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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction for ICC Women's T20 WC Windies v Bangladesh

Stafanie Taylor
Stafanie Taylor
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A few months ago a contest between West Indies and Bangladesh would have been no contest at all but Bangladesh's recent exploits have made them capable enough to cause an upset.


Bangladesh came up with one off good performances in the yesteryears but the way they performed in this year's Asia Cup gave the team a lot of confidence. The way they beat Pakistan and India in the tournament and went on to win the title, it has instilled a lot of faith in the unit. The faith that they can win from crunch situations.

The West Indies on the other hand are the defending champions. But there is one thing that goes against them: they have not had a lot of match practice in the recent times. One of the reasons for that is a cancelled series against India. Despite that, Windies are capable enough to stake their claim for the title.

Led by Stafanie Taylor, who is currently ranked number two in the the ICC batter's list, Windies are a dynamic unit. Taylor's experience will come in handy for the team throughout the tournament. The fact that they are playing in home conditions will further favour them.

Their batting would be strengthened by Hayley Matthews and Deandra Dottin. At the age of just 20, Matthews has been appointed as the vice captain of the team; largely due to her century and a 70 against South Africa.

On the other hand, Bangladesh lack fire-power and explosive batsmen in their ranks. The team is led by Salma Khatun who is very good in using her spinners, so much so that she gives the impression of of MS Dhoni sometimes. Among the spinners, Rumana Ahmed and Khadija Tul Kubra are their major wicket takers.

 

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

 

Bangladesh - Salma Khatun(c), Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Fargana Hoque, Khadija Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Ayasha Rahman, Shamima Sultana, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Ritu Moni, Sanjida Islam, Nigar Sultana, Lata Mondal, Sharmin Akhter

 

Windies - Stafanie Taylor(c), Merissa Aguilleira, Shemaine Campbelle, Shamilia Connell, Britney Cooper, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Chinelle Henry, Kycia Knight, Hayley Matthews (vc), Natasha McLean, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Shakera Selman

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Windies

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ayasha Rahman (Bangladesh), Stafanie Taylor (Windies)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rumana Ahmed (Bangladesh), Kycia Knight (Windies)

Most Sixes – Fahima Khatun (Bangladesh), Hayley Matthews (Windies)

Team Scores batting first – Bangladesh 120+,  Windies 160+

*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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