Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Preview: Team News, Head to Heads and Predicted XI

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Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Preview (Sportskeeda)
Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Preview (Sportskeeda)

Bangladesh would be beaming with confidence following a 2-0 series win over the rival Caribbean lineup and would eye for registering the same in the 3-match ODIs, the first of which would be played at Dhaka. West Indies, on the other hand, haven’t had a great run for the past couple of months across the international circuits, and thus, would be anxious to score a victory in the¬†forthcoming duel which would set the tone for remaining couple of contests. Here’s a sneak peek into the much awaited Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Preview featuring the Team News, Head to Heads & Probable XI for both the units.

Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Preview

Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Preview (Sportskeeda)
Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Preview (Sportskeeda)

Date: December 9, Sunday.

Time: 1:30 PM IST, 2:00 PM Local, 8:00 AM GMT.

Venue:  Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

Head to Heads in ODIs played to date

Bangladesh and Windies have battled it out on almost 31 occasions in the white-ball cricket, with Bangladesh emerging meritorious on 9 occasions, Windies on 20 occasions, and the remaining couple of contests ending as a no result for both the units.

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Bangladesh

Batting

With Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar back into the ODI unit, the chances for a Bangladeshi conquest have now turned one hundred percent, and only an unforeseen event could stop them from acquiring a victory in the forthcoming contest. Along with Imrul Kayes and Liton Das, the quartet could be easily anticipated to score some majestic runs for the Bangladeshi unit, which in turn, could give the home side a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series.

Bowling

The likes of Shakib Al Hasan and Moshrafe Mortaza would be anticipated to render some impeccable performances for the home side to attain a dominance over the touring Windies lineup.

Bangladesh Predicted XI for the 1st ODI

Mushfiqur Rahim, Moshrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman.

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West Indies

Batting

Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope have had some impeccable partnerships whilst batting amidst the Asian conditions, and thus, would be expected to keep up the stellar work in the upcoming three-match duels, the first of which would be played at Dhaka. Apart from the aforementioned, the likes of Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels could also be anticipated to notch up a majestic show in the first contest, owing to their previous experiences of playing in the spinner-friendly condition.

Bowling

Roston Chase and Devendra Bishoo are likely to emerge as the top performers from the bowling side, owing to the pitches being more suited to the demands of spinners. Among the pacers, the duo of Kemar Roach and Kieron Powell could be expected to deliver a ripping show on account their experience of bowling amidst the Asian subcontinent region.

West Indies Predicted XI for the 1st ODI

Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Rovman Powell (c), Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Powell, Sunil Ambris.

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