Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Bangladesh v Windies 3rd T20I

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
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Bangladesh came hard at the Windies bowlers from the outset in the 2nd T20I and the momentum was too much for Windies to fight against.

All it needed was three explosive knocks from Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammadullah to take Bangladesh to a daunting total of 211. The hero of the first T20I Sheldon Cottrell held his end up but each of Oshane Thomas, Carlos Brathwaite and Keemo Paul got a real thrashing from the Bangladeshi batsmen.

In reply, the Windies batsmen did not have any option but to look for a boundary on almost every ball and this is what resulted in their downfall. Shai Hope and Roman Powell did their job well and Keemo Paul too struck a couple of meety blows towards the end but the target was too much for the Windies to accomplish as they fell short by 36 runs.

This has now set up the third and final T20I very nicely. While Windies outclassed Bangladesh in the first first T20I, they got a taste of their own medicine in the following match.

Although the Windies lost the 2nd T20I chasing, a lot would depend on the toss in the final match and the team batting second is likely to have an edge.

Shakib Al Hasan has been brilliant in this series for Bangladesh. He has scored runs and scored them quickly. He does not give away runs and takes wickets as well, as a bowler. Player of the Match and the Series?

 

Here's a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams.

 

Bangladesh - Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Abu Hider Rony, Mustafizur Rahman

 

Windies - Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, 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 160+ , Windies 170+

*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.

@Cricket World