WI vs BAN Prediction: Australia squared off against Sri Lanka yesterday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Despite starting brightly, Sri Lanka could only muster 154/6 as they lost a number of wickets in the middle overs. In response, Aaron Finch and David Warner rolled back the years to set up an easy chase for Australia. Warner top-scored with 65 as Aussies won by seven wickets with three overs to spare.
West Indies now take on Bangladesh in the opening game of a doubleheader. Both teams head into this game following back-to-back losses. West Indies lost to England and South Africa while Bangladesh lost to England and Sri Lanka. The loser of this game would definitely be out of the reckoning for semis.
WI vs BAN Cricket Betting Tips
West Indies vs Bangladesh
Match 23, T20 World Cup
29 October 2021, 03:30 PM IST
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split into four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
WI vs BAN Head to Head: West Indies have 6 wins while Bangladesh have five wins.
WI – 60%
BAN – 40%
Both teams have lost their opening games. But Bangladesh have probably given a better account of themselves. West Indies have failed as a batting unit so far despite boasting of several big hitters. It should be a close contest but West Indies are slight favorites for this game.
Bet365: WI: 1.44; BAN: 2.75
Evin Lewis has been in fine nick lately. His experience in IPL held in UAE would help him succeed. He has 1380 runs in 46 innings including 10 fifties and two hundreds.
Shakib Al Hasan did not have the desired impact in the last game but he should deliver in this game. He has 1885 runs and 117 wickets in 93 matches.
Kieron Pollard can contribute with both bat and ball. This wicket will suit his bowling and he can clear the short boundaries with ease. He has 1410 runs and 38 wickets in 90 matches.
WI Playing XI
Evin Lewis, Lendl Simmons, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Hayden Walsh
BAN Playing XI
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
The wicket in Sharjah is slow and low. The spinners will have plenty of assistance while the pacers will have to use their variations. 150-160 should be a winning total on this ground. The team winning the toss might elect to bat second as chasing has been easier. All games but one have been won by the chasing side.
If WI bats first: 160-170
If BAN bats first: 150-160
The temperatures in the morning hours at Sharjah are 28-29 degrees Celsius. It will be a bright sunny day ahead with a maximum temperature of 34 degrees by 01:00 PM local time. As the match begins the temperature is expected to be 33 degrees and will reduce to 31 degrees by the end. Humidity will to be around 40-50 %. It will feel like 36-37 degrees as the winds will be light.
WICKET-KEEPERS: N Pooran, M Rahim
BATSMEN: S Hetmyer, E Lewis, N Sheikh
ALL-ROUNDERS: A Russell, K Pollard, S Al Hasan
BOWLERS: A Hosein, R Rampaul, M Rahman
Captain choices: S Al Hasan/ K Pollard
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