Bangladesh Seek Winning Formula In Guyana Against Windies Bangladesh Seek Winning Formula In Guyana Against Windies

By Ravendra Madholall
Bangladesh have no motivation so far in the Caribbean after they were humiliated in the preceding two-match test series, 2-0 and now facing similar prospect against West Indies in the current T20 rubber.

The two teams are set to collide in the third game on Thursday at Providence, Guyana for the final showdown.

The visitors suffered a 35-run loss in the penultimate encounter while the first contest was badly affected by rain which was consequently and unfortunately abandoned.

Bangladesh haven’t shown potency in the batting as they failed to surpass West Indies’ respectable 193 as they were left stranded with disappointment at 158-6 at the completion of the contest in Dominica.

A change of venue, the ‘Tigers’ no doubt are hoping for a change in fortune but they need to ‘roar’ in every department if they going to equalize things on a pitch that is known to be characteristically docile.

The first-game doesn’t resonate well for them when the game was at the half-way stage. They were 105-8 from the reduced 13-overs with the cream of the batting back in the hut.

Seasoned campaigner Shakib Al Hasan provided some resistance to bring about respectability though, but West Indies’ seamers displayed high-quality and dynamic performance in both matchups.

West Indies on the other hand are in a buoyant disposition and will be eager to formalize things auspiciously especially on home soil.

They made massive progress much to the elation of their aficionados. A series win here will catapult them to better standing on the ICC Rankings and boost their confidence just ahead of the three-match one-day series.

All three matches are slated for Guyana.

Their batting got the momentum by raking up that commanding total, thanks to frontline batsman Rovman Powell with a dashing, unbeaten 60 while opener Brandon King showed equal aggression and once again continued to highlight his consistent form. Nicolas Pooran, the captain, an attacking batsman too and his cameo 34 in that victorious match means a lot for him and by extension his side. Kyle Mayers, who was phenomenal in the second and final test at the Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia by fashioning a beautiful 146 to earn him the match-of-the-match, demonstrated his intention to be pugnacious with a rapid 17 while Shamarh Brooks along with the two genuine all-rounders Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith are capable with the bat at any time.

The bowling will hinge around pacer Alzarri Joseph along with seamers Shepherd, Smith, and spinners Akeal Hosein and Hayden Walsh Jr. Mayers and Powell have developed excellent control and could be useful in this abbreviated version of the game, if needed.