West Indies vs Bangladesh Preview, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to know

West Indies take on Bangladesh in the 23rd game of the tournament. Both teams need to win this game to keep their hopes high for a semi final berth
West Indies vs Bangladesh Preview, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to knowWest Indies vs Bangladesh Preview, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: All you need to know
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West Indies take on Bangladesh in the 23rd match of the tournament at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Monday. West Indies are placed at 6th position in the points table with a solitary win, two losses and a match yielding no result. Bangladesh on the other hand, are placed just above Afghanistan and Pakistan at number 8 in the points table with a lone victory against South Africa. Both sides need to win this encounter, in order to keep their hopes high for a semi final spot.  

For West Indies, some poor selection from their star batsmen have caused their downfall with the likes of Chris Gayle failing to contribute on a regular basis. Their lone bright spot is the form of their pace trio- Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell and Andre Russell. Of late, they too are down with injuries and it would be interesting to see how the island nation go about their job in the upcoming games.

For Bangladesh, their batting has revolved around Shakib Al Hasan's contributions at number three. He has made scores of 121, 64 and 75 in this World Cup. Also, his handy contributions with the ball has also reduced the burden on other bowlers. On the bowling front, Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza has had an ordinary tournament with the ball and would be keen to improve upon his performances in the upcoming games.

Squads:

West Indies: Jason Holder(c), Shai Hope(wk), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Ashley Nurse, Darren Bravo, Kemar Roach, Fabian Allen

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin,Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Jayed

Recent form:

West Indies: Lost, No result, Lost, Won, Lost

Bangladesh: No result, Lost, Lost, Won, Won

West Indies vs Bangladesh: Bangladesh have 7 of the last 10 games against West Indies.

Head to Head:

In ODIs: Played-37, West Indies-21, Bangladesh-14, No result-2

Previous encounter: Bangladesh beat West Indies by 5 wickets at Dublin on 17th May 2019

In World Cups: Played-4, West Indies-3, No result-1

Previous encounter: West Indies beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets at Mirpur on 4th Mar 2011

At this venue- The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton:

Highest total: 373/6 by India against Sri Lanka on 26th May 1999

Lowest total: : 172 by Afghanistan against New Zealand on 8th Jun 2019

Avg first innings score: 222

Avg second innings score: 198

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