Sylhet, December 14 at 11:30 AM IST
Shai Hope incredible effort of 146* helped the visitors to their first victory on tour, gave them a sniff at a series victory in Bangladesh.
For the visitors to repeat the performance here, Hope needs more support from the others. While the Windies batting remains fragile, the bowlers have come good for Windies. Oshane Thomas has made life difficult for Bangla batsmen for his raw pace while Bishoo has been accurate to choke the run flow.
Bangladesh would rue poor fielding and missed opportunities that let the visitors get away with a win in the second ODI. However, the bigger concern for them would be the batting. The batsmen have got starts but failed to make big ones. Once again, Bangladesh would be banking on the experienced trio – Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan – to register a big score.
On the other hand, Bangladesh’s bowling has done a decent job but were unable to keep a tab on run flow in the middle overs. They might make a change to their combination to plug it.
Bangladesh may bring in another spinner to put a lid on free-scoring in the middle overs. Rubel Hossain is the likely candidate to may way for Nazmul Islam.
Windies are unlikely to make a change and give Chanderpaul Hemraj another go.
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BAN Playing 11: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain/Nazmul Islam
WI Playing 11: Rovman Powell (c), Roston Chase, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas, Chandrapaul Hemraj.
Team 1, 2 & 3: Out-of-form batsmen come to the party
– Imrul Kayes has looked out of sorts for Bangladesh while Marlon Samuels and Chanderpaul Hemraj are among others who have struggled.
– Let’s take a chance on them and make them captain/vice-captain against the odds.
Team 4 & 5: Team change puts a stellar show
– Nazmul Islam is the only likely change in the two sides for the home side looking to stop run flow in the middle overs.
– Make him captain.