Bangladesh vs West Indies – 2nd Test Preview & Prediction
When is Bangladesh vs West Indies taking place? Thursday, February 11th, 2021 – 03:30 (UK)
Where is Bangladesh vs West Indies taking place? Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
What is the expected weather for Bangladesh vs West Indies? 24-26c with sunshine forecast across all five days
What channel is Bangladesh vs West Indies on? The match will not be televised live in the UK
Where can I stream Bangladesh vs West Indies? The match will not be streamed live in the UK
West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets
THE TEAM NEWS
- Bangladesh managed to lose the first Test after being in a strong position for long spells of that game but they will be looking to refocus and bounce back in this second and final Test to level the series.
- They batted well for the most part with their only real issues coming on the final day as they failed to create enough chances so the bowling unit will be under pressure to produce the goods here.
- They were not helped by an injury to key all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and he will miss out here so Soumya Sarkar is the man to replace him in what could be the only change to the line-up for this game.
- The West Indies are coming off arguably one of their greatest ever Test match victories as they produced a stunning run chase of 395 to beat the hosts and take the lead in this two-Test series.
- Debutant Kyle Mayers was the star of the show hitting an unbeaten 210 in the fourth innings to guide his team to victory and 28-year-old Barbadian will be looking to follow that up in this game although Nkrumah Bonner, Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood all made significant contributions too.
- It is hard to imagine they will make any changes to their line-up following that first Test although it would not be a surprise if they rotated their fast bowlers with Alzarri Joseph waiting in the wings to replace Roach or Gabriel if they decide to rest either.
This Test series is finely poised after the tourists pulled off an outstanding performance in the last innings of the first Test to spring the upset over Bangladesh. The hosts will be fired up to respond and avenge that loss especially given the fact they were in control of it for long spells of the game. Much will depend on whether the tourists can maintain that level of intensity in their play and that is always the biggest question around this West Indies team. With the hosts sure to refocus and step up a level, they are favoured to exploit any drop off by the tourists.