T20WC Preview: WI vs BAN

T20WC Preview: WI vs BAN
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T20WC Preview: WI vs BAN

Bangladesh and West Indies will be up against each other in this Super 12 game of the ICC World T20 2021. Both teams are struggling as they have lost their first two games of the Super 12 round. Bangladesh was outplayed by Sri Lanka and then by England while the West Indies are barely performing with bat or ball.

The batting unit of the defending champions is completely out of form with only Evin Lewis looking in good touch. They were bundled out for just 55 in their first game against England while they lost to South Africa by 8 wickets.

Their bowling attack is not giving a lot of promise either. Akeal Hosein managed to impress but others looked ineffective. Windies will need an inspirational come back if they are to proceed to the semi-finals, chances of which are very slim.

Bangladesh too has lost both the matches they’ve played in the Super 12 round. Sri Lanka outplayed them in the first game while they lost their last game against England after a disappointing batting performance. They have to play against West Indies, South Africa & Australia and their semi-final chances are not looking bright either.


Head to Head

Overall: WI 6-5 BAN
In T20WC:  WI
1-1 BAN


Probable Playing 11

Jason Holder replaced Obed McCoy who is ruled out of the tournament due to injury. They can also bring in Roston Chase for Lendl Simmons.

West Indies: Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul.

Bangladesh can bring in off-spinner Shamim Hossain against the left-hand dominant batting unit of the West Indies.

Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das/Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed/Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam.


Pitch Report

This match will be played at Sharjah. The pitch here has been quite low but we have seen scores of 170+ twice and Afghanistan also scored 190 on this wicket. The pitch will have a low bounce but it won’t be as slow as it was in the IPL. 160 will be a good score. Teams will look to chase as chasing sides have won 9 out of the last 10 games.


Match-Ups (All T20s)

Simmons vs Shakib: 40 runs for 2 dismissals
Gayle vs Shakib: 69 runs at SR 216, no dismissals
Pooran vs Mustafizur: 36 runs at SR 200, no dismissals
Russell vs Mustafizur: 39 runs for 2 dismissals
Pollard vs Shakib: Average 80, SR 136
Shakib vs Bravo: 72 runs for 4 dismissals
Mushfiqur vs Russell: 40 runs for 3 dismissals
Pollard vs Left Arm Pacers: Average 17 (Threats: Mustafizur & Shoriful)


Key Players

West Indies

  • Evin Lewis: Lewis is the only Windies batter who is in good form. He scored 56 runs in the last game. Lewis averages 42.80 and has a strike rate of 196.33 against left-arm seamers and Bangladesh has two left-arm pacers in Mustafizur and Shoriful.
  • Andre Russell: He is coming off an injury. Russell has a good record with bat and ball both against Bangladesh and West Indies will want him to do well in this game.
  • Dwayne Bravo: He bowled well in the last game giving only 23 runs off his 4 overs. Bravo has a great record against Shakib and he will be the most important bowler for his side.



  • Shakib Al Hasan: Shakin is Bangladesh’s best player in this tournament. He is the number 1 all-rounder in T20Is and is performing with both bat and ball. Bangladesh team and fans will have a lot of expectations from Shakib.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim: Mushfiqur is another experienced and one of the most important players for Bangladesh. He is looking in good touch as well. Bangladesh will like to see him scoring runs if they are to beat the West Indies.
  • Mustafizur Rahman: Mustafizur Rahman is their best bowler. He is known for his economical bowling and picking wickets in the death overs. Windies have a lot of power hitters and the onus will be on him.


Dream XI Teams

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