After a splendid ODI series which Bangladesh won 2-1, Windies are now set to hosts 3-match T20I series against them. Today, we are here to predict the first T20I which will be played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of both the squads:
Top T20 side – Windies are known as one of the best T20 sides of the world. They have won 2 T20 World Cup titles so far. The likes of Gayle, Lewis, Holder are capable of turning around the match within minutes. The hosts, after their defeat in the ODI series, would like to comeback in style with a victory over Bangladesh this time.
Form of Gayle – Gayle played a superb knock in the 3rd ODI which is a big advantage for the hosts. His form will create trouble for the Asian side for sure.
Close defeats in the ODI series – Windies lost couple of games in the ODI series which they could have easily won. This pressure might be seen in the T20 series as well. If bat first, the hosts have to score a mammoth total to erase any kind of doubts over the opposition’s success.
Tamim’s scintillating form – Tamim is playing like a champion these days and his brilliant form would be a great sign for Bangladesh in the upcoming T20I series. If the southpaw can strike couple of good scores in the shortest format of the game, Bangladesh can recreate the magic of ODI series here as well.
4 new entrants – Bangladesh have included 4 new players in their side. The new comers would be desperate to perform against a quality T20 side.
Cricwizz’s Prediction: Cricwizz will predict Windies as the winner of the 1st T20I
Who will win the 1st T20I?
- Bangladesh (56%, 10 Votes)
- Windies (44%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 18