeds.
No Chances for West Indies:
Although Bangla Tigers are the hefty favorites to determine a win at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, we can never write the Caribbean off in white-ball cricket.
With this match promising to be much more enjoyable than previous matches, betting enthusiasts are in for a delight.
After sweeping aside the West Indies in the first two matches, the odds are confidently in favor of the home team, who are in red hot form at the moment. Bangladesh is at 1.14 while the West Indies is at 5.75.
Captain Tamim To Make It Big:
The skipper has looked in a very fluent form so far in this campaign. He hasn’t been challenged sufficiently with giant scoreboards by West Indies, but he is currently the leading run-scorer from both the teams in this series so far. If Bangladesh bat in the first inning, Tamim Iqbal can be a rock-hard captain and be in for a big knock.