Today, West Indies and Bangladesh are locking horns in the 23rd match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 match. The match will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium at 3:30 PM IST. It will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network, and fans can also get updates, highlights, and tips of this match on these sports betting sites: Bet365, Cricsbet, 22Bet, 10 Cric, Casumo, Uwin, Betway, and 1XBet.
Currently, the two teams are standing in the last two positions on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup scorecard. Bangladesh stands at position 5 with a superior net run rate to West Indies, who stand at position 6. The games are coming thick and fast for these two teams, and each of them is struggling to get their first win in this stage; they have lost in their first two games.
Bangladesh has shown off some excellent gameplay from the start of the tournament. However, they haven’t won yet in any game in the super 12 stage, which is a performance they are uncomfortable with. In the very fast game of round one, Scotland snapped them out of their zone, and they were able to win the next two games to seal their berth in the super 12. They are woken now for just one more defeat could kill their hopes of making it to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup.
The team collaboration was missing in the last game with Sri Lanka, and they have players who are unable to stay consistent in their performance. When playing Sri Lanka, players M Naim and Mushfiqur Rahim set a power starts with a knock at the top of the order and took their team to a highly competitive score. In the game against England, these two players did not deliver a powerful start, and they went back early. Naim scored 29 off 20, and Mahmudullah scored 19 off 22, which were impressive, but they failed to convert the wins into a big score. Eventually, England was able to chase down their score in 14.1 overs because the team only managed a 124 run score. The team will rely on Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim today, for they look promising to get them across the finishing line. Clearly, the Bangladesh batting department needs to join forces and work together to make it to the semifinals.
West Indies, the defending T20 World Cup champions, are under pressure to perform their best to beat the Mahmudullah-led side. They have won the title twice, and most cricket fans rode on them to win this year. But the team so far will have to depend on Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis to bag the win with the bat finally. The defending champions have not been impressed by their performance lately and have not inspired confidence in their supporters or cricket betting punters. The best players of the team are crumbling down miserably. In their game with South Africa, Lendl Simmons’ approach to his innings was incomprehensible, putting lots of pressure on other batsmen. Evin Lewis opened with 35 balls 56 to set the foundation, and the middle order failed to catch up to make a big score. This caused them to end up with only 143 runs which were easy for South Africa to chase down in 18.2 overs.
Unless they win this match, their hopes of making it to the semifinals will be nothing but hopes. A third defeat by Bangladesh will keep them out of the tournament race. In the beginning, they were the most feared team, well being the defending champions that are expected, and were characterized by former experienced T20 players, match-winning power hooters, and all-rounders. The players are aging, and their play has been stagnant with injured players, and so is their performance. Players Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, and Andre Russell, who are part of the team, are known for their impressive play in T20 formats but their body structures seem to be wearing fatigue.
Chris Gayle is not showing the run-scoring rhythm that made him the top bowler in the world. He played the IPL this year but took off early, for he stated he needed to rest before the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, Russell was injured in the IPL 2021; however, he is still young to play and hasn’t shown he is back to his best all-rounder form.
Captain Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nicholas Pooran have been underachieving and lagging in the batting department that Evin Lewis has been trying to uplift. In the first match, they were bowled 55, such a perplexing score that showed how below par they are. It has also caused them two points that affected their net run rate, which is why they stand at the bottom table in this group. This means they have to win this match, and every match they come to with big margins to fix their net run rate.
Today they hope to start a redemption process because Bangladesh has lost in their two previous matches. Their opponent batsmen are not giving enough runs for the bowlers to defend. However, both teams have a lot to play for and win. Don’t miss out on this T20 World Cup match.
Bangladesh vs West Indies Head to Head
From 2007 to 2021, WI and BAN have gone head to head in 12 matches. The highest score of WI against BAN is 197, and the lowest score is 93, whereas the highest score of BAN against WI is 211, and the lowest score is 98. Here are the stats:
Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals
|Stats||Matches||WI Win||BAN Won||No Result|
|At Sharjah Cricket Stadium||–||–||–||–|
|In the last 5 matches||5||3||2||–|
|In ICC T20 World Cup||2||1||1||–|
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The pitch surface is sluggish, and the sky is clear with no chances of rain. A dry and humid day characterized by winds of speed between 18-20km/h and humidity levels of 55%.
Probable Playing XIs
West Indies squad: Kieron Pollard (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk)/ Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul, and Lendl Simmons/ Roston Chase.
Bangladesh squad: Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Mohammad Naim, Liton Das/ Saumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Afif Hossain/ Shamim Hossain, and Mahedi Hasan.
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