West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI preview: Can the hosts bounce back?
West Indies would be feeling the pressure in the 2nd ODI as a loss could take the series away from them. After the strong performance in the Test series, expectations were high from the West Indies but the hosts struggled to chase down a par total in their own den and finally fell short by 48 runs which now puts them in a must-win encounter.
Tamim Iqbal scored the slowest hundred by a Bangladeshi batsman in ODI cricket, but looking at the nature of the pitch his innings was vital for Bangladesh. He ensured that the team got to a total which they could defend on that surface. Shakib made sure that he held the other end, which yielded a record partnership, but the all-rounder missed out on his 8th hundred by 3 runs.
The Windies will try to level the series but it won't be easy as the pitch is expected to favor the spinners and, just like other sub-continental sides, Bangladesh are good in that department
Mahmudullah could score some runs in today's match if given the chance to bat. He could provide Bangladesh with a flourish he has been consistent in the past and has played some knocks to remember.
Date: Thu, July 26
Time: 12:00 AM (IST)
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
Avg 1st Inns scores: 228
Avg 2ns Inns scores: 194
STATS: West Indies have played 14 ODIs at the venue and have won only 6 of them.
West Indies have not won an ODI series since 2014; their last series victory was against the same opposition (Bangladesh) at home.
Another four wicket-haul for Mashrafe Mortaza and he will join Abdur Razzak in taking the most four wicket-hauls for Bangladesh - 9 times.
PREDICTION: Stay with the team BATTING 1ST
TIP: Chance of a BANGLADESH WIN