Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Bangladesh v Windies 1st T20
The Windies had levelled the ODI series by beating Bangladesh by four wickets in the 2nd ODI but the hosts proved too strong for them as they bounced back in the last ODI and did not even give the visitors a chance.
Bangladesh beat Windies in the last T20 series played between two teams in August this year. The Windies have just won two out of their 11 T20Is this year.
If there is one batsman that the Bangladesh team would be warry of, it is Shai Hope. The opener cracked consecutive centuries in the second and third ODI but he has been pretty much waging a loan battle and has not got any support from his fellow batsman.
It was expected that Shimron Hetmyer would blast off the opposition bowling lineup at some point on the tour but that is still to happen. Possibly, the T20s will give more freedom and allow him to express himself.
With the ball, the Windies are certainly missing the control of Ashley Nurse who is out of the team due to injury. Oshane Thomas can provide them with an X-factor in the T20Is as this is the format which suits him the best. He would have to just bowl four overs and he can do that with his full intensity. Skipper Carlos Brathwaite will also play a huge role both with bat and ball.
The return of Tameem Iqbal has further strengthened the batting lineup of Bangladesh. The fact that Soumya Sarkar bounced back into form in the last ODI will also give them a lot of confidence. Now that Shakib Al Hasan is also back, they look a well-rounded unit.
Here's a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams.
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain
Windies - Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kieron Pollard, Carlos Brathwaite (c), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Shai Hope (Windies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh), Oshane Thomas (Windies)
Most Sixes – Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Shimron Hetmyer (Windies)
Team Scores batting first – Bangladesh 150+ , Windies 140+
*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 soon, so stay tuned.
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