After complete dominance in two friendlies, T20 giants West Indies are also in the hunt for a kill in the T20 series when Nicolas Pooran’s side take on Bangladesh in the first of three games on Saturday. The inaugural West Indies vs Bangladesh T20 will be broadcast live in India. (More cricket news)
Check out the WI vs BAN first T20 scorecard HERE and the ball-by-ball commentary HERE.
Seventh in the world rankings, two-time world champions, West Indies are one of the most dangerous sides in the world. With power hitters like Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd and Pooran to name a few, on any given day the Caribbeans pose a serious threat to any opposition in the world.
On the other hand, Bangladesh struggled with their late teeing off as the visitors lost both friendlies in three days. Most importantly, Bangladesh’s main concern in this series will be solving their opening dilemma ahead of the T20 World Cup.
With the likes of Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das among their ranks, world No. 8 Bangladesh need to improve across the board if they are to bring anything back from the West Indies tour. In fact, Bangladesh have lost four and won just one in their last five T20 games, all at home.
Bangladesh lost the three-game streak to Pakistan last year before starting 2022 with a win over Afghanistan. However, the Bangla Tigers also lost the second and final T20 of the series against Afghanistan.
On the other hand, the West Indies are also struggling with their form in the game’s shortest format. Of eight T20 games played in 2022, the West Indies have won just three and lost five, including a 3-0 whitewash against India.
head to head
West Indies have a 7-5 head-to-head T20 record against Bangladesh. A game ended without a result. The last time both teams faced each other was during the group stage of the T20 World Cup last year in Sharjah.
When is WI vs BAN 1st T20 International Match?
The West Indies v Bangladesh, T20 1 match will be played on July 2nd (Saturday) at 23:00 IST/13:30 local time at Windsor Park, Dominica.
How to watch WI vs BAN, 1st T20 live streaming in India?
WI vs BAN 1st T20 live streaming will be available on FanCode app in India.
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (Captain), Rovman Powell (Vice-Captain), Shamarh Brooks, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr. Reserves: Dominik Drakes .
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (Captain), Munim Shahriar, Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Quazi Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed.