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Bangladesh boosted by Mashrafe’s presence against imperious West Indies

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ODIs have not been a lot on the menu for Bangladesh and West Indies off late, as the upcoming sequence is barely their second task within the format in 2018. The hosts’ profitable qualification into subsequent 12 months’s World Cup signifies that their summit climb begins right here at house, against a Bangladesh aspect that’s wanting to discover a footing after the horrible Test sequence.

The guests have the inspirational Mashrafe Mortaza again of their ranks. It was a touch-and-go factor for him to come back to the West Indies after he stayed again along with his sick spouse for a lot of the final 4 weeks. But he will likely be happy to search out that his squad has further cowl for batting and tempo bowling.

Apart from the large 4 – Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah – of their batting line-up, Mashrafe has Anamul Haque, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain and Nazmul Hossain Shanto to attempt totally different combos. Among them, Liton is prone to have gained the openers’ battle against Anamul Haque whereas Sabbir and Mosaddek must combat for the lower-order finisher’s position.

Mashrafe will lead the tempo assault alongside the returning Mustafizur Rahman who has a lot to show after he missed the Afghanistan T20s and the West Indies Tests as a consequence of damage. Rubel Hossain will likely be enlivened by a format by which he’s higher at, than Tests or T20s, whereas Abu Jayed would even be buoyed by his Test displaying. Abu Hider, who has performed couple of T20s, gives selection along with his left-arm tempo. In the spin division, Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraz are joined by Nazmul Islam who has impressed in current T20s.

The house aspect in the meantime has made a number of modifications to the aspect that performed in Zimbabwe in March. Gone are Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Nikita Miller, Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuel and Kesrick Williams; Alzarri Joseph and Kieran Powell have been introduced in whereas Andre Russell makes a comeback to the ODI aspect after three years.

West Indies will really feel extra assured than Bangladesh given how the Test sequence went. Now, Jason Holder has Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Russell for the batting firepower, although they’ll absolutely miss the companies of Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach. Holder, nonetheless, can rely upon his personal bowling kind, with assist from Joseph and Keemo Paul, who impressed on Test debut every week in the past, and spinners Devendra Bishoo and Ashley Nurse.

Form Guide

West Indies: LWWLW (final 5 accomplished matches, most up-to-date first)
Bangladesh: LLWWW

In the highlight

Jason Holder’s 11-wicket haul within the second Test has put him entrance and centre on Bangladesh’s radar. Holder has additionally been West Indies’ most profitable bowler within the final 12 months, selecting up 22 wickets. His batting could be harmful within the late overs too, particularly now that Andre Russell has returned to the ODI squad.

Surprisingly, Bangladesh’s highest wicket-taker within the final 12 months has been Rubel Hossain. The 14 wickets at 20.14 is a far cry from his Test common of 157.00 throughout the identical interval. Bangladesh will rely upon him with the center and slog overs, with the hope that he finds his rhythm.

Jason Holder celebrates a wicket Getty Images

Team information

West Indies may have three automated modifications as Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite and Kemar Roach should not within the present ODI squad. Powell might get the nod forward of Jason Mohammed whereas Russell will definitely take Brathwaite’s place as one of many pace-bowling allrounders. Joseph might play rather than Roach, which would go away Nurse out.

West Indies (possible): 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Evin Lewis, three Shai Hope (wk), four Kieran Powell, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Jason Holder (capt), 7 Rovman Powell, eight Andre Russell, 9 Devendra Bishoo, 10 Keemo Paul 11 Alzarri Joseph

Bangladesh will likely be making two modifications from their earlier ODI, which was all the best way again in January 27. Mohammad Mithun and Mohammad Saifuddin are out, with Liton prone to open with Tamim. Jayed and Hider have to attend for his or her flip to be a part of the tempo assault.

Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, three Sabbir Rahman, four Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain , eight Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Pitch and circumstances

The Providence Stadium’s pitches had been unpredictable when ODIs had been final performed right here in 2017, however extra just lately in CPL and first-class matches, sides batting first could not actually kick on. There is a forecast of showers within the morning, so there may very well be a delayed begin.

Stats and trivia

  • Chris Gayle and Mushfiqur Rahim have 500-plus runs in West Indies-Bangladesh ODIs, with each near overtaking Marlon Samuels’ 523 runs, the top-scorer on this specific contest.

  • Evin Lewis is 32 runs wanting finishing 1,00zero ODI runs, and if he does it within the first ODI, he’ll turn into the fourth West Indies batsman to have completed it in 30 innings or much less. Sir Vivian Richards nonetheless holds the world file for quickest to 1,00zero ODI runs, having completed it in 21 innings.

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