West Indies: WLLLW
Our prediction is Bangladesh will win the series 2-1!
The Bangladesh team will be hurt by this loss and will be hoping to win the series on the final match. Captain Mortaza was unimpressed by the fielding efforts of the team and termed it as their main reason for loss. All the Bangladeshi batters Tamim Iqbal, Shakib, Rahim, Mahmudullah and Liton Das has contributed with the bat in this series. They have a problem of plenty at the top order in batting and which pits the batters against each other to score more runs. Their bowling has leaked runs in second ODI after their superb outing in the First ODI. Spinners Shakib and Mehdi have controlled the run flow and are effective with the ball. Their pacers Mortaza and Mustafizur have been among the wickets and are threatening the batsmen consistently with their variations.
West indies have made a comeback to the series with their win in the second ODI. And they have a golden chance to win an ODI series since 2014. West Indies team needs more contribution from their senior batsmen Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Skipper Rovman Powell. Shimron Hetmyer is yet to fire in the ODI series after a good showing in the Tests. Shai Hope has been their standout performer leading their team to victory with his knock of 146*. Rostan Chase and Keemo Paul has showcased their all-round skills with both the ball and bat. Bowlers Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach and Spinner Bishoo had a good outing with the ball in the second match and would be raring to do the repeat of it. West indies victory has brought life into the series and this match would be cracking contest between the teams.
Mushfiqur Rahim – Rahim is in sublime form with back to back fifty plus scores in this series. And he is expected to play a key role in the middle order in batting.
Shakib Al Hasan – Shakib lends the perfect balance to the team with his batting and bowling abilities. Every captain wishes to have a player of Shakib`s caliber in the team.
Mustafizur Rahman – Mustafizur would be angry with himself after leaking 16 runs in the penultimate over last match. He must show an improved performance with the ball to lead the bowling attack.
Recent Stats (This series)
Mushfiqur Rahim – 117 runs at strike rate of 78 (HS – 62, 50s -2)
Mustafizur Rahman – 5 wickets at average of 20 and economy 4.5 RPO
Shakib Al Hasan – 95 runs at strike rate of 108 and 1 wicket at an economy of 3.2.
Mashrafe Mortaza (C),Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk), Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehdi Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain.
Rubel Hossain has been their weak link in the bowling department, but Bangladesh will get him an extended run in the team.No changes in the playing XI is expected.
Shai Hope – Shai Hope has raised the hopes of the West indies team and has been star performer of the team. He will have to perform on a consistent basis for the team`s cause.
Keemo Paul – Keemo paul showed his ability to bat in crunch situations last match. He needs to contain batsmen with the ball and stop the run flow with the ball in middle overs.
Devendra Bishoo – Bishoo bamboozed the batsmen with his control and flight last match and had a superb bowling figures of 10-1-27-1. He will trouble the batsmen with his leg breaks.
Recent Stats (This series)
Shai Hope - 189 runs at strike rate of 93 (HS – 146*, 100s -1)
Oshane Thomas – 4 wickets at average of 22 and economy 5.6 RPO
Rovman Powell (C) , Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (Wk), Chandrapaul Hemraj, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Roston Chase, Keemo Paul, Devandra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas.
West Indies are expected to go in with same XI and will retain Bravo and Samuels owing to their experience despite low scores.
This is the first international ODI match to take place at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet. And the pitch is expected to be Batsmen friendly and can be a high scoring match. The bowlers have use their control in line and length and variations to stop the run flow. The match would see scores in excess of 300 runs.
No target is safe nowadays in batsmen friendly conditions. With day night match, dew factor may have a say in the playing conditions. Both teams would like to chase the target in this match. Teams batting second has won both the matches in this series.