WI vs BAN Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 23rd match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between West Indies and Bangladesh on 29 October (Friday) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. While talking about the standings of these two sides in the ongoing edition of the competition, West Indies are languishing at the bottom of the points table in Group 1 while Bangladesh are placed at the fifth spot.
Both these sides are coming into this match very much low on confidence after having lost in their previous outings. The defending champions West Indies have not had the best of tournaments so far as they suffered disappointing losses against England and South Africa. On the other hand, Bangladesh have also ended up losing both of their matches against Sri Lanka and England in this Super 12 stage.
The defending champions West Indies team are slotted at the 9th spot in the ICC T20I Rankings with 234 rating and 6792 points. On the other hand, Bangladesh occupies the sixth spot with a total of 6259 points. In the 12 T20I matches played between these two teams so far, West Indies have had the upper hand in this head-to-head rivalry with 6 wins while Bangladesh have emerged victorious on 5 occasions.
Fixture Name: Match 23, West Indies vs Bangladesh
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 29 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium are once again expected to favour the bowlers. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will surely be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, bowling first will be a great choice of decision after winning the toss. The par total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be an important move to pick a mixed combination of West Indies and Bangladesh players in your dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Evin Lewis, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman the must pick players.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mushfiqur Rahim
BATTERS: Naim Sheikh, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis
ALL-ROUNDERS: Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo
BOWLERS: Mustafizur Rahman, Akeal Hosein, Taskin Ahmed
Bangladesh will definitely have the upper hand in this match due to the slow and dry conditions at the Sharjah Cricket Ground. The Bangladesh team have some really good spinners and the batters who can do well in this match. On the other hand, it is an important game for West Indies as a loss here will knock them out of this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Defending champions West Indies will be aiming to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball after that disappointing losses against England and South Africa. The likes of Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and Kieron Pollard will have to take the responsibility in the batting department and they will be looking to be amongst the runs on consistent basis. On the other hand, Dwayne Bravo, Jason Holder, Ravi Rampaul and Akeal Hosein will have to play an important role with the ball.
West Indies’ swashbuckling opener Evin Lewis had a brilliant performance both in the Indian Premier League 2021 season and Caribbean Premier League. The left-handed batter has an excellent record in the shortest format of the game. Lewis has smacked more than 1300 runs while playing in a total of 46 T20Is at an amazing strike-rate of 157.81. He smashed a wonderful knock of 56 runs off 35 balls that included 6 sixes and 3 fours in the last game against South Africa.
For West Indies, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is quite an experienced campaigner in the shortest format of the game. He is still the leading wicket-taker in the history of the T20 format having picked up more than 550 wickets. Bravo has taken as many as 76 wickets from 87 T20I games at an impressive economy of 8.09. The right-arm pacer has the ability to keep control on the scoring-rate in the middle-overs and picking regular wickets at the death.
WI Playing 11 (likely)
The Bangladesh team will be hoping to play the same form of cricket both with the bat and ball as they did in the qualifying stage. The likes of Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah will have to play a significant role in the batting department. On the other hand, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan will have to play an important role with the ball.
For Bangladesh, experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan looked in a phenomenal touch both with the bat and ball so far both in the Round 1 matches and against Sri Lanka. He has taken as many as 11 wickets with the ball and also scored 118 runs in the three matches so far. However, considering his amazing record in T20I cricket, he will definitely want to come up with a better performance and in a winning cause for Bangladesh. Shakib has scored more than 1800 runs and taken a total of 117 wickets in 92 games.
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Bangladesh’s left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman has been a regular wicket-taker in the shortest format of the game. He was also in an impressive form with the ball for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League Phase 2. Mustafizur has taken a total of 82 wickets at an average of 20.06. He has an excellent economy rate of 7.49. He finished with two vital scalps in the opening encounter against Scotland.
BAN Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Shakib Al Hasan
Watch the West Indies vs Bangladesh ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players information and live match scores along with entertaining live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. A big panel of experienced commentators will be providing their expert comments during this entertaining WI vs BAN encounter from 3:30 PM IST at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
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