West Indies vs Bangladesh – 2nd Test Match Preview & Prediction
When is West Indies vs Bangladesh taking place? Friday, June 24th-28th, 2022 – 15:00 (UK)
Where is West Indies vs Bangladesh taking place? Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet
What is the expected weather for West Indies vs Bangladesh? 26-30c dry with sunny intervals and partial cloud across Days 1 or 2, although there is a chance of rain on Days 3, 4 and 5
What channel is West Indies vs Bangladesh on? The match will be televised live on BT Sport
Where can I stream West Indies vs Bangladesh? The match can be streamed live via the BT Sport App
West Indies beat Bangladesh by seven wickets.
THE TEAM NEWS
- West Indies came out on top in a low-scoring first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, bowling out Bangladesh for 103 and 245 respectively, before executing a fourth innings run chase of just 84 to seal victory.
- Kemar Roach was passed fit for the Test following his recent hamstring injury and starred with the ball for the Windies, picking up two wickets in the opening three overs of the match, before ripping through the Tigers’ batting line-up in the third innings to secure a five-wicket-haul and the fast bowler will no doubt have a big role to play once again in Gros Islet.
- Spin-bowler Gudakesh Motie failed to pick up a wicket on debut, but has been backed by Windies head coach Phil Simmons and could be given another chance to show what he can in this one.
- Bangladesh’s defeat in North Sound means that they have now lost five of their last six Test matches, as the batting continues to disappoint when under pressure, something they must rectify as a priority moving forward.
- Batter Mominul Haque has come in for criticism in particular, having now been dismissed for nine consecutive single-figure scores and his place in the Tigers’ side must be under serious threat.
- Another player under pressure is Najmul Hossain Shanto, who succumbed to scores of 0 and 17 respectively and Mosaddek Hossain could come into the team, replacing Shanto in the top order.
It’s hard to see Bangladesh not struggling once again when you weigh up their recent batting flaws, especially against a West Indies bowling attack high on confidence and strong on home conditions. Kemar Roach represents world-class opposition that the Bangladesh batters have not had an answer to and when you combine Roach with the support act of Alzarri Joseph, then you have a winning formula. Rain could play a part in proceedings here, particularly later on in the Test, so be sure to play things safe by backing West Indies to win via the draw no bet market.