ICC World Cup 2019: WI vs Ban, Windies look to get their campaign back on track in a Must-win game - See Latest
ICC World Cup 2019: WI vs Ban, Windies look to get their campaign back on track in a Must-win game

West Indies cricket team led by Jason Holder admits his side will be underdogs when they face Bangladesh in a crucial World Cup clash on Monday. This all mighty Windies side beaten in two of their four group matches in this WC 2019 so far, so Holder's team desperately need to win this game to secure their second win of the tournament as they must looking for qualifying to the Semi-final. The West Indies team potentially have an explosive batting line-up yet to properly fire in this World Cup so far. West Indies cricket team need to change their approach towards batting. Most of their batsmen seem to be in T20 mode while playing 50-over cricket and it cost them against Australia and England.

On the other side, Bangladesh cricket team led by Mashrafe Mortaza expects the Tigers to win this game against this Windies side who is more likely to be the hot favourite in this must win encounter. Bangladesh, who last played on June 8 when they lost to England, will be itching to take the field after a forced break of one week with the game against Sri Lanka called off due to rain. They had the opportunity to score two points against struggling Sri Lanka before the weather plays its role to stops this match because it's a must win game for them to remain in the tournament. The use of spinners Mehedy Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan, both in wicket-taking form so far this World Cup, will be crucial to Bangladesh's game plan at a ground with short boundaries.

The playing XI for both teams will be key as it is a must win match for both sides. Both teams will likely go in with unchanged playing XIs.

Pitch report: The pitch for today's match is looking grassy, spongy and have pace and bounce. So both teams are looking to get a maximum out of it.

Weather forecast: After last week's horrendous wet weather, things are supposed to be changed in the next few days. The weather is largely expected to stay cloudy through the day. 

Head to head: 3-0 in favour of West Indies.

Facts:

  • Bangladesh's spinners have taken 10 wickets in the World Cup so far, the most by any team, while West Indies' spinners have claimed none
  • Shai Hope averages a dizzying 94.57 against Bangladesh in ODIs. He has three hundred and three fifties in nine ODIs, aggregating a total of 662 runs.

Key players to watch out for Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman.

Key players to watch out for West Indies: Shai Hope and Andree Russell.

West Indies Possible XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmeyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.

Bangladesh Probable XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Musfhiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun. Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Mushrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman.

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