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Toss Winner - Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bowl first
West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 runs
Battle for survival for both West Indies and Bangladesh
West Indies to win
Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates | Toss: To BowlBet Now
The points table has started taking shape in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and the 23rd game between the West Indies and Bangladesh would be an important one for both teams. Both the sides have lost two games each in Super 12 and need to win this one. West Indies went down to South Africa in the last game while Bangladesh suffered a defeat against England.
Bangladesh has seen poor form in recent times and apart from a few victories against the associate nations they haven’t done well. They have struggled against the big sides, and it would be a big challenge for them against West Indies. It remains to be seen whether the defending champions can shed their poor form and make a comeback to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
The defending champions have failed to live up to their reputation and Kieron Pollard would be upset about it. They have lost both the games comprehensively and put up a poor show with the bat in the last game against South Africa to lose it by 8 wickets. This is their last shot at berth for the semifinals and Pollard would like to see a spirited show from his team.
Andre Fletcher is expected to replace Lendl Simmons and he would have to deliver a good show opening the batting with Evin Lewis. Nicholas Pooran and Chis Gayle haven’t fired yet in the middle order and the side would like to see a better show from them in this game. The side has the best finishers in the world and quick runs would be expected from Pollard, Andre Russell, Shimron Hetmyer, and Dwayne Bravo in this game.
Their bowlers put up a good show in the last game with Ravi Rampaul and Akeal Hosein bowling tight spells with the new ball. They will look to grab early wickets against Bangladesh’s struggling top order. Bravo has looked good, and Hayden Walsh must make good use of the conditions here. Pollard and Russell have been expensive, and they must check their line and length.
Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul
Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravi Rampaul, Akeal Hosein, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell
Mahmudullah’s side is in deep trouble with two straight losses. The side has looked in poor form with the bat. It was a below-par performance by the side in their last game against England where they went down by 8 wickets. They have no time to waste and must win this game by a big margin to get their first points and improve the run rate.
Liton Das is likely to make way for Soumya Sarkar in this game and he would need to set up a good stand with Mohammad Naim. In the middle order Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim have been inconsistent, and the side would like to see a better show from them. Down the order runs would be needed from Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, and Nasum Ahmed.
Their bowling attack has also looked ordinary, and the side would look for early wickets as West Indies have struggled with the bat. Shakib and Mustafizur Rahman must deliver with the new ball. Mahedi Hasan hasn’t used the conditions well and there would be a lot of pressure on him to perform. Nasum Ahmed and Shoriful Islam also need to play their part well here.
Mahmudullah (c), Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Soumya Sarkar, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Naim Sheikh, Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah
We would see a hot afternoon at Sharjah on October 29 and the wicket is expected to be flat where we would see lots of runs. Batsmen are likely to enjoy the conditions with the ball coming onto the bat nicely. The side that bats first would have to target a score around the 180-run mark to win here.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a high scoring with the small size of the ground and fast outfield helping batsmen score quick runs. There is absolutely nothing on this surface for the fast bowlers. Spinners have enjoyed a good record here as the ball can turn sharply on occasions and also stop on the batsmen.
Five games have been played at this venue so far and in four games the side has won chasing. The small size of the ground makes it difficult to set scores and we have seen big chases in the past. Hence, the side winning the toss would have little hesitation in opting to bowl first.
Both sides would be under pressure going into this contest. Bangladesh would feel more heat as their batting line-up is looking in terrible form and they must do well with the bat to put pressure on the West Indies. The West Indies on the other hand would see this as an opportunity to strike form and get back into the tournament. They have good firepower with the bat and this would put them ahead in the game.
West Indies to win
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