Bangladesh will make a full tour of the West Indies. The tour begins with the Test series, which begins on June 16 at 7:30 PM IST at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North-South Antigua.
West Indies is coming off a disappointing tour of Pakistan in which they lost all six white-ball matches. However, in their natural environment, they are a formidable opponent. They defeated England 1-0 the last time they played a Test series at home. They have a solid team at their disposal. John Campbell and Kraig Brathwaite. The batters on whom the team will rely will be Nkrumah Bonner and Jermaine Blackwood. West Indies appear to be a bowler short in their squad, despite the presence of Alzarri Joseph and Jayden Seales.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, recently played Sri Lanka and lost the series 1-0. They aren’t known for being good tourists, but with players like Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haq, Liton Das, and a slew of quality spinners, they’ll be hoping for the best.
West Indies Team News:
For the series, the West Indies named a young squad. Devon Thomas, Gudakesh Motie, and Anderson Phillip have all been added to the squad. Motie and Phillips have both played limited-overs cricket for the West Indies, but Phillips has yet to make his debut in any format.
West Indies Squad
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Raymon Reifer, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Anderson Phillip, Devon Thomas
Players to watch out for:
The best batter from the West Indies for this format. He was the top scorer in the West Indies’ series against England, scoring 341 runs in three games.
He is still in his early stages of his career, but he has shown enough promise. Bonner has a 42 average in 12 Tests and has been in good form recently. He will be eager to play well.
Jayden Seales had a strong series against England, taking 11 wickets in three games. He, too, will be hoping for some strong performances throughout the series.
Possible Playing XI:
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales
West Indies Team Form
West Indies lost all of their white-ball matches in Pakistan but beat England the last time they played at home.
Bangladesh Team News:
Bangladesh’s captain, Shakib Al Hasan, has been named after Mominul Haq stepped down. Yasir Ali has also been ruled out of the series due to an injury. Mushfiqur Rahim is not on the team.
Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehdi Hassan, Rejaur Rahman Raja
Players to watch out for:
Lately, the senior batter has not been at his best. He is, however, a batter who will thrive in the Caribbean’s bouncy conditions. He is likely to deliver against the West Indies.
Liton Das had a good series against Sri Lanka, scoring 281 runs in two games. While the conditions will be different, he will be confident and eager to continue his momentum on this tour.
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib requires little explanation. He is a match-winner and can win matches for Bangladesh on his own.
Possible Playing XI:
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mominul Haque Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mustafizur Rahman, Liton Das (wk), Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Khaleel Ahmed
Bangladesh Team Form
Bangladesh lost the most recent test series 1-0 to Sri Lanka. They were successful in drawing one match.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Top Team Batsmen:
The batters we expect to perform well in the first innings are Kraigg Braithwaite, Nkrumah Bonner, and Kyle Myers. Braithwaite, like Bonner, was on fire against England. Myers had some good innings against Pakistan, despite the fact that the format was different. Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, and Shakib Al Hasan are the batters from Bangladesh we expect to perform well.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Top Team Bowlers:
West Indies are short on bowlers, so we will back Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph, and Anderson Phillip. Bangladesh spinners Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, and Mustafizur Rahman are capable of performing well.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Head to Head
The West Indies have a better head-to-head record, but Bangladesh has recently won a few games.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Head to Head Stats in Tests
West Indies vs Bangladesh Toss Prediction
The captain who wins the toss will undoubtedly bat first because the surface is generally favorable to batters.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Pitch Report
Except for the first day, it’s a good batting wicket with little help for the bowlers. The last Test here between the West Indies and England ended in a tie.
The forecast for the next five days is favorable. However, due to the venue’s geographical location, where the weather is highly unpredictable, there may be a few showers here and there.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Prediction
The hosts, West Indies, will start as favorites. The team performed admirably against England, winning the series 1-0. Even though the bowling appears to be a little shaky, the batters have been in good form. If they can neutralize Bangladesh’s spinners, they have a good chance of scoring a big total and batting Bangladesh out of the game. The visitors are an experienced team that has previously surprised teams away from home. They recently defeated New Zealand in New Zealand, so they should not be underestimated. We believe it will be a close series, but the West Indies have home advantage and are the favorites to win.