BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022
Bangladesh lost the second match of the BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022 at Windsor Park, Dominica on Sunday (July 3). The West Indies have taken a 1-0 lead with this victory and they will clinch the series if they win the 3rd match at the Providence Stadium, Guyana, on Thursday (July 7). Except for Shakib Al Hasan’s historic landmark, Bangladesh had no mentionable achievement in this contest. How the Bangladesh team fared in the second match and Shakib Al Hasan’s new milestone are discussed in this article. Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd T20I: Match Report On Sunday, Windsor Park hosted its first international match since the stadium was renovated following hurricane Maria damage in 2017. Before that, only two T20I matches were held at this venue and both were low-scoring affairs. Therefore, predicting how the pitch would behave during the contest was difficult. However, the curator was determined to build a fresh wicket which would assist the batters to score runs. The effort to make a batting-friendly wicket was successful as more than 350 runs were scored during the contest. Read ENG vs IND 2022: Bumrah breaks record as India dominate 5th Test Bangladesh had to chase 194 set by the Windies to clinch the contest. They were practically down and out in the run chase when 3 wickets were down at 23 in 3 overs. Shakib and Afif then tried to repair the innings with a 55-run stand between them on the fourth wicket. Afif Hossain played a 34-run knock before losing his wicket to Romario Shepherd. But by then Bangladesh already played 10.2 overs and they required 116 runs in 58 balls with 6 wickets in hand. It was a testing time for the power hitters of Bangladesh to see whether they were capable enough to pull off such a target by maintaining a 200 strike rate. Expectedly, all the hitters failed big time in the contest, and Bangladesh finished their innings on 158/6. Among the power hitters, Nurul Hasan contributed 7 off 13, Mosaddek Hossain made 15 off 11 and Mahedi Hasan remained unbeaten with 5* off 2. Shakib Al Hasan remained with 68* off 52 balls and became the second Bangladeshi batter after Mahmudullah Riyad to score 2,000 T20I runs. Read Twenty20 World Cup 2022: 5 issues Bangladesh team should address Earlier, West Indies scored 193/5 in their allotted 20 overs after opting to bat first. Opener Brandon King played a 57-run knock and made an important 74-run stand with captain Nicholas Pooran (34) for the third wicket. Later, Rovman Powell’s whirlwind 61 off 28 balls knock guided the Windies to score close to 200 in their innings. Pacer Shoriful Islam picked up the highest 2 wickets for Bangladesh. The first cricketer to amass 2000 runs and 100 wickets in T20I format Shakib Al Hasan performed consistently despite Bangladesh's underwhelming effort in the second game of the BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022. He took a wicket and scored a half-century with the bat. Shakib completed his 2,000 T20I runs in the match and became the first player in history to amass 2k runs and snatch 100 wickets in the format. This is such a unique feat by the ace all-rounder. Only Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafez has 2,000 runs and 50 wickets in the T20 format. Let’s take a look at the seven players with a minimum of 1,000 runs and 50 T20I wickets. Read BAN vs WI 2022: Bangladesh aim for strong comeback in T20I series Players with 50 wickets and 1,000 runs in the T20I format (as on July 4, 2022) Player Match Runs Wickets Shakib Al Hasan 98 2005 120 Shahid Afridi 99 1416 98 DJ Bravo 91 1255 78 Mohammad Nabi 91 1628 76 Mohammad Hafez 119 2514 61 Kevin O’Brien 110 1973 58 Thisara Perera 84 1204 51 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read ENG vs IND 2022: England, India gear up for fifth Test Aftermath The Bangladesh team’s overall performance in the second match of the BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022 wasn’t convincing. They couldn’t create a winning situation in any moment of the contest as the Windies deservedly won the game with a complete domination. Bangladesh’s approach should be more aggressive in the third match in order to tie this Twenty20 series. As for Shakib Al Hasan, the match was a historic occasion for the ace all-rounder. Shakib adds to his legacy by becoming the first cricketer in T20I history to score 2000 runs and take 100 wickets. Read Shakib uncertain for West Indies ODIs
Bangladesh’s performance in the Test format against West Indies was demoralizing, losing the series by a 2-0 margin. The Tigers T20I team needs to find a way to stop the Windies' aggression as well as to dominate them. Bangladesh’s target should be to clinch the BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022. Losing the series would be regarded as a failure for the Mahmudullah-led Bangladesh side. Let’s take a look at the five players from Bangladesh who could be vital in the Bangladesh versus West Indist T20I contest. 5 Key Bangladeshi players in T20 series against West Indies Bangladesh must follow the proper strategy in order to win the BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022. Besides, the players have to execute the plan on the field. In this case, some players have to play with a little more responsibility. The five Bangladeshi cricketers who could be important in the series against the West Indies are discussed in this article. Mahmudullah Riyad T20Is: 115 | Runs: 2,002 | HS: 64* | Ave: 23.83 | 50s: 6 | Wickets: 37 | BBI: 3/10 | Ave: 26.94 | Econ: 7.19 Captain Mahmudullah will be a crucial part of Bangladesh’s middle order. He must accept responsibility for hastening the death rate. Riyad can also be an effective breakthrough bowler when needed. Besides, all eyes will be on his captaincy, especially how he will lead the Bangladesh team. Since January 2021, Riyad has been Bangladesh's second-highest run-scorer in T20Is. Read Bangladesh’s T20I Fixtures Before the ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2022 Shakib Al Hasan T20Is: 96 | Runs: 1,908 | HS: 84 | Ave: 22.44 | 50s: 9 | Wickets: 119 | BBI: 5/20 | Ave: 19.88 | Econ: 6.67 | 5W: 1 There is no doubt that ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will be a vital player for Bangladesh in the upcoming BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022. Among the Bangladeshi players, Shakib has picked up the most wickets with 19 against West Indies in the T20 format. So, this stat will encourage him to perform even better in the series. Litton Das T20Is: 48 | Runs: 917 | HS: 61 | Ave: 19.93 | 50s: 5 Even though Litton’s performance in the recent Twenty20 Internationals hasn’t been so impressive, his experience will come in handy for Bangladesh during the series. In the absence of Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal, Litton will have to play the anchor role for the team. Read BAN vs WI Test Series 2022: How Bangladesh’s players performed against the Windies Mustafizur Rahman T20Is: 63 | Wickets: 87 | BBI: 5/22 | Ave: 19.65 | Econ: 7.57 | 5W: 1 Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman’s cutter delivery will be a major weapon to put West Indian batters under strain in the series. Mustafizur alone can take the game away from the West Indies team if he finds his best rhythm during the series. The recent record is also in Mustafizur’s favor as he has picked up the highest 29 wickets for Bangladesh since 2021. Nasum Ahmed T20Is: 20 | Wickets: 26 | BBI: 4/10 | Ave: 16.00 | Econ: 6.44 Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed has been a revolution for Bangladesh in the T20 format since making his debut against New Zealand in March 2021. Nasum’s ability to read the batter's mind and intelligent bowling has been impressive. Captain Mahmudullah usually deploys Nasum at the start of the innings to put extra pressure on the batters. This crafty spinner has so far been a big success for Bangladesh in the game's shortest format. Read Bangladesh Suffer its 100 Test Defeats Bottom Line The West Indies’ recent Twenty20 form hasn’t been impressive. Some new players have been incorporated into the Caribbean T20 squad. The hosts are therefore now a less experienced team than they were before. Bangladesh should seize the opportunity and strive to come up with a plan of strategy that would allow them to outperform the Windies side in the BAN vs. WI T20I Series 2022. Bangladesh have the real potential to win the series if their players play to the best of their abilities.