Date & Time: Monday, 17th June, 3:00 PM IST
Venue: County Ground, Taunton
West Indies and Bangladesh will face each other today, the 17th of June 2019 at the County Ground, Taunton. Although it is a little too early to call the matches a must-win, we are at nearly the half-way mark. Both teams have five more matches to play, each and yet, we can say, at this stage, that the teams cannot really afford to lose their grounding. Primarily because a loss could dash their hopes of entering the semi-finals. The match is available live from 3:00 PM IST.
Andre Russell’s fitness still remains questionable as his knees are giving him some trouble. The team did lose to England in the last match as the West Indian batsmen displayed low scores synonymous to their low temperament. Nevertheless, the team has a power-packed batting lineup that is all set to masticate the Bangladesh team. Shannon Gabriel is likely to be replaced by Ashley Nurse.
Probable Playing XI
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmeyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Crucial events are easily missed by the team, even as they play well, overall. Mushfiqur Rahman’s injury in the nets did not reveal any fracture. So, he is likely to feature in the team’s lineup. But then Liton Das is most likely to keep wicket in his absence. Rubel Hossain’s fast bowling was also visible in the nets during practice.
Probable Playing XI
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Musfhiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun. Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Mushrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman
The next few days, the weather is all likely to pick up, after horrendous wet weather last week. Lots of sunlight and a dry pitch is expected and the pitch surface is more likely to favor fast bowlers. But the batsmen will still be able to make some short boundaries.
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