Cricket match date: 11th December 2018
Cricket match time: 12:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Cricket Match format: ODI
Tournament: West Indies tour of Bangladesh 2018/19
Team A: West Indies
Team B: Bangladesh
Team A Captain: Rovman Powell
Team B Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza
Cricket Match Preview:
The downward slide refuses to stop for West Indies as they stumbled on to another loss in Bangladesh. Bangladesh beat them by 5 wickets in the first ODI and now West Indies will have to win both remaining games of cricket to win the series. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will look to ease their way into another series win at home.
Rovman Powell chose to bat first on winning the toss. It was a conscious decision to not bat under pressure against spin bowling. However, Bangladesh put them under pressure straightaway by opening the bowling with spin from both ends. West Indies batsmen like to go after the bowling in limited overs internationals, but they failed to get going against the spin bowling of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh’s decision to open with spin from both ends did not immediately give them the results but kept them in the game. They did not allow boundaries for openers and, as a result, West Indies run rate never reached above 5. In the end, due to the usual Mustafizur’s spell, they kept picking up wickets and restricted West Indies to a total of 195 for 9 in 50 overs.
However, the real hero for Bangladesh was their skipper Mashrafe Mortaza, who picked up 3 crucial wickets and broke the back of West Indies batting. He picked up the wickets of West Indies mainstay Shai Hope, Darren Bravo and captain Rovman Powell. From then on, it was simply the case of not losing the plot for them and they did not.
Tamim Iqbal came back for Bangladesh but could not put on a good score. However, the sensible knocks from Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das made sure that Bangladesh reached the total without any problem. It is going to be crucial for West Indies to get their batting sorted because if they will not score enough runs, they will not be able to win games of cricket.
Cricket Match Information:
Bangladesh will look to seal the series against West Indies at Mirpur, Dhaka. They have won the first game of cricket convincingly and will look to continue their dominance over West Indies. West Indies, on the other hand, would like to arrest this downward slide and get back to winning ways. They are in danger of losing back-to-back series, which is not ideal before the World Cup.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
West Indies lost the first ODI game of cricket. Once again, it was their batting that let them down. Their bowling, too, looked less penetrative. Our prediction is there might be some changes in their lineup.
Here is our prediction of West Indies’ playing XI:
- Rovman Powell
- KOA Powell
- Shai Hope
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Marlon Samuels
- Roston Chase
- KMA Paul
- Devendra Bishoo
- Kemar Roach
- O Thomas
- DM Bravo
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Bangladesh have been in very good form in ODI cricket. They had Tamim Iqbal returning for them as an opener in the previous game of cricket. Our prediction is they will go with the same eleven as their last ODI.
Here is our prediction of Bangladesh’s playing XI:
- Tamim Iqbal
- Liton Das
- Imrul Kayes
- Soumya Sarkar
- Mushfiqur Rahim
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Mehidy Hasan Miraz
- Mustafizur Rahman
- Rubel Hossain
- Mashrafe Mortaza
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Imrul Kayes has been in good form in recent times. Due to the comeback of Tamim Iqbal he has been pushed down in the order. Our prediction is of a good knock from him in this game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Pitch at Mirpur is expected to be a good one for batting and to assist the spinners at the same time. In the first game of cricket, due to West Indies’ inability against the spinners, we got to see a low score. Our prediction is of a score around 250 by the team batting first in the second game of cricket.
Bangladesh will begin the second game of cricket as favourites again. They have the advantage over West Indies as their current form looks ominous. West Indies will have to do something dramatic to win a game of cricket here. Our prediction is of a Bangladesh victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Imrul Kayes (Ban) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Mustafizur Rahman (Ban) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Imrul Kayes (Ban)
Bangladesh – 1.40
West Indies – 2.60
*odds may change anytime