Exciting West Indies team will be looking to get away win across two different formats when they tour Bangladesh later in January.
International cricket has firmly resumed across the globe. Another eye-catching and highly-anticipated series is on the horizon as West Indies is set to tour Bangladesh. The most exciting team in the world cricket West Indies will be taking on the Bangla Tigers in the three One-Day International and two Test Matches from January 20.
West Indies Cricket Board has made multiple new selections for the tour of Banglades. High-profile players from the visiting contingent who have opted out of the Bangladesh tour. The pandemic has been the cause for concern while travelling away from home. Despite multiple absentees, West Indies will be able to field exciting team against Bangladesh.
The visitors will have two uncapped players in the Test squad, while nine such players will be making their debut in one-day international series. Despite all the obstacles, the series between is well set to have an extremely competitive edge.
West Indies will be motivated to beat a formidable side
West Indies recently got a heart-melting yet motivating letter from none other than Sir Clive Lloyd. In the letter, he told, he got a similar chance when he made his debut and then there was no looking back. The team would be very motivated by the kind words from the legendary cricketer.
On the other hand, Bangladesh is yet to announce their sides for both formats. It is certain that it is going to be a hard tour for the visitors as the hosts are a formidable opposition in home conditions. The Bangladesh has the formula to beat the top-sides at home. Over the years, they have clinched some famous series wins in the 50-overs format against India, Pakistan, and South Africa.
Bangladesh have showcased their capabilities to the world on multiple occasions. From knocking off India and England in the World cups to defeating Australia in tests at home, Bangladesh has come up with some big results over the years. They also managed to stun New Zealand in the Champions Trophy 2017.
Schedule for series between Bangladesh and West Indies
January 20: 1st ODI, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
January 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
January 25: 3rd ODI, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
February 3-7: 1st Test Match, Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
February 11-15: 2nd Test Match, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
West Indies Test Squad:
Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Jomel Warrican.
West Indies ODI Squad:
Jason Mohammed (captain), Sunil Ambris (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.
Bangladesh ODI Squad:
Tamim Iqbal (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Soumya Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Shoriful Islam.
(Bangladesh is yet to announce the Test squad)