On Saturday, the West Indies will meet Bangladesh during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Both come into the match on the back of mixed results and abandoned games for the both teams. As a result, the two are well down the order and face a difficult climb back up. For the West Indies, it is all the more embarrassing, since they boasted of one of the strongest batting lineups. They were even eyeing the 400 run mark, but have not quite been able to make good on their promise.
The two teams have met on 4 occasions and the West Indies have won three of them, with one match abandoned. They also lead in the highest score score tally with a score of 284 to Bangladesh’s’ 182. The Windies also leads in the lowest score tally, with 59 compared to 58.
Predicted Playing 11
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmeyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun. Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Mushrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman
Weather and pitch report
Monday’s match takes place at the Cooper Associates County ground, in Taunton. So far, the weather report stated that it will be overcast with temperatures of 17°C. The teams had fulfilling practice session the previous day after a torrential downpour of rain on Thursday and Friday.
Prediction for match result
Compared to the batting firepower of the West Indies, the Bangladesh team will have a very difficult time. The onus will be on the likes of Shakib Al Hasan to rescue the batting from tough spots. There is also the problem of Mushfiqur Rahim, who’s fitness needs assessing. However, the West Indies have problems of their own, namely the fitness of Andre Russell.
In conclusion, this West Indies vs Bangladesh ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game should go in the Windies’ favour. Bangladesh, for their part, are largely considered the underdogs but both teams have two losses, a win, and one abandoned game. Whoever wins this crucial game will leapfrog Sri Lanka and slot into 5th.