West Indies vs Bangladesh – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction
When is West Indies vs Bangladesh taking place? Sunday, July 3rd, 2022 – 18:30 (UK)
Where is West Indies vs Bangladesh taking place? Windsor Park, Roseau
What is the expected weather for West Indies vs Bangladesh? 28-30c with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze
What channel is West Indies vs Bangladesh on? The match will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK
Where can I stream West Indies vs Bangladesh? BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website and app
THE TEAM NEWS
- Only 13 overs were possible in the opening T20i, but West Indies’ bowlers impressed after taking eight wickets for just 105 runs with all five bowlers utilised picking up at least one wicket, Romario Shepherd particularly impressive taking three scalps.
- When taking into account the weather curtailing the match prematurely, the expectation is that the Windies will field the same starting line-up and hope for a similar result with the ball, backed up this time by a strong batting performance.
- Bangladesh will have almost certainly been the happier of the two nations following the rain’s intervention which saw their first T20i eventually abandoned and it’s crucial that they improve their batting, providing stronger support for Shakib Al Hasan, who top scored with just 29.
- It may be tempting for the Tigers to alter their line-up in order to add more firepower with the bat, but as they look to nail their team down for the upcoming T20 World Cup, Bangladesh will also likely name an unchanged side here.
A significant lack of quality with the bat was evident from a Bangladesh point of view and against this strong West Indies bowling attack, it would be no surprise if the tourists were to struggle again. Aside from Shakib Al Hasan, it’s hard to pinpoint a player who could play a match-winning knock, whilst West Indies boasts significantly more depth within their top order. Provided the bowlers can put up a repeat performance, the expectation is that the Windies will restrict Bangladesh to a small total whether they are setting or chasing a target, ultimately leading to victory for Nicholas Pooran’s side.