The West Indies will take on Bangladesh in their ODI series on Friday, August 22.
The 2nd ODI is slated to start at at 9:30 a.m. AST (7:30 p.m. BDT) at the National Cricket Stadium in St. George’s, Grenada.
The match will be broadcast on ESPN in the West Indies, BTV in Bangladesh, and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
It will also be broadcast on Star Cricket and Star Sports in India, Ten Sports and Neo Cricket in Pakistan, MTV in Sri Lanka, Fox Sports in Australia, SuperSport in South Africa, and Ten Sports in the Middle East
Live streaming will be available via Watch ESPN, Gazi TV, and Sky Sports, among other broadcasters.
The West Indies won the 1st ODI by three wickets, despite just losing their coach Ottis Gibson. Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin helped secure the tense victory.
Bangladesh is dealing with an ever-increasing winless streak, which was extended to 11 by the loss.
ESPN reported that the team is hurting themselves by making poor decisions both on and off the field–with costly decisions coming from the players but also in the selection process.
“After this three-wicket loss, expect more reactionary changes, as has been the norm this year. Twenty players have been used during this winless streak so far, which can cause a lot of insecurity within the team. Here too someone like Shamsur would feel unsure whether he would be given another chance. If Mominul can be considered too slow or out of sorts after just one innings, what guarantee is there for him?” it reported.
” This sense of insecurity should make players more careful, but the batsmen who have a question mark next to their name were anything but. Tamim Iqbal, an accomplished opener trying to get out of a rut, was diligent for a while before he tried the pull shot one too many times. Shamsur tickled down the leg-side and Mahmudullah, woefully out of form for nearly two years, saw the ball get knocked off his thigh-pad as it also slid down the leg side. These dismissals are unfortunate in the best of times so when the batsman is out of form, more caution is expected.
“Mushfiqur would have to lead the way, but it is a big ask to change habits and there is very little time. Not many of the habits internalised during a lean period can be scrubbed out but like Tamim and Anamul had shown, it is possible to bring about a change by making the right mentality.”
The 3rd ODI will be on Monday, August 25 at Warner Park in Basseterre.
Following that, the teams will play an Only T20I, then a 2 Test Series.
See probable squads below–note that Mominul Haque or Mithun Ali could replace Shamsur for Bangladesh while Nikita Miller or Darren Sammy could play for West Indies.
1 Chris Gayle, 2 Kirk Edwards, 3 Darren Bravo, 4 Lendl Simmons, 5 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 6 Dwayne Bravo (capt), 7 Kieron Pollard, 8 Sunil Narine, 9 Jason Holder, 10 Ravi Rampaul, 11 Kemar Roach.
1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Imrul Kayes, 4 Shamsur Rahman, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Sohag Gazi, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Al-Amin Hossain.