Mon, 24 Sep 2018
Saint Joseph

Bangladesh LLDLL

In the spotlight

After Bangladesh had been bowled out for just 43, Kraigg Brathwaite showed exactly how to bat in Antigua. He struck a century after almost 12 months, the seventh in his career, and will once again test Bangladesh's patience.

Nurul Hasan's inclusion as the specialist wicketkeeper was a surprise, but he made sure it would be hard to drop him, with a gritty half-century in the second innings. Tamim said that Nurul's innings was an inspiration for the rest of the batting line-up, but can the rookie step up further?

Team news

Alzarri Joseph is likely to replace Kemar Roach ahead of Keemo Paul. Shimron Hetmyer may also have to wait for his chance, with West Indies likely to stick to the combination that inflicted an innings defeat on the visitors.

West Indies (probable): 1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Devon Smith, 3 Kieran Powell, 4 Shai Hope, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shane Dowrich (wk), 7 Jason Holder (capt), 8 Devendra Bishoo, 9 Miguel Cummins, 10 Shannon Gabriel, 11 Alzarri Joseph

After a poor batting performance, the Bangladesh management usually picks an extra batsman in the following game for damage control. If that's what happens in Jamaica, either Imrul Kayes or Nazmul Hossain Shanto would be the eighth batsman.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Nurul Hasan, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Rubel Hossain, 10 Abu Jayed, 11 Kamrul Islam Rabbi

Pitch and conditions

On the eve of the match, Shakib Al Hasan said there would be "little more consistent pace and bounce than in Antigua" and he expected a "true wicket". There's a forecast of a light shower in Kingston early on the first day, but it's clear skies for the rest of the game.

Stats and triviaQuotes

"It is obviously a very important game for us. It is important how we start the game, whether we bowl or bat first. We need to start well regardless. We have to win every session and only by doing that we can win the match."

Shakib Al Hasan is clear about what his team needs to do

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