BAN vs WI Fantasy Prediction: Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st Test – 3 February (Chattogram). Shakib al Hasan will be a great fantasy captain in this game.
Hosts Bangladesh will take on West Indies in the 1st test match of the two matches series. The West Indian side will miss a few of their senior players, including Jason Holder.
Bangladesh is back at their home ground, and this is going to be a big series for them. Shakib Al Hasan would want to continue his top-form, whereas Rahim & Tamim are the backbones of this side’s batting. The hosts are expected to go with an all-spin attack, with Rahman as their lone pacer.
West Indies struggled in the white-ball series, and they need to punch above their weights in this series too. Jason Holder, along with some of their senior players are missing in this team. Brathwaite & Blackwood are their lead batsmen, whereas the experience of Roach & Gabriel will be vital in bowling. Rahkeem Cornwall and Jomel Warrican will lead the spin attack of the side.
The average 4th innings score at this ground is just 203 runs. Both teams would want to bat 1st on this track. Spinners will enjoy bowling on this track.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib al Hasan, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Joshua da Silva, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel.
Two Match Test Series
Match: Bangladesh vs West Indies First Test Match
Date and Time: 3 February, Wednesday – 9:00 am IST
Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
Where to Watch: Live on Fancode
Top 4 Batting Order
- Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, and Mominul Haque.
- Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, and Jermaine Blackwood.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Taijul Islam and Shakib al Hasan
- Kemar Roach and Rahkeem Cornwall
BAN vs WI Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Mushfiqur Rahim will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Rahim has scored 1138 runs at this venue, whereas his average has been 40.64. He is a tremendous player.
BAN vs WI Fantasy Batsmen
Jermaine Blackwood will be our batsman from the West Indies. Blackwood scored 216 runs on the last New Zealand tour, whereas his average was 54.00. He has been the best batsman of this side lately.
Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque will be our batsmen from Bangladesh. Iqbal is a veteran of 4405 test runs, whereas his average has been 38.64. Haque has scored six centuries in nine tests on this ground, whereas his average has been 75.42.
BAN vs WI Fantasy All-Rounders
Shakib al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz will be our all-rounders from Bangladesh. Shakib has scalped 60 wickets on this venue, whereas he has scored 797 runs with the bat as well. Miraz has scalped 90 test wickets in just 22 games, whereas he has scalped 19 wickets on this ground.
Rahkeem Cornwall will be our all-rounder from the West Indies. Cornwall will lead the spin attack of this side, whereas he scalped a fifer in the practice game.
BAN vs WI Fantasy Bowlers
From West Indies, Kemar Roach and Jomel Warrican will make it into our team. Roach has 204 Test wickets under his belt, whereas he bowled some lethal spells in the practice games. Warrican has 261 first-class wickets under his belt, whereas he will thrive in these spin-friendly conditions.
Mustafizur Rahman and Nayeem Hasan will be our bowlers from Bangladesh. Rahman has scalped 28 test wickets, whereas ten of them are on this very ground. Hasan has scalped nine wickets on this ground, which includes a fifer. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Bangladesh are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Shakib al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Rahkeem Cornwall
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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