Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021 - 1st ODI
The 1st ODI of the three-match series between Bangladesh and West Indies will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka in Bangladesh.
While Bangladesh have not had cricket in a long, long time, West Indies last played white-ball cricket in a 3-match T20 series against New Zealand which they lost by 2-0.
With several of their first choice players - Jason Holder, Roston Chase, Kieron Pollard, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran - not being available for this tour due to COVID-19 concerns, West Indies are a bit light on resources.
However, with the likes of Joshua Da Silva, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd and Hayden Walsh Jr. in their ranks, they are still expected to give Bangladesh a run for their money .
Wth former captain Mashrafe Mortaza having been sidelined, Tamim Iqbal has been named the captain of Bangladesh. The team will be strengthened with the return of Shakib Al Hasan who was in the form of his life with the bat in the 2019 ODI World Cup before he was slapped a one-year ban for not reporting a corrupt approach.
Apart from the two spinners that Bangladesh will have in their line-up, they will also have to pick at least two of the six pace bowlers in Mustafizur Rahman, Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Shoriful Islam and Hasan Mahmud that they have included in their squad.
Given the advantage of their home conditions and the experience in their squad, it is advantage Bangladesh to begin with.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal Khan (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Md Mithun, Litton Kumer Das, Md Mahmud Ullah, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Saif Uddin, Mahadi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam
West Indies - Jason Mohammed (captain), Sunil Ambris (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Sunil Ambris (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Alzarri Joseph (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Joshua Da Silva (West Indies)
Man of the Match – Shakib Al Hasan
Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 260+, West Indies 240+
Match Handicap Bangladesh
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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