At the back of a loss each to England, West Indies and Bangladesh look to propel themselves into winning ways as they face each other on Monday at the Coopers Associates County Ground in Taunton.
Both teams started their World Cup campaigns in glorious fashion with commendable wins over South Africa and Pakistan but have tailed off inspite of decent performances from the likes of Sheldon Cottrell and Shakib Al Hasan.
Bangladesh do seem to have the upper hand with the Asian side beating West Indies couple of times prior to the World Cup although West Indies didn't have the services of Andre Russell and Chris Gayle to bank upon.
With the league table slowly taking shape, both teams would be desperate for a win whilst promising a closely fought encounter in Taunton. Here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
Squads to choose from
Jason Holder(C), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas
Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahaman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed
Playing XI Updates
Not many changes are expected from West Indies although an extra spinner could be drafted in at the expense of Carlos Brathwaithe. Given the number of right handers in the middle order, Fabian Allen is a possible option while the rest of the sides looks good to go on Monday.
Much is expected of the explosive Evin Lewis, who has scored just three runs in his two outings for West Indies with the bulk of the onus on Chris Gayle and Shai Hope. Their bowling has been decent whilst employing the short-ball to their advantage and will continue to do so against Bangladesh.
Possible XI: Gayle, Lewis, Hope(WK), Pooran, Hetmyer, Holder(C), Russell, Allen/Brathwaithe, Gabriel, Thomas and Cottrell.
Bangladesh play after a brief hiatus with their previous game being washed out. Mohammad Mithun could make way for Liton Das after a no-show against England.
Das had a good outing against India in the warm-up game and could be a viable replacement. The rest of the side should remain the same with the likes of Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin revelling with bat and ball respectively.
All eyes will be on the opening pair of Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar, who have looked good with making a substantial impact on proceedings.
Possible XI: Iqbal, Sarkar, Shakib, Rahim(WK), Mithun/Liton, Mahmudullah, Saikat, Saifuddin, Mehidy, Mortaza and Mustafizur.
West Indies vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 23
June 17th 2019, 3:00 PM IST
Coopers Associates County Ground, Taunton
A flat track with lot of swing on offer beckons both sets of sides who look to outwit each other. The previous game here saw Australia defend 307, which could be enough considering the overcast conditions at the ground.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keepers: All three of Mushfiqur Rahim, Shai Hope and Nicolas Pooran are decent form with a fifty to their name in this World Cup. Given the nature of the pitch and their batting position, two or all of them should suffice in the fantasy team with the balance of the team kept in mind.
Batsmen: Chris Gayle and Tamim Iqbal are great options to have in your side with both of them for a big score in this tournament. The in-form Soumya Sarkar is also a viable candidate given his explosive approach at the top of the order while one of Shimron Hetmyer or Evin Lewis should suffice from the West Indian roster.
Allrounders: Andre Russell and Shakib Al Hasan are must have players given the importance and responsibility they carry around their shoulders for their respective countries. Both of them are in decent form and should score some points as well for the fantasy contest while Jason Holder is also an able replacement if one were to draft in another player instead of the aforementioned duo.
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman has a good record against the Windies and could pick a wicket or two alongside the likes of Mohammad Saifuddin and Mehidy Hasan, who already have a couple of wickets to their name in this World Cup. Along with them, one of Shannon Gabriel or Sheldon Cottrell should suffice as the final bowling option in the fantasy team.
Captain: Tamim Iqbal and Chris Gayle are the frontrunners with a flat track on offer. With their record in England conditions also being note-worthy, both of them are more than viable options alongside usual suspects Shakib Al Hasan and Andre Russell.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Nicolas Pooran, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Sheldon Cottrell, Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan. Captain: Chris Gayle, Vice-Captain: Tamim Iqbal
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Shai Hope, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nicolas Pooran, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Shannon Gabriel, Mehidy Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin. Captain: Andre Russell, Vice-Captain: Tamim Iqbal
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