WI Playing 11: The West Indies team will lock horns with the Bangladesh team in Match 23 of T20 World Cup 2021. It will be a must win game for them to reach the semifinals of the tournament.
In the last fixture, the West Indies did not find a strong finish, and had to settle for a score of 143 runs, which is way below par on this ground. The top scorer for the team was Evin Lewis with 56 runs. While other batters could not accelerate enough. The bowlers proved to be ineffective by only taking 2 wickets and the opposition chased down the score easily under 19 overs.
The West Indies team have not been able to play well in the T20 World Cup 2021, and have lost all their matches in the Super 12 stage. They will have to win this match to keep their hopes alive of making it to the semifinals of the tournament.
Their top players like Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard have not performed well, as they would have liked. While the bowlers do not enough proficiency to pick wickets of the opposition. The players like Roston Chase and Jason Holder are expected to feature in this match by replacing out of form Lendl Simmons and Hayden Walsh.
WI Playing 11 (likely)
West Indies Squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (vc), Akeal Hossein, Dwayne Bravo, Roston Chase, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Obed McCoy, Lendl Simmons, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh jnr
WATCH WI vs BAN T20 World Cup 2021 Live on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. The West Indies team is expected to unleash their natural game in this game due to the consequences of the loss, which would ouster them from sealing the place in the semifinals. In the last 3 T20 World Cups, they have made it to semifinals, and won it twice. They have the presence of top quality players in their ranks who have been impressive in the T20 tournaments and need to be consistent with their performances in the international circuit. The bowlers will have to execute their plans well in this match.
1. Evin Lewis
The top order batter is in sublime form with the bat in this year. He was the top run scorer in the CPL 2021 and have glorious starts to Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. In the last match, Evin smashed 56 runs and will be the best pick from West Indies.
2. Kieron Pollard
The fierce striker of the ball in the white ball cricket can provide the boost to the team in winning their first fixture. He scored 26 runs in the last match, and would surely look to his performance in terms of aggression to help West Indies post a good score on the board. In 90 matches, Kieron Pollard has 1410 runs and can take crucial wickets as well.
3. Shimron Hetmyer
The middle order batsman is coming after good IPL 2021 season, with his exploits to finish the game in a fine fashion. In the last fixture, he was unlucky to be run out, and is expected to do well in the fixture against Bangladesh.
4. Akeal Hosein
The left arm spinner has been a successful wicket taker in the power play overs. He took key wickets against England, and fared well in the South Africa game as well and can be a differential pick. In 59 T20 matches, Akeal has 39 wickets to his name.
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