Bangladesh sealed their sixth bilateral ODI series against the West Indies with a 9-wicket victory in the second match of the WI vs BAN ODI Series 2022. The Tigers are now eying to complete their third whitewash against the Caribbean side when both teams meet each other in the third ODI on Saturday (July 16). Besides, finishing the Caribbean tour on a high note would be a major priority for the Bangladesh campaign. The conditions will suit the Bangladesh players as the Providence Stadium assists the spinners to thrive. The third ODI match preview is discussed in this article.
West Indies vs Bangladesh ODI Series 2022: 3rd Match Preview
The bowling unit did the job for Bangladesh in the first two matches. More precisely, the spinners have been outstanding and exploited the Providence ground surfaces very well. Oppositely, the West Indian batting unit has found no clue in dealing with Bangladesh spinners. Therefore, the battle between Caribbean batters and Bangladesh spinners will determine the final outcome of the contest. The third match of the WI vs BAN ODI Series 2022 will be played at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on July 16 and will start at 7.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time).
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal wants to give other players in the squad a chance in the third ODI. Therefore, two or three changes may occur in Bangladesh's playing XI for Saturday’s contest. Bangladesh are unlikely to rest any spinners for the match, as they are the team's main weapons in this WI vs BAN ODI Series 2022. Therefore, Taskin, Ebadot, and Anamul may be included in place of Mustafizur, Shoriful, and Shanto.
Bangladesh had chased down low totals in the first two matches, so the batters haven’t gotten enough chances to bat in this series. Tamim Iqbal may opt to bat first in the final match of the series in order to allow the batters to bat deep in the match.
Probable playing XI
Top-Order: Tamim Iqbal (captain), Anamul Haque, Litton Das, Middle-Order: Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wicket-keeper), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Lower-Order: Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Nasum Ahmed
The Caribbean team has struggled to perform in the ODI format in recent years. They have lost 10 straight ODI matches against Bangladesh. The venue of the WI vs BAN ODI series 2022, the Providence ground, is known for its slowest nature of wicket and the West Indian batters are not well adept at playing the spinners. Therefore, West Indian batters have found it difficult to deal with Bangladesh spinners in this ongoing ODI series.
In the third ODI, the batting unit needs to show that they are capable of playing spin bowling. The team management needs to chalk out a better strategy to outperform the Bangladesh side during the contest. Besides, the players have to respond to the match as per the plan.
Probable Playing XI
Top-Order: Shai Hope (wicket-keeper), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Middle-Order: Keacy Carty, Nicholas Pooran (captain), Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Keemo Paul, Lower-Order: Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie
Guyana’s Pitch Report and Weather
There is a possibility of rain with thunderstorms on Saturday (July 16) in Georgetown, Guyana. The sky is likely to remain partly cloudy as well. Since the chasing team won the first two matches, the toss-winning captain may opt to bat second on this surface in the third ODI.
The third match of the WI vs BAN ODI Series 2022 would be a dead-rubber contest since Bangladesh have already sealed the series. However, Bangladesh wouldn’t let a chance to whitewash the West Indian side in the series pass them by. Therefore, they will be all-in for the contest. On the other hand, the West Indies team will play to restore some pride. They will play to win the match and finish the series 2-1.