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10 Dec 2018 by Rob Esteva

Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd ODI Preview & Prediction

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AT A GLANCE

When? Tuesday 11th December, 07:00 (UK)

Where? Dhaka

Weather? Sunny with very little cloud or breeze and temperatures of 25c expected

What channel is it on? This match will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match? This match cannot be streamed in the UK

Are tickets still available? N/A

THE TEAM NEWS

Bangladesh

Coach: Steve Rhodes

Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza

  • Bangladesh romped to victory in the first one-day international on Sunday as they restricted the West Indies to 195/9 in their 50 overs but they knocked that off in just 35.1 overs with ease which is ominous for the remainder of the tour.
  • Rather than spin being the key to victory, it was pacemen Mortaza and Rahman who caused the damage with three wickets apiece and the West Indies could never up the pace really after losing early wickets due to their excellent bowling.
  • The return of Tamim Iqbal gives the side even more strength in the batting line-up and even though he could only manage 12 on his return, the top order actually looks stronger than their West Indian counterparts here and they will almost certainly go unchanged here as long as Mortaza overcomes a hamstring issue.

West Indies

Coach: Nic Pothas

Captain: Rovman Powell

  • The defeat in the first ODI was extremely disheartening for the West Indies and is an ominous warning that they face an equally tough time in the shorter formats of the game like they did in the Test series too.
  • The selectors will contemplate changes for this game and that could mean adding one or two bowlers who can add depth with the bat too so Carlos Brathwaite and Fabien Allen could potentially feature here.
  • Batsmen Chandrapaul Hemraj and Sunil Ambris are other options further up the order but it is difficult to see who would make way but that does mean the likes of Kieran Powell, Marlo Samuels and Shimron Hetmyer have to start producing with none of their batsmen looking anywhere close to their best form.

THE PREDICTION

It is virtually impossible to have any confidence in this ridiculously fragile West Indies’ side at the moment such is their form and inability to produce with the bat especially. They have more quality in this one-day side than their Test team but they still failed to produce in the first ODI where they were completely outplayed. This pitch may even spin more which does not bode well for them and is an ominous sign. Bangladesh are thriving at the moment and will be keen to seal this ODI series so there is no questioning their motivation. Barring complacency, they should pick up another win in Dhaka and seal the series.

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