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Twenty20 World Cup

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 – West Indies vs Bangladesh – 23rd Match Prediction

The ICC World Twenty20 is still in its early stages, but the two groups are already taking shape brilliantly. In what was thought to be a death group, England now appear to be clear favourites to win Group A. They have already defeated the West Indies and Bangladesh in their respective matches and are looking quite dangerous right now.

West Indies and Bangladesh, on the other hand, are on the verge of being eliminated, and another loss today will show them the exit door. The West Indies are poised to face Bangladesh in a knockout encounter next in the competition. The match between the two teams will take place on October 29, 2021, at the Sharjah Cricket Ground in Sharjah.

Match Details to Note

Match: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 23rd Match, Super 12 Group 1, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021

Date: October 29, 2021 (Friday)

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

West Indies vs Bangladesh Team Previews

West Indies

Prior to the start of the competition, the West Indies were considered one of the favourites to win the championship. However, after two matches, they have not only not played like favourites, but they may easily be the first team ousted from the competition. West Indies presently sit at the bottom of Group A’s points standings, with two loses and zero victories. Given their present situation, they will also need to improve their net run rate, which is now a dismal -2.550.

The West Indies’ recent form will not make them proud. Despite doing a good job with the ball, their batsmen haven’t really left much margin for error for their bowlers to exploit. Given how well their top order has performed thus far, we anticipate that they will make at least a couple alterations to their batting order. Lendl Simmons was horribly sluggish in the last match, and we could see Chris Gayle go up to the top of the order and Roston Chase take his place. This alteration will not only improve their batting lineup, but will also provide more diversity in their bowling.

On paper, the West Indies have a team that should enjoy playing in this style. With batsmen like Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard, and Shimron Hetmyer, no total is too high for them to reach. Having saying that, none of those have appeared to be in total command of the tournament thus far. However, when it comes to bowling, the West Indies have clearly punched above their weight.

Overall, the West Indies may not have seemed to be a champion team until now, but they have all the firepower needed to turn things around. If the typical suspects can produce, their opponents will have to be extremely cautious about them.

West Indies T20 Squad

Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder, Andre Fletcher, Roston Chase, Oshane Thomas

Predicted XI: Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul

Bangladesh

Unlike the West Indies, Bangladesh has displayed flashes of brilliance in both aspects of the game, but not consistently. They performed an excellent job in their first super-twelve encounter against Sri Lanka, amassing an above-par score that they were unable to defend.

Bangladesh is presently ranked fifth on the ladder, with zero points and a subpar net run rate of -0.1665. Their low net run rate is mainly a product of a bad performance in their previous encounter, which they lost with England having eight wickets in hand and 35 balls to spare.

Bangladesh, like the West Indies, will aim to make at least a few of alterations to their batting lineup. Litton Das has had two terrible hits at the top and will most likely be rested in this upcoming match. Bangladesh also has to improve their fielding, which was a major factor for their failure against Sri Lanka.

Overall, Bangladesh have a good team that appears to be well-prepared to take advantage of the circumstances, but it will all come down to how effectively they execute in this match. They don’t have a power hitter in their batting lineup, which might be a defining factor on a field noted for its short boundaries. Bangladesh will be in business if their batters are capable of scoring large and scoring quickly.

Bangladesh T20 Squad

Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Shamim Hossain, Rubel Hossain

Predicted XI: Mahmudullah (c), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed

West Indies vs Bangladesh Toss Prediction

So far, five games have been played at this location, with the team winning four of them by chasing. The tiny area of the ground makes setting scores tricky, and we’ve seen tremendous chases in the past. As a result, the team that wins the toss will almost certainly choose to bowl first.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a high-scoring venue, because to the compact size of the stadium and fast outfield, which allows batters to score quickly. There is nothing on this surface for fast bowlers. Spinners have an excellent record at this venue since the ball may turn quickly on occasion and also halt on the batsmen.

On October 29, we can expect a sweltering day in Sharjah, and the pitch is likely to be flat, allowing for plenty of runs. Batsmen are expected to love the conditions, with the ball landing beautifully on the bat. To win here, the team that bats first would need to score roughly 180 runs.

West Indies vs Bangladesh Match Prediction

It is a crucial match since the losing team will be eliminated from contention for qualification to the next round. Both teams have experienced comparable challenges so far, and winning this match might be just what these two teams need to get back on track. Given how the two teams have performed thus far, Bangladesh appears to be slightly ahead. West Indies has a superior team on paper and will be better prepared to deal with the weather and small boundaries at this site. WIndies are the favourite to win this crucial match.

West Indies is the favourite to beat Bangladesh.