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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021 - 1st Test

Shafiul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan
Shafiul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan

The 1st test of the two-match series between Bangladesh and West Indies will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram in Bangladesh.

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Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das will be main men with the bat for Bangladesh while Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam are expected to be their leading wicket-takers.

Interestingly, Bangladesh have opted for a change in strategy after they picked an all-spinner attack in their one off test match against Afghanistan. This time around, they have selected five pace bowlers in their squad - Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Zayed, Ebadat Hossain, Hasan Mahmud.

The realisation came when Bangladesh were outplayed by the Indian pace bowlers on their two-match test trip to India after which the team management decided to have a balance between pacers and spinners to give the team a better chance of performing well, especially in overseas test matches.

While Rahkeem Cornwall and Jomel Warrican will be the main spinners for West Indies, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph's presence will ensure quality in the pace department.

Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood and wicketkeeper-batsman Joshua Da Silva will have to bat well for West Indies in the absence of experienced names like Holder and Chase.

 Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:

Bangladesh - Mominul Haque (c), Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das (wk), Yasir Ali, Saif Hassan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Shadman Islam, Nayeem Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Jayed, Ebadat Hossain, Hasan Mahmud

West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood, Sheyne Moseley, Nkrumah Bonner, Kavem Hodge, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Raymon Reifer, Rahkeem Cornwall, Veerasammy Permaul, Jomel Warrican


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh

Who will win? – Bangladesh

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh), Rahkeem Cornwall (West Indies)

Most Sixes – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Jermaine Blackwood (West Indies)

Man of the Match –  Shakib Al Hasan

Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 320+, West Indies 280+

 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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