Bangladesh v West Indies 2nd T20 International Preview


West Indies lead Bangladesh 1-0 in their T20 international series and the visitors bid to close out a series win when the teams meet in the second contest which takes place in Dhaka on Thursday.

The opening match of this series was staged in Sylhet on Monday, Bangladesh started as firm favourites but WIndies sprang a surprise with a comfortable 8 wicket win.

The home side won the toss and opted to bat first but they were bowled out for just 129 in 19 of their 20 over allocation. Sheldon Cottrell returned bowling figures of 4/29 and although Shakib Al Hasan top scored for Bangladesh with 61, only 2 of his teammates made it to double figures in an innings of just 2 maximums.

WIndies made a solid start to the chase with a 51 run opening partnership. Shai Hope hit 6 maximums in his innings of 55 from just 23 balls and WIndies lost just 2 wickets in completing the chase in 10.5 overs.

This was how the teams lined up on Monday

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider Rony, Ariful Haque

WIndies: Carlos Brathwaite (c), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas

Overall H2H

Overall the teams have met 10 times with Bangladesh winning 4, WIndies winning 5 and there has been 1 no result.

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Match Result

Bangladesh 12/10

WIndies 7/10

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Suggested Bet: Man of the Match Shakib Al Hasan at 8/1

The home team need a win to force a decider in the series and if they are to level things up their skipper looks the most likely to star.