West Indies also lost their previous fixture to the World Cup hosts England such as their batsmen didn’t show the temperament to set up a decent total. Moreover, England didn’t face much resistance from Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, and even the Shannon Gabriel. In the meantime, Bangladesh has issues of their own, and the team overall performs well while missing on critical events during a match.
In the match that against England, the team showed courage to chase a massive 387 run target such as Shakib Al Hasan smashed 121. Moreover, while other batsmen are failing to accompany him and the team wrapped up for 280 runs. It has also become critical for both the sides to win their remaining matches to keep hopes alive for semi-finals.
Preparations of Bangladesh and West Indies
Sabbir Rahman has also not got a playing opportunity for Bangladesh in this game such as they are preferred Mohammad Mithun over him. Moreover, while Mithun has not able to contribute such as much with the bat as the team management has like him to which might prompt them to consider Sabbir.
West Indies have also played Carlos Brathwaite in both the games so far, while he does not seem to add much to the team, and either with bat or ball. In the meantime, his military medium pace bowling handled pretty quickly by the opposition, and he has not shown enough credentials with the bat to give a longer rope.
Although Mohammad Saifuddin has also not done too poorly for Bangladesh so far, and Bangladesh seem in need of an out-and-out fast bowler. Further, they might go for Rubel Hossain, which means that Saifuddin might have to sit out. West Indies are played Carlos Brathwaite in both games so far, while he does not seem to add much to the team, and either with bat or ball.
Date: June 17, 2019, Monday.
Place: Country Ground Taunton.
Time: 3:00 pm IST, 13:30 am local.
West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas.
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Jayed, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Mithun (wk), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal.