Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Bangladesh vs West Indies 2021 - 2nd Test
The 2nd test of the two-match series between Bangladesh and West Indies will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka in Bangladesh.
Not many gave West Indies a chance with effectively a second string side, particularly after they could only manage 259 in their first innings in reply to Bangladesh's mammoth total of 430.
However, it was the individual brilliance from Kyle Mayers, who remained unbeaten on 210 off 310 deliveries whilst hitting 20 fours and 7 sixes that took West Indies over the line. The team is not expected to make any changes to their playing XI for the second test.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, were hamstrung with the thigh injury to Shakib Al Hasan on the last day and had to make do with a four-man bowling attack. Even in that, Mustafizur Rahman was completely off colour and was hardly able to make an impact.
Bangladesh are expected to bring in both Abu Jayed and Ebadot Hossain in place of the injured Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman. They clearly do not have a problem with their batting, especially after all rounder Mehidy Hasan batted at number 8 in the first test match and scored a breezy century in the first innings.
Wicketkeeper Liton Das is more than equipped to bat at number 6 and Hasan can bat at number 7. This will allow Bangladesh to play an extra bowler which is crucial for them to pick up 20 wickets.
Bangladesh are generally very strong at home and it will be a big achievement for West Indies if they manage to win the series, especially with many of their first-choice players unavailable.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain
West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood, Sheyne Moseley, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Kyle Mayers, Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh), Kraigg Brathwaite (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mehidy Hasan Miraz (Bangladesh), Jomel Warrican (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Jermaine Blackwood (West Indies)
Man of the Match – Mushfiqur Rahim
Team Scores Batting first – Bangladesh 360+, West Indies 300+
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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