Bangladesh will lock horns with the depleted West Indies in the third ODI of the 3-match series and the match nothing but a dead rubber as the series is already sealed in favor of the hosts, 2-0. West Indies will be hoping they can evade an embarrassing white-wash.
The first two matches were played at the Shere Banga National Stadium, where the pitch was on the slower side and spinners did dominate the proceedings throughout the course. The teams will now travel to Chattogram to play the final ODI.
Though the visitors have an excuse for not having their senior players, a better fight was expected from the youngsters. There is no doubt about the potential of the West Indies line-up and given they have nothing to lose going into the final ODI. It would be entertaining to see their approach.
Bangladesh on the other side will know the importance of picking up the points here. They are currently placed 3rd in the 2020-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League and they will know things could get tougher once they take on the heavyweights.
Can the West Indies' side compose of the youngsters evade an embarrassing whitewash? Or will Tamim Iqbal and Co. dominate them once again?
Match Toss Time: 11:00 Local (10:30 IST)
Match Start Time: 11:30 Local (11:00 IST)
Match Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Conditions are brilliant for cricket as clear skies are expected throughout the course of the day and no rain whatsoever. The temperature is forecasted to be hovering in the 24-21 degree Celsius and the humidity at the peak is likely to touch the 80 percent mark.
The series is yet to witness 200 plus scores, seldom does it happen in the modern era of cricket. This pitch does look to interrupt the trend as the pitch is an ideal strip for batting. The team winning the toss should be looking to chase as the dew factor will play a vital role in this encounter.
Bangladesh have been doing a wonderful job and this could be an opportunity for them to give the youngsters a go. With the series sealed in their favor, the management and captain would not mind having Left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam and Batting all-rounder Mahedi Hasan their debut.
West Indies with the intention of evading an embarrassing white-wash would be looking to feature their full-strength squad. Their batting has been a let down in both the outings and they would be hoping their skipper Jason Mohammed and the most experienced player in their line-up Rovman Powell show some form of resistance.
Probable Playing Xl
Bangladesh (BAN): Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal (c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar/Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Rubel Hossain/ Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
West Indies (WI): Sunil Ambris, Kjorn Ottley, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Andre McCarthy, Jason Mohammed (c), Kyle Mayers, Nkrumah Bonner, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein
BAN vs WI Fantasy Team
Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rovman Powell, Jason Mohammed, Tamim Iqbal, Kyle Mayers, Shakib Al Hasan, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman
Captain Picks: Shakib Al Hasan (BAN), Tamim Iqbal (BAN)
Vice-captain Picks: Mustafizur Rahman (BAN), Akea Hosein (WI)
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