Bangladesh Tour of West Indies 2022: West Indies vs Bangladesh – 1st T20I Preview and Updates

Following the hosts’ 2-0 victory in the two-match Test series, all eyes are on the start of the West Indies vs. Bangladesh T20I series. The West Indies have not played in this format since losing 3-0 to India in February of this year. Bangladesh tied Afghanistan in their most recent T20I series, 1-1. Continue reading for a preview of this game. The first T20I begins at 13:30 local time on Saturday at Windsor Park in Dominica.

West Indies have fallen out of favor in this format after holding the World Cup from 2016 to 2021. They have had a significant personnel change and now have an exciting new team.

In their first decades as an established cricketing nation, Bangladesh won many games as underdogs. However, they underperformed in the 2021 T20 World Cup and will need to improve in this format if they are to compete.

West Indies vs Bangladesh

West Indies vs Bangladesh

Match Details to Note

Match: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I, Bangladesh Tour of West Indies 2022

Date: July 02, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 11:00 PM IST

Venue: Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica

West Indies Team News:

There will be many changes from the West Indies T20I team that faced India in Kolkata in February. Only five players from the XI that was defeated by 17 runs in that game are in the squad for this series. Nicholas Pooran will captain the team, with Rovman Powell serving as vice-captain.

West Indies Squad

Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell (vc), Shamarh Brooks, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr. Reserve: Dominic Drakes

Players to watch out for:

Nicholas Pooran

As captain and wicket-keeper, the 26-year-old will have a lot on his plate. In this format, he has eight half-centuries.

Rovman Powell

The middle order batter’s reputation has grown in the last year. In January, he scored his first T20I century against England in Bridgetown.

Obed McCoy

A 25-year-old left-arm pace bowler, has been in superb T20 form around the world. He impressed for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL before doing the same for Sussex Sharks in the T20 Blast.

Possible Playing XI:

Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Devon Thomas, Nicholas Pooran (c) (wk), Rovman Powell, Shamarh Brooks, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein

West Indies Team Form

Despite losing 3-0 to India earlier this year, the West Indies won their last home T20I series 3-2 against England.

Bangladesh Team News:

Bangladesh is expected to make only a few changes from their last T20I against Afghanistan at the beginning of March. Mushfiqur Rahim, an experienced batter, has not traveled to the Caribbean for the tour, nor has Mohammad Naim, who has struggled with form.

Bangladesh Squad

Mahmudullah (c), Munim Shahriar, Yasir Ali, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Nurul Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed

Players to watch out for:

Litton Das

Litton Das has been in excellent form in Tests, scoring a half-century in the second Test in St Lucia. In this format, he has five half-centuries.

Shakib Al Hasan

The seasoned and talented all-rounder has a stellar record in all international formats. In T20Is, he has scored 1908 runs.

Mustafizur Rahman

The left-arm pace bowler impressed for the Delhi Capitals during the 2022 IPL. In this format, he has 87 international wickets.

Possible Playing XI:

Munim Shahriar, Litton Das (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Bangladesh Team Form

Bangladesh has only won one of their last ten Twenty20 Internationals, and that victory was quickly followed by a defeat against the same opponents, Afghanistan, earlier this year.

West Indies vs Bangladesh Top Team Batsmen:

With the bat, we support Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, and Kyle Mayers for the West Indies. In May and June, King was in excellent white ball batting form against the Netherlands.

Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Shakib Al Hasan are our batsmen picks for Bangladesh. In domestic T20 cricket, Hossain Shanto has two international centuries.

West Indies vs Bangladesh Head to Head

The West Indies have won the last two meetings in this format, the most recent coming last November at the 2022 Men’s T20 World Cup. West Indies won by three runs, giving them a two-match lead in the T20I series.

West Indies vs Bangladesh Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played WI Won BAN Won Draw Tie
Overall 13 7 5 0 1
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0


West Indies vs Bangladesh Toss Prediction

There have previously been two T20Is played at this venue, with both toss-winning captains opting to field first. We anticipate that both teams will want to chase a total in the game’s second innings.

West Indies vs Bangladesh Pitch Report

It won’t be the fastest or bouncy wicket in the Caribbean, but that shouldn’t stop a lot of sixes in this game. We anticipate that pace-off bowlers will benefit from the pitch and that the par score will be no higher than 170.

The first T20I in Dominica was cloudy and humid. There is a slight chance of rain delaying proceedings, but not enough to prevent a full game from taking place.

West Indies vs Bangladesh Prediction

This will be an exciting series opener, with both teams eager to improve their form in this format. The West Indies team is inexperienced, whereas Bangladesh will field an XI with extensive international experience. We anticipate a close game but predict a home win.

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