West Indies vs Bangladesh First ODI Match – Who will win?

West Indies are looking forward to winning the first ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday. West Indies won two test matches against Bangladesh. On the other hand with the West Indies, Bangladesh have just lost one match after another. So now Bangladesh is looking forward to winning against West Indies in their first one day match. Let’s see the weak and strong side of West Indies and Bangladesh. And we will try to give you an idea of which team is going to win Sunday’s first ODI match.

Source: News Bangladesh



West Indies strengths

Competitive bunch of players

So far recently West Indies have won almost all the test matches played in their own country. They have played 5 test matches on their own ground and won three of them. They were defeated one time and the other one was drawn. Hence, they are extremely competitive at home and can give strong teams a run for their money. Jason Holder wants to lead the team in the same way as he led the test series. In the ODI series, they got Chris Gayle and Andre Russell’s strong batting. And this attitude will help them to win the match.

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West Indies weaknesses

They are unpredictable

So long we saw the strong side of the West Indies, now let’s think of the week aspects. They Lost the ICC World cup qualifiers final to Afghanistan after dominating the tournament. And that proves that they can be brilliant in one game and mediocre in the next. So it is a little hard to imagine how they will do in one-day matches. West Indies should not focus on personal achievement rather than they should focus on teamwork which can help them to defeat the competitive Bangladesh team.

Source: The Independent BD

Bangladesh strengths

Quality limited-overs players

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Musfiqur Rahim, Mahmud, they all will serve as a blessing to the ODI series for Bangladesh. They will be the most important player for Bangladesh in this ODI series. Since they are the most experienced players on the team they should give their 100% to guide Bangladesh team in the series. Other players such as Tamil Iqbal, Liton Das can pack quite a punch, and winning and loose will also depend on their performance.

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Bangladesh weaknesses


There is a problem in Bangladeshi gameplay. Most of the time they cannot keep their good playing from beginning to end. If we analyze the last couple of series, we can see clearly that when most of the time they are closer to victory they lost their rhythm and for that victory just get out of their hands and they have to accept the defeat. So they need to fix that in order to win the match.

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Finally, as the West Indies are playing on their home ground they will get a bit more support from their own country. On the other hand, the defeat of the test series will give Bangladesh an extra motive to win the ODI series.

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Bangladesh ODI squad:

Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed

Windies ODI Squad:

Jason Holder(c), Devendra Bishoo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell, Kieran Powell

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