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|Liton Das||b: Hosein||14||38||2||0||36.84|
|Tamim Iqbal||st: Da Silva b: Mohammed||44||69||7||0||63.77|
|Nazmul Hossain Shanto||c: Mohammed b: Hosein||1||9||0||0||11.11|
|Shakib Al Hasan||b: Hosein||19||43||1||0||44.19|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||not out||19||31||1||0||61.29|
|Total||(33.5 Ov, RR: 3.69)||125/4|
|Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Liton Das, 13.2), 3-83 (Tamim Iqbal, 22.5), 2-57 (Nazmul Hossain Shanto, 15.6), 4-105 (Shakib Al Hasan, 27.6)|
|Sunil Ambris||lbw: Rahman||7||5||0||1||140.00|
|Joshua Da Silva||c: Das b: Rahman||9||13||1||0||69.23|
|Andre McCarthy||b: Al Hasan||12||34||1||0||35.29|
|Jason Mohammed||st: Rahim b: Al Hasan||17||36||0||0||47.22|
|Kyle Mayers||c: Das b: Miraz||40||56||4||1||71.43|
|Nkrumah Bonner||lbw: Al Hasan||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Rovman Powell||c: Rahim b: Mahmud||28||31||2||2||90.32|
|Raymon Reifer||lbw: Mahmud||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Alzarri Joseph||b: Al Hasan||4||7||1||0||57.14|
|Akeal Hosein||c: Das b: Mahmud||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Chemar Holder||not out||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Total||(32.2 Ov, RR: 3.77)||122/10|
|Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Sunil Ambris, 1.2), 2-24 (Joshua Da Silva, 5.2), 3-45 (Andre McCarthy, 12.4), 4-56 (Jason Mohammed, 16.6), 8-121 (Kyle Mayers, 30.4), 5-56 (Nkrumah Bonner, 18.4), 6-115 (Rovman Powell, 29.1), 7-115 (Raymon Reifer, 29.2), 10-122 (Alzarri Joseph, 32.2), 9-122 (Akeal Hosein, 31.3)|
|Shakib Al Hasan||7.2||2||8||4||1.09||0||0|
Bangladesh and West Indies come into their first World Cup Super League series with contrasting number of games in recent times. Even with all the quarantine and restrictions in these Covid-19 times, West Indies have played 15 ODIs since the end of the 2019 World Cup, the joint-most by any team. On the other hand, Bangladesh have played just six matches in this period.
What’s common, though, is the fact that both teams have won as many games as they have lost. While West Indies have seven wins and as many losses, Bangladesh have three apiece. The added advantage for the hosts is that they have a pretty solid record at home, especially against the Windies. Bangladesh will also boast of a star-studded line-up and will be hoping to start their World Cup Super League with some early points.
Now, this isn’t even the same West Indies side with as many as 10 players backing out of this tour. They are led by Jason Mohammed and have a completely fresh set of players for this series, making their task even tougher against a strong Bangladesh side, bolstered by the return of Shakib Al Hasan from his ban.
Team news: Bangladesh
Shakib’s return aside, Bangladesh have a full strength squad that performed admirably well in the World Cup a couple of years back. Their ODI side is taking a good shape and with Mashrafe Mortaza left out, they are seeking a new direction which is welcome to see. Bangladesh will likely field a strong batting outfit with Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun.
Team news: West Indies
Jason Mohammed had talked about eyeing a place in the ODI squad even when the Windies are at full strength and this indeed is his chance to do so. The Windies will bank on Sunil Ambris, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua da Silva and Jahmar Hamilton to give them a good total. They will be without leggie Hayden Walsh junior who tested positive for Covid-19.
OUR TOP BETS FOR THE 1ST ODI
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Litton Das, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saiffudin, Mahadi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam
West Indies: Jason Mohammed (captain), Sunil Ambris (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr (Covid-19 positive)
Shakib Al Hasan: A stunning transformation in the World Cup in 2019 saw Shakib Al Hasan scale new heights. The ban might have seen miss a year, but Shakib’s role in the Bangladesh side is likely to remain same. He will bat one drop and bowl first change likely to keep a leash on the scoring rate. Shakib had a stunning 2019 and will be hoping to hit the ground running against a depleted West Indies side. The left-arm spinner in him will also be depended on for wickets in the middle overs.
Jason Mohammed: Jason Mohammed comes into the side after two years and as captain, a role he had earlier fulfilled under similar circumstances. Mohammad, though, hadn’t featured in the CPL and played his last professional game way back in March. While he is rusty, Mohammed will know this is his chance to grab. He averages over 40 with the bat in List A cricket and his off break bowling has been used a bit too often in recent times. Mohammed will hope to showcase his utility as he steps out on the field for this series.