West Indies vs Bangladesh Match Prediction: The Sportsrush present before you Match Prediction of 2019 World Cup Match 23 between WI and BAN.
Both these sides played England in their previous encounters and both had to face abject failure from those matches. It’s a proposition which leaves both West Indies and Bangladesh in a precarious situation, seeing them being caught in a predicament after having played the four games.
While both the sides have showcased more than adequate glimpses of brilliance, their failure to step onto the mantle in the pivotal moments and scour past the pressure leaves them in a cumbersome situation. Now up against each other, these two countries know that another defeat would all but bring down the curtains on their sojourn in the showpiece tournament.
Packed with more than a hefty amount of world-class players and playing on a batting conducive surface, this match between two level balanced outfits is bound to be real humdinger. The finest margins are going to come to play here, with absolutely no room for error for either side if they are to add another two points to their tally.
West Indies vs Bangladesh – What numbers suggest?
We’ve seen 37 matches being rummaged by these countries in the ODI arena with West Indies winning 21 of them while Bangladesh have the 14 wins. The two matches have been curtailed without a result being given as well. Away from home on common ground it’s all level though with West Indies and Bangladesh coming out on top the three times each along with the one abandoned match.
At the World cup is a 100% record for West Indies in the 4 matches played between the two countries till date. West Indies have won three of those matches while the one has been truncated, leading to no result emerging from the match.
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West Indies vs Bangladesh – Key Battles
Chris Gayle vs Mashrafe Mortaza
It’s his last international tournament for West Indies in the ODI format, the final time he’s playing for his country and the opener is looking to head out with a flourish. In all his appearances till now, he’s been a steady bat, coming up with quick fire runs persistently.
And on this surface, Gayle is going to enjoy his time out in the middle. With a penchant of taking on the bowlers from ball one itself, the lacklustre nature of West Indies pacers is going to be right in his hitting zone.
The only way Mashrafe Mortaza can send him back is by using the slower bouncer, a deliver Gayle is more than often bludgeoned against. Traditionally Gayle has always liked coming up against him losing his wicket only the 4 times in the 12 encounters the two have met in, all the 4 dismissals being brought about by catches.
Sheldon Cottrell vs Shakib Al Hasan
In a batting line-up which has been way too inconsistent, Shakib Al Hassan has been the reason Bangladesh have been able to launch a fight so far. He’s hit two half-centuries and a century against England ensuring that Bangladesh offer fortitude in the face of adversary.
However, in Sheldon Cottrell, he is going to come up against his sternest test till date. The pacer has cantered his way to a bagful of wickets, seeing his shorter deliveries, in-swingers and lethal trajectory render the best of batsmen obsolete.
The one weakness Shakib has shown s facing up against a wicket to wicket brand of bowling, one aimed straighter at him and just about slightly shaping in to cramp him for room on the pads. Cottrell knows he needs to send him back early on, especially WI with a solid 597 runs in 17 innings.
West Indies vs Bangladesh – Match Prediction
The tournament has till now shaped up in identical fashion for both the countries. They’ve both played the four matches, having won one, lost two and seen the one each give a no result. It’s only the better net run-rate which gives West Indies a spot two places above Bangladesh in the league standings, occupying sixth place as opposed to Bangladesh’s eighth.
At the Cooper Associates County Ground, the better bowling side s going to win in the match. With the last match being heavily billed as a surface where the pacers would thrive on, it was a perfect sluggish, flat, dry and brown pitch for the batsmen to enjoy.
And given the new ball frontline bowlers West Indies have along with the better depth in their batting unit, we see them traversing past this with the two points in their kitty.