bangladesh vs West Indies
The three-match T20I series between the hosts West Indies and Bangladesh is all set to begin Saturday at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica. Bangladesh already reached the island to play the first two matches of the series. The series opener is slated for Saturday. The next match will take place Sunday at the same venue. The third and last match of the series is scheduled to be played on July 7 at the Providence Stadium, Guyana. The members of the Bangladesh limited-overs team had to go through a perilous sea journey to reach Dominica. At least three members of the team suffered seasickness and motion sickness during the five-hour ferry journey across the Atlantic. Read: Head, Lyon give Australia 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka However, according to the latest update from the Bangladesh Cricket board, all the players are doing well after reaching Dominica. Before this series, Bangladesh and the West Indies took on each other in 13 matches, with Bangladesh winning five of them. The Tigers played three T20Is in the West Indies but failed to win any of those matches. The West Indies are at number seven in the ICC T20 Team Rankings and Bangladesh at number eight. After the three-match T20I series, both teams will lock horns in a three-match ODI series which will be played on July 10, 13, and 16. Bangladesh squad for T20I series Mahmudullah Riyad, Munim Shahriar, Liton Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed and Taskin Ahmed
The first match of the BAN vs WI 2022 Twenty20 series will be held on Saturday (July 2) at the Windsor Park ground. The match will start at 11.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). Bangladesh have to regroup themselves after a demoralizing display in the Test series against the Windies. There will be some changes in the Bangladesh T20 setup as veteran Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the side. On the other hand, Nicholas Pooran will lead the West Indies side. The Caribbean side has also made some changes to their T20 squad. The first T20I match preview is discussed in this article. West Indies vs Bangladesh Series 2022: First T20I Match Preview The series is very important for both the teams in order to identify the best possible squads for the upcoming 2022 ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Bangladesh have never played at Windsor Park, the venue of the first match. Oppositely, West Indies have played two matches and won one at this ground. Overall, Bangladesh have faced the Caribbean team three times in the West Indies, but they have failed to win any of those games. Bangladesh’s T20 record against the Windies in West Indies Matches Bangladesh Won West Indies Won No Result 3 0 2 1 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read Mehidy, Taskin added to Bangladesh T20I squad Bangladesh Bangladesh’s major concern at the moment is their batting. The team management is searching for an answer to a few questions regarding batting, such as: will the batters continue to struggle in the T20 format? Will they find a viable opening pair for the T20? Who will play the anchor role in the absence of Tamim Iqbal? And what’s the solution to power-hitting in the middle-order? In other words, the batters have to step up and show more responsibility in their approach. Munim Shahriar and Anamul Haque are likely to open the innings as Mohammad Naim has been out of form for quite some time. For Anamul Haque, it will be another opportunity for him to cement his place in the Bangladesh squad. He should seize the chance by showing his true potential during the 3-match series. Besides, Litton, Shakib, and Mahmudullah will have to play a big role in the middle overs. In bowling, Mustafizur’s cutter will cause problems for the Caribbean batters. Taskin and Shoriful have been brilliant for Bangladesh since 2021. Besides, left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed could give a breakthrough at the start of the innings. Bangladesh’s bowling department seems more equipped than batting. As a result, they may have to undertake a little more responsibility in the game. Read ENG vs IND 2022: England, India gear up for fifth Test Probable playing XI (Bangladesh Team) Top-Order: Munim Shahriar, Anamul Haque, Litton Das (wicket-keeper); Middle-Order: Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed; Lower-Order: Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman West Indies The West Indies last played a T20I series in February against India. Kieron Pollard announced his retirement after the series and Nicholas Pooran was appointed as the new captain of the West Indies T20 side. There are some changes in their squad too, as household names like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, DJ Bravo, Sunil Narine, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, none of them are in the squad. Read Shakib uncertain for West Indies ODIs The West Indies Cricket Board is looking to build a new squad for their Twenty20 side. In the current setup, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, and Rovman Powell will be key in the batting line-ups. In bowling, Romario Shepherd and Alzarri Joseph will likely lead the pace bowling unit. They also have Akeal Hosein and Hayden Walsh, both very good spinners. Probable Playing XI (West Indies) Top-Order: Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers; Middle-Order: Nicholas Pooran (wicket-keeper & captain), Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul; Lower-Order: Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh. Weather Forecast and Pitch Report The first match will be held on Saturday, and unfortunately, there is a strong chance of rain on that particular day in Dominica. There have only been two games played here thus far. According to the Windsor Park ground statistics, pace bowlers who have the ability to swing can thrive in the power play. It has been a low-scoring venue so far, but this statistic could change in the future. Read Donald wants a fast, furious Taskin Bottom Line Facing the West Indies in their own backyard will be a real challenge for Bangladesh. Team Tigers can take inspiration from their 2-1 series victory over the Caribbean side in 2018. Though the majority of the players in the 2018 Bangladesh squad will not be seen in the upcoming BAN vs WI 2022 T20I series. It’s a challenge captain Mahmudullah and the youngsters will have to take during the contest. On the other hand, the West Indies will miss some key players, and a new-look squad will face Bangladesh. The opening game of the series will give an idea of which team will have an advantage in the following two matches. Therefore, both sides will try to outperform each other in the first T20I. Read BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022: 5 Bangladeshi players to watch out
Shakib Al Hasan believes Bangladesh have to develop a Test culture in order to be a competitive side in the format. He made this comment after Bangladesh's humbling 10-wicket loss to the West Indies on Monday (June 27) in St. Lucia. The visiting team suffered a 2-0 defeat in the BAN vs WI Test Series 2022. The performances of Bangladeshi players in the series are discussed in this article. Bangladesh vs West Indies Test Series 2022: Performance of Bangladeshi players Bangladesh failed to create a winning situation in any of the two matches of the BAN vs WI Test Series 2022. The batters' depressing batting displays were a big factor in their failure. Let’s take a look at how Bangladesh’s players performed in the just-concluded Test series against West Indies. Batting (Top Order) Tamim Iqbal was expected to play the anchor role for the team. However, he fell short of expectations in all four innings, with his highest 46-run knock coming in the first innings of the second Test. Tamim had a nice start in three innings but couldn’t convert any of those to a big one. His opening partner, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, played a good 42-run knock in the second innings of the first Test. Read World Cup-winning England captain Morgan retires from cricket Apart from that, Joy was a complete flop in the series. At no.3, Najmul Hossain Shanto had a start like Tamim Iqbal, but he too failed to convert his good start to a big innings. Shanto’s best 42-run knock in the series came in the second innings of the second Test. Bangladesh’s top-order batting performance Player Innings Runs HS Ave 50 Tamim Iqbal 4 101 46 25.25 0 Najmul Hossain Shanto 4 85 42 21.25 0 Mahmudul Hasan Joy 4 65 42 16.25 0 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Batting (Middle-Orders) Shakib Al Hasan played two important knocks in the middle-orders in the first Test, which helped Bangladesh to avoid an innings defeat. Shakib’s 51 runs helped Bangladesh score 100 in the first innings and his 63 runs guided the tigers to take a lead in the second innings of the first Test. Shakib didn’t do much with the bat in the second Test. Read BAN vs WI Test Series 2022: How Bangladesh’s players performed against the Windies Wicket-keeper batter Nurul Hasan made a 100-run stand with Shakib in the second innings of the first Test, which was the major highlight of Bangladesh's batting in the series. Nurul played a patient 64-run knock. He also played an aggressive 60-run knock in the second innings of the second match, which helped Bangladesh avoid an innings defeat. In-form, Litton Das only made a half-century in the first innings of the second Test. Anamul Haque and Mominul Haque played a match each, and they didn’t do much in the series. Bangladesh’s middle-order batting performance (Top 3) Player Innings Runs HS Ave 50 Shakib Al Hasan 4 138 63 34.50 2 Nurul Hasan Sohan 4 131 64 43.66 2 Litton Das 4 101 53 25.25 1 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read Bangladesh Suffer its 100 Test Defeats Bowling (Spin) Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz were the only two spinners used by Bangladesh in the BAN vs WI Test Series 2022. Mehidy Miraz had a good outing in the series. He picked up 7 wickets in 4 innings with an average of 22.85. Miraz’s best bowling figure in the series was 4/59. On the other hand, Shakib Al Hasan had a relatively quiet series with the ball, picking only one wicket in three innings. Bowling (Fast Bowler) Pacer Khaled Ahmed surprised all the Bangladesh cricket fans by showing a wonderful performance with the ball. Khaled picked up his first five-wicket haul in the second innings of the second Test. Overall, he was the third highest wicket-taker in the series. On the other hand, Ebadot Hossain was more economical than Khaled, but he only picked up two wickets in the series. Mustafizur Rahman played the first match and was the most economical bowler of the series. Shoriful Islam replaced him in the second Test and picked up two wickets. Read WI register 10-wicket win vs Bangladesh Bangladesh’s pacers bowling performance (Top 3) Player Innings Wickets BBI Ave 5W Khaled Ahmed 4 10 5/106 19.60 1 Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3 7 4/59 22.85 0 Ebadot Hossain 4 2 2/65 80.00 0 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Fielding Bangladesh's ground fielding was good in the series. However, the players need to improve their catching skills since several catches were dropped in the series. Wicket-keeper Nurul Hasan Sohan performed well behind the stumps. Read WI vs BAN T20I Series 2022: Head-to-Head Records, Venues, Fixtures Aftermath Bangladesh's bowling performance was quite impressive in the BAN vs WI Test Series 2022. However, their overall batting performance in the series was somewhat counterproductive. Players didn't seem to have the self-belief, technical prowess, or perseverance which are essential to stay for a long time at the crease and play big innings. The BCB must take the necessary steps to ensure that the batters are equipped for the Test format in any conditions. Bangladesh have already lost six of the eight games they have played so far in 2022. They will host India for two more Test matches in November of this year.
Bangladesh couldn’t avoid the whitewash against West Indies, losing the BAN vs WI Test series 2022 at 2-0. The West Indian team won the second match by 10 wickets on Monday (June 27) at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia. The loss in the second match was Bangladesh’s 100th defeat in the Test format and also the fastest to do so. On the other hand, the West Indies have added some important points to their ICC Test Championship points table with two back-to-back victories. The report of the second match in BAN vs WI Test series 2022 and the record of 100 Test defeats of different countries are discussed in this article. Bangladesh vs West Indies Second Test: Match Report In response to Bangladesh’s 234 runs, West Indies managed to score 408 runs in their first innings and took a 174-run lead. The middle-order batter, Kyle Mayers, played a marvelous knock of 146 and made a couple of solid partnerships with Jermaine Blackwood and Joshua Da Silva in the middle, which helped the Caribbean side to score big in their innings. Fast bowler Khaled Ahmed, who was not a favourite choice of the Bangladesh fans, once again proved everyone wrong by picking up his first five-wicket haul in an innings. Khaled finished his spell with a 5/106, his career best figure. At least in overseas conditions, where pacers usually get extra support from the surface, it seems Khaled Ahmed is right now the best pacer in Test cricket for Bangladesh. Since returning to the Bangladesh Test set up against Pakistan in December last year, Khaled Ahmed has picked up 19 wickets with an average of 36.63, the best by any Bangladeshi fast bowler. Read ENG vs NZ Test Series 2022: England on verge of Kiwi whitewash Best Test bowling average by Bangladeshi pacers since January, 2021 (at least 2 matches) Player Innings Wickets BBI Ave 5W Khaled Ahmed 12 19 5/106 36.63 1 Taskin Ahmed 10 18 4/82 39.77 0 Ebadot Hossain 19 25 6/46 48.56 1 Shoriful Islam 7 8 3/69 51.00 0 Mustafizur Rahman 4 3 2/46 51.33 0 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Bangladesh’s chances of winning the match perished after West Indies’ big lead in the first innings. The Tigers campaign was hoping that their batters would display solidarity in their approach and try to play long innings. However, Bangladesh's batters failed to meet expectations for the fourth time in the Test series. They were bowled out for 186 runs in their second innings after giving the hosts only a 13-run target to clinch the match. The Caribbean side reached the target in 2.5 overs without losing a wicket. Read ENG vs NZ Test Series 2022: England on verge of Kiwi whitewash Najmul Hossain Shanto played a 42-run knock in the second innings for Bangladesh. But it was Nurul Hasan Sohan’s quick-fire unbeaten 60* off 50 balls that helped Bangladesh to avoid an innings defeat. Kyle Mayers won the player of the match award for the second Test. He was also awarded the best player of the series trophy for scoring 153 runs and picking up six wickets in the series. Number of games played by each nation in their 100th Test defeat Bangladesh became the fastest to concede a 100th Test defeat after losing the second match against the Caribbean team. This stat is certainly demoralizing and unexpected for Bangladesh cricket. Before that, New Zealand held the record for fastest to concede 100 defeats in the longer-version format. However, New Zealand played 241 matches when they lost their 100 matches in Test cricket. On the other hand, Bangladesh had to play only 134 matches to surpass New Zealand's record. Each nation's Test matches and victories at the time of their 100th Test defeat Team Match Win Bangladesh 134 16 New Zealand 241 33 Sri Lanka 266 84 South Africa 279 90 India 303 57 England 341 139 Pakistan 357 107 West Indies 368 138 Australia 374 170 Source: https://www.prothomalo.com/sports Read WI vs BAN T20I Series 2022: Head-to-Head Records, Venues, Fixtures Bottom Line Bangladesh’s performance in the Test format in recent times has been below par. They have conceded 11 defeats out of the 15 Test matches they have played since 2021. Bangladesh’s performances against their closest rivals, Sri Lanka and West Indies, have been upsetting since last year. The Tiger's Test team has lost six matches out of eight they have played against Sri Lanka and West Indies, respectively. These stats suggest that the BCB needs to take massive actions in order to raise the level of Test performance.
After the completion of the Test series, Bangladesh will play a 3-match T20I series against the West Indies. Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the Bangladesh team, while West Indian selectors have yet to announce their squad for the series. A new captain will lead the West Indian side in the WI vs BAN T20I Series 2022, as former T20I captain Kieron Pollard announced his international retirement last April. The series is crucial for both teams to assess strengths and weaknesses as the T20 World Cup 2022 approaches. Let's look at the H2H stats, venues, and schedule for the upcoming T20I series. West Indies vs Bangladesh: H2H T20I Statistics Bangladesh and West Indies first met in a T20I match at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. Bangladesh won the contest by 6 wickets. Both teams have met 13 times, with the West Indies leading the head-to-head record with seven victories. Bangladesh have won five matches and one had no result. Besides, the West Indies have won three bilateral series, while Bangladesh have won two. Let’s take a look at some notable individual Twenty20 International records between Bangladesh and West Indies. Read: ENG vs NZ Test Series 2022: England on verge of Kiwi whitewash Important Individual T20I records between Bangladesh and West Indies Bangladesh West Indies Matches Played (13) 5 wins 7 wins Most Runs Mahmudullah Riyad (263 runs in 10 innings) Marlon Samuels (226 runs in 7 innings) Highest Score Tamim Iqbal (88) Evin Lewis (89) Most Fifties Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal (2) Marlon Samuels (2) Most Wickets Shakib Al Hasan (19 wickets in 11 innings) Keemo Paul (13 wickets in 6 innings) Best Bowling Figures Shakib Al Hasan (5/20) Keemo Paul (5/15) Most Matches Mushfiqur Rahim (13) Andre Russell (8) Highest Partnership Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad (132*) Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle (97) Most Catches Litton Das (6) Carlos Brathwaite (6) Most Dismissals Mushfiqur Rahim (13) Denesh Ramdin (6) Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read ENG vs NZ Test Series 2022: England on verge of Kiwi whitewash West Indies vs Bangladesh T20I Series 2022: Venues The WI vs BAN T20I Series 2022 matches will take place in Providence Stadium in Guyana and Windsor Park in Dominica. T20I stats: Windsor Park, Dominica Matches Played: 2 | Batting first (won): 1 | Fielding first (won): 1 | Highest Individual Innings: 62 (Andre Fletcher) | Best Bowling (Innings): 3/22 (Daren Sammy) | Highest Team innings: 165/6 | Lowest Team Innings: 126 T20I stats: Providence Stadium, Guyana Matches Played: 10 | Batting first (won): 3 | Fielding first (won): 4 | Highest Individual Innings: 100 (Mahela Jayawardene) | Best Bowling (Innings): 4/26 (Jason Holder) | Highest Team innings: 191/5 | Lowest Team Innings: 68 Read BAN vs WI Series 2022: West Indies dominate St Lucia Test Fixtures of WI vs BAN T20I Series 2022 The first and second Twenty20 Internationals will be played at Windsor Park, Dominica, and the third match will be held at Providence Stadium, Guyana. All the matches will start at 11.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). First T20I: 2 July | Venue: Windsor Park | Time: 11.30 p.m. Second T20I: 3 July | Venue: Windsor Park | Time: 11.30 p.m. Third T20I: 7 July | Venue: Providence Stadium | Time: 11.30 p.m. Bottom Line The Twenty20 team of Bangladesh is not as competitive as other ICC full member sides. Bangladesh don't have enough bowlers who are proficient in this specific format or enough power hitters. On the other hand, the current West Indian squad is not as strong as they were a few years ago. Furthermore, the 2021 T20 World Cup was a complete disaster for both countries. Because of this, both teams will participate in the WI vs BAN T20I Series 2022 as a means of getting prepared for the forthcoming Twenty20 World Cup in Australia. Read: Bangladesh on the verge of another defeat vs WI
Bangladesh and the West Indies will begin their bilateral series with a two-match Test series on Thursday, June 16. The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua will host the first match of the Bangladesh vs West Indies Series 2022. Both sides will be without some important players due to injury and personal reasons, requiring other key members to shoulder more responsibility during the Test series. Bangladesh's problem has become even worse since Yasir Ali was forced to withdraw due to injury. The first match preview of BAN vs WI Series 2022 is discussed in this article. First Match Preview of the West Indies vs Bangladesh Test Series 2022 Bangladesh’s second-most success in the Test format has come against the West Indies side. Bangladesh have a record of winning both home and away series against the West Indies. There is a lot of anticipation in this two-match series to see whether the team Tigers can beat the Caribbean side in a bilateral contest for the second time away from home. The first match will start at 8 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time) on Thursday. Bangladesh Bangladesh’s main problem at the moment is batting. For personal reasons, Mushfiqur Rahim is not part of the series. Yasir Ali was supposed to replace Mushfiqur for the number 4 spot, but he got injured while playing the warm-up match. Two important batters in the middle order won’t play in the series. Read BAN vs WI 2022: Five Reasons Why Bangladesh Can Win the Test Series Against West Indies The team management has to find the best possible option from the squad to replace Yasir Ali. Nurul Hasan Sohan could be the best replacement for Yasir. Nurul had a relatively good outing in the practice match and he is currently the best wicket-keeper in the country. Bangladesh need Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das to take extra responsibility in batting. In bowling, Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam will have to shoulder the bulk of the responsibilities. The West Indian batting line-ups will be under a lot of strain if both of them find their rhythm during the BAN vs WI Series 2022. Besides, if the pace bowling unit finds good assistance from the Caribbean wickets, that will aid Bangladesh to put pressure on the West Indies side. Predicted playing XI Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Nurul Hasan Sohan (Wicket-Keeper), Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed. Read Bangladesh vs West Indies Test Series 2022: Major Highlights of the Warm-Up Match West Indies West Indies Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and wicket-keeper batter Joshua da Silva had brilliant outings in the England series. They will be their main players in the batting line-up as the other batters struggled in the last series. The middle-orders need to show their true potential against Bangladesh's bowling line-up. In bowling, Kemar Roach’s participation in the first Test is subject to his fitness, while Jason Holder will miss the entire Bangladesh series. So, the other bowlers need to step up and, thankfully, some of them had fantastic performances against England. Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales, and Alzarri Joseph can all be devastating against Bangladesh batting line-ups. Predicted Playing XI Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), John Campbell, Nkruma Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Da Silva (Wicket-Keeper), Devon Thomas, Raymon Reifer, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales. Read ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Participating Teams, Venues, Super 12 Fixtures, Top Favourites Pitch Report and Weather Forecast The first Test may be cloudy for most of the days, but there is no chance of rain in Antigua in the next five days, according to the forecast. The wicket may aid fast bowlers, but the toss-winning captain should bat first to put up a huge first-inning total on this pitch. Bottom Line The opening Test match of the BAN vs WI series 2022 is vital in determining the contest's final outcome. The winner of the first match in the series will have an advantage going into the second match. Therefore, both teams will need a flawless game plan and execution on the field. Bangladesh's main challenge will be to form partnerships in the middle, and for that, senior members will need to be more cautious in their approach. On the other hand, the Caribbean team is full of confidence after recently winning a series against England at home. Read ENG vs NZ 2nd Test 2022: Bairstow shines in England's series-clinching victory
Winning a cricket match demands a number of critical factors, including understanding and implementing the strengths on the field, overcoming shortcomings, seizing chances, and neutralizing threats. These factors will be crucial during the Bangladesh vs West Indies Test Series 2022. The opening Test of the two-match series will take place at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua from Thursday (June 16). A SWOT analysis of the two teams addresses several key issues ahead of the series opener. Let's take a quick look at each team's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. SWOT Analysis of the Bangladesh Test Team The BCB selector announced a 15-member squad for the Bangladesh vs West Indies Test Series 2022. Important players such as Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, and Shoriful Islam will all miss the series due to personal reasons and injury issues. Strengths Two of the experienced batters, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, along with the in-form Litton Das, will be key for Bangladesh during the series. Shakib and Tamim have a solid record against the Caribbean side, while Litton’s batting performance in the Test format over the last one and a half years has been very impressive. Read BAN vs WI Test Series 2022: Five potential Bangladesh players to watch In bowling, Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam’s spin bowling would be key for Bangladesh as West Indians are not well-equipped to play spin bowling. Individual records also favor Shakib and Taijul against the West Indies. Bangladesh’s Notable Batting Stats Player Innings Runs HS Ave 100s Tamim Iqbal 128 4,981 206 39.53 10 Shakib Al Hasan 112 4,113 217 39.17 5 Mominul Haque 98 3,525 181 38.31 11 Litton Das 56 2,011 141 36.56 3 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read WI vs BAN Test Series 2022: Who has better record? Bangladesh’s Notable Bowling Stats Player Match Wickets BBI Ave 5W Shakib Al Hasan 61 224 7/36 31.03 19 Taijul Islam 38 158 8/39 33.08 10 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Top Bangladeshi performers in West Indies (from the announced squad) Tamim Iqbal: 427 runs in 12 innings (HS: 128); Shakib Al Hasan: 257 runs in 8 innings (HS: 96*) Shakib Al Hasan: 21 wickets in 7 innings (BBI: 6/33) Taijul Islam: 11 wickets in 6 innings (BBI: 5/135). Read ICC Player of the Month for May 2022: Check Out the Nominees Weaknesses Bangladesh will miss in-form Mushfiqur Rahim, who is skipping the series due to performing the Hajj pilgrimage. The veteran Mushfiqur was in great touch against Sri Lanka and was the top scorer for Bangladesh's team. Besides, not having off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who has a brilliant record against West Indies, is another big loss for the visiting team. Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam are two of the best Test bowlers at the moment, but they are not part of the squad due to injuries. Both Taskin and Shoriful were injured during the South Africa series. Shoriful made a return in the first Test against Sri Lanka, but he injured himself again during the match.Bangladesh will miss some of their key players during the series, which is their biggest weakness. Opportunities Shakib Al Hasan’s record against West Indies as a captain has been superb. Under his captaincy, Bangladesh whitewashed West Indies (2-0) at home in 2018. The Shakib-led Bangladesh team has faced the West Indies five times, winning three and losing two. Team Tigers should be hopeful that captain Shakib will inspire everyone through his leadership to come out on top against the Windies. So, it will be a good opportunity for both Bangladesh and Shakib to improve their records against the Caribbean side. Read Australia’s tour to give Sri Lanka Cricket a financial boost Bangladesh will overtake England in the ICC Test Championship points standings if they beat the Windies. Team Tigers are presently ranked ninth with 51 points in the ICC Test rankings. Bangladesh will receive 61 rating points if they win both of their matches against the Windies, but their standings will remain unchanged. On an individual level, Shakib Al Hasan has an opportunity to score his 13,000 international runs. On the other hand, Tamim Iqbal is very close to reaching his 5,000-Test run milestone, while Najmul Hossain Shanto can also complete his 1,000 Test runs. It will be a great opportunity for some of the young players to show off their skills and solidify their spot in the Test team. The series will provide young players with valuable experience that will help them grow as players. Read BAN vs WI Test Series 2022: Five potential Bangladesh players to watch Threats In the latest series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh batters showed their weaknesses against the faster bowlers. Two Lankan pacers were so dominant over the Bangladeshi batters. There is no doubt that, in the West Indies, the pitches would be more suited to the pace bowlers. If the curators make more pace-friendly wickets, then it would pose a real threat to Bangladesh batters. Moreover, almost all of the Caribbean pacers had a great outing during their recent Test series against England. Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel are two bowlers who have had better recent series records against Bangladesh. Both Jayden Seales and Alzarri Joseph have had strong performances against England, so they can be devastating. The Bangladesh team needs to come up with a proper and strategic plan against the West Indian fast bowlers. If Bangladesh lose both matches, they would lose three important rating points. They will have 54 points if they level the series 1-1. However, the outcome of the series will have no impact on their rankings. Read WI vs BAN Test Series 2022: Who has better record? SWOT Analysis of the West Indies Test Team The Windies Cricket Board has named a 12-man team for the first Test against Antigua and Barbuda. Veerasammy Permaul, Shamarh Brooks, and Kemar Roach were not selected for the first match. These players took part in the England series. Strengths The West Indian national team will benefit much from playing in their own backyard. Furthermore, the West Indian team's confidence is high right now after winning the England series 1-0. The Windies opener, Kraigg Brathwaite, had a fantastic series and was named Player of the Series. Joshua Da Silva, the wicket-keeper batsman, displayed his skills as both a batter and a keeper against England. Furthermore, all of the Windies' front-line pacers is in excellent form and is capable of terrorizing Bangladesh's batting line-up. West Indies Notable Batting Stats Player Innings Runs HS Ave 100s Kraigg Brathwaite 148 4,743 212 34.12 10 Jermaine Blackwood 84 2,437 112* 30.46 3 Joshua Da Silva 25 640 100* 32.00 1 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read ICC Player of the Month for May 2022: Check Out the Nominees West Indies Notable Bowling Stats Player Match Wickets BBI Ave 5W Kemar Roach 71 242 6/48 27.18 9 Alzarri Joseph 20 50 3/53 39.42 0 Jayden Seales 7 27 4/13 17.11 0 Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Top performers against Bangladesh (Active Players) Kraigg Brathwaite: 817 runs in 19 innings (HS: 212); Kyle Mayers: 261 runs in 4 innings (HS: 210*) Kemar Roach: 34 wickets in 16 innings (BBI: 6/48) Shannon Gabriel: 24 wickets in 14 innings (BBI: 5/77) Read Joe Root Reaches 10,000 Runs Milestone as England win First Test Against New Zealand Weaknesses Apart from opener Kraigg Brathwaite, the top and middle-order batters of the West Indies side have struggled with the bat in the recent series. This West Indian team doesn’t have enough quality spinners in their kitty to pose a real threat to Bangladesh's batting line-up, which is a major weakness for them. In addition, seasoned pacer Kemar Roach will be assessed for fitness. Roach will be named to the first Test squad if he recovers from his injury. All-rounder, Jason Holder has been allowed a break and will miss the whole Bangladesh series. Opportunities The West Indies can close the gap with Pakistan in the ICC World Test Championship points table if they manage to whitewash Bangladesh in the series. So, it will be a great opportunity for them to improve their percentage in the Test Championship points standings. Read ENG vs NZ First Test 2022: England Seize Control of Series Opening Match On an individual level, Kraigg Braithwaite can reach the 5,000-Test run milestone if he maintains his great run of form in the Bangladesh series. Besides, Kemar Roach and Jason Holder are on the verge of their 250 and 150 wicket milestones. If the West Indies clean sweep Bangladesh, they have a chance to gain three vital rating points. However, it will have no effect on their rankings. Similarly, if the Windies draw the series, they would lose three crucial points. This series will be a huge learning experience for the young West Indian players. Playing against two of the best spinners in the world, Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam, will provide them valuable experience for future matches. Read Shakib Al Hasan's Captaincy Record in Test Cricket: An Overview Threats Traditionally, West Indian batters are not known to play well against spinners. Bangladesh spinners can seize the opportunity of the West Indies' weakness and create pressure on their batting line-up. Particularly, Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam will pose a serious challenge to the Windies' batters. The host team must devise a strategy when facing the Bangladesh spinners. If the West Indies lose the series 2-0, they will lose 9 points. Regardless, they will remain in 9th position. Aftermath The SWOT analysis of the two sides for the Bangladesh vs West Indies Test Series 2022 reveals that no team is favourite. Both teams have certain strong features as well as shortcomings that will affect their performance. In this scenario, the side that can limit its shortcomings throughout the series has a higher chance of dominating its opponent. The most essential thing for both sides is to concentrate on their capabilities and strive to surpass their opponents in order to have a competitive advantage. Read Litton Das Reaches 12, Highest Ever Test Ranking in Career Bangladesh's senior players and spin department are two strong areas. Therefore, Tamim, Shakib, Litton, and Taijul will need to be at their best throughout the series if they are to beat the Windies. Oppositely, Bangladesh's biggest concerns would be the current form of Windies Captain Kraigg Brathwaite and the Caribbean fast bowling unit.
The forthcoming BAN vs WI 2022 Test series is crucial for the Bangladesh team in order to revive the country's longer format after losing two straight series. Shakib Al Hasan has taken over as captain after Mominul Haque was stripped of his duties. Will Bangladesh be able to overcome the West Indies and make a big comeback? The Tigers should be confident in their ability to exert pressure on the Caribbean side, as they have a number of talented players on their squad. Let's look at five players with better records against the West Indies and who might make a difference in the BAN vs WI Test series 2022. Five Crucial Players for Bangladesh in the BAN vs WI Test Series 2022 Some Bangladesh players will have to shoulder extra responsibilities in order to win the Test series against the Caribbean team. Let's have a look at five Bangladesh players who might make an impact in the Test series against the West Indies. Tamim Iqbal Test Inn: 24 | Runs: 853 | HS: 128 | Ave: 35.54 | 100s: 1 Tamim Iqbal will be the most important player in batting for Bangladesh in the upcoming series as he has to play the anchor role. Bangladesh need to stay at the crease as long as possible to ensure Tamim gets a commanding total on board. Read WI vs BAN Test Series 2022: Who has better record? His record against the West Indies is the best among the Bangladesh players. Tamim has 427 runs in 12 innings in the West Indies, which is the most by any Bangladesh batter. The charismatic left-hander needs to continue his good run of form in the forthcoming series. Shakib Al Hasan Test Match: 11 | Runs: 813 | HS: 97 | Ave: 45.16 | 100s: 0 | Wickets: 46 | BBI: 6/33 | Ave: 24.54 | 5Ws: 3 Shakib Al Hasan has a great record against the West Indies, both as a player and as a captain. Bangladesh’s three out of four Test victories against the West Indies have come under Shakib Al Hasan’s captaincy. Shakib is the second-highest run scorer for Bangladesh against the West Indies. Besides, he has picked up 21 wickets in just 4 matches in the Caribbean Islands. Shakib will be the most important player for Bangladesh during the series. Read ICC Player of the Month for May 2022: Check Out the Nominees Litton Das Test Inn: 9 | Runs: 326 | HS: 71 | Ave: 36.22 | 100s: 0 Litton Das’s Test record against West Indies hasn’t been impressive, but he has the potential to improve his record. Litton has been in outstanding form since 2021 and has become a more mature batter, especially in the longer-version format. In the absence of Mushfiqur Rahim, Litton has to take extra responsibility to strengthen the Bangladesh middle-order. Taijul Islam Test Match: 7 | Wickets: 33 | BBI: 6/33 | Ave: 26.30 | 5Ws: 2 Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam has been the main strike bowler for Bangladesh in the last two years in the Test format. He is the only Bangladeshi bowler who has taken 8 wickets in an innings. Taijul Islam has bagged 11 wickets in 3 matches on West Indian soil. His spin bowling could cause problems for the West Indian batting line-up. Therefore, Taijul could be a real difference-maker for Bangladesh. Read Joe Root Reaches 10,000 Runs Milestone as England win First Test Against New Zealand Mustafizur Rahman Test Match: 2 | Wickets: 2 | BBI: 2/46 | Ave: 66.00 | 5Ws: 0 The cutter-master, Mustafizur Rahman,’s record against the West Indies is very poor. However, Mustafizur is the most reliable bowler among the pacers, especially in the absence of Shoriful Islam and Taskin Ahmed. Mustafizur’s experience will be crucial, and he needs to step up for Bangladesh to provide important breakthroughs when needed. Aftermath It's never easy to perform on a consistent basis away from home. Therefore, expecting a strong display from the majority of Bangladesh's players is unrealistic. Players with a better record in the West Indies can make a big impact for Bangladesh in the BAN vs WI Test series 2022. Read ENG vs NZ First Test 2022: England Seize Control of Series Opening Match
The much-anticipated WI vs BAN Test Series 2022 will begin on June 16. The Bangladesh Test team has already arrived in the Caribbean to compete in this bilateral match. The series is significant for both teams since it is part of the ICC’s World Test Championship. Therefore, winning the series will help them enhance their Test Championship standings. Knowing the past Test records of these two teams, as well as their recent play, is important in determining which team is the favourite to win the series. West Indies vs Bangladesh: Head-to-head bilateral Test series record Bangladesh and West Indies have faced each other on 18 occasions so far, and understandably, the Caribbean team has dominated the head-to-head record with 12 wins. Bangladesh have defeated the West Indies four times, with two of those matches ending in draws. The tenth bilateral Test series The upcoming series will be the two sides' tenth bilateral series. On the previous nine occasions, the West Indies won seven series, while Bangladesh won two series. Read: ICC Player of the Month for May 2022: Check Out the Nominees Fifth series in West Indies The forthcoming series will be the fifth in the Caribbean islands. In the past, the West Indies won three series while Bangladesh won one. Five series in Bangladesh Bangladesh have hosted the West Indies for five bilateral series. Of them, Bangladesh have only managed to win one series and lost the rest of the four contests. Read Joe Root Reaches 10,000 Runs Milestone as England win First Test Against New Zealand Individual Test records between Bangladesh and the West Indies Over the years the players of both teams have had some outstanding performances while playing each other. Let’s have a look at some notable individual stats. Notable Individual Test Records between West Indies and Bangladesh Bangladesh West Indies Matches Played (18) 4 12 Most Runs Tamim Iqbal (853 runs in 24 innings) Shivnarine Chanderpaul (897 runs in 14 innings) Highest Score Mahmudullah (136) Ramnaresh Sarwan (261*) Most Hundred Mominul Haque (2) Shivnarine Chanderpaul (4) Most Wickets Shakib Al Hasan (46) Kemar Roach (34) Best Bowling Figures Mehidy Hasan Miraz (7/58) Jermaine Lawson (6/3) Most Matches Mushfiqur Rahim (14) Kraigg Brathwaite (10) Highest Partnership Mahmudullah and Abul Hasan (184) Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels (326) Most Catches Mahmudullah (9) Daren Sammy (13) Most Dismissals Mushfiqur Rahim (21) Denesh Ramdin (20) Source: https://www.espncricinfo.com/ Read ENG vs NZ First Test 2022: England Seize Control of Series Opening Match BAN vs WI Test series 2022: Venue Statistics First Test (16-20 June): The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua will host the opening Test match of the upcoming WI vs BAN Test Series 2022. Test Matches: 11 | Highest Individual Innings: 200 (Virat Kohli) | Best Bowling Figure in an Innings: 7/83 (Ravi Ashwin) | Highest Team innings: 566/8d | Lowest Team Innings: 43 Bangladesh’s Test record (Sir Vivian Richards Stadium): Win: 0 | Lost: 1 | Draw: 0 West Indies’ Test record (Sir Vivian Richards Stadium): Win: 3 | Lost: 2 | Draw: 6 Read Shakib Al Hasan's Captaincy Record in Test Cricket: An Overview Second Test (24-28 June): Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia will host the second Test match of the upcoming bilateral series. Test Matches: 9 | Highest Individual Innings: 209 (Brian Lara) | Best Bowling Figure in an Innings: 8/62 (Shannon Gabriel) | Highest Team innings: 588/8d | Lowest Team Innings: 97 Bangladesh’s Test record (Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium): Win: 0 | Lost: 1 | Draw: 1 West Indies’ Test record (Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium): Win: 1 | Lost: 4 | Draw: 4 Read Litton Das Reaches 12, Highest Ever Test Ranking in Career Recent Test Performance of Bangladesh Bangladesh have played a total of 13 Test matches since 2021. Out of those, Bangladesh have won two matches, lost nine and drawn two matches. The victory over New Zealand earlier this year is the best performance of a Bangladesh Test side in recent times. Bangladesh are currently in the tenth position in the ICC World Test Championship rankings, with 16.67 percent. Recent Test Performance of West Indies The West Indies have played 13 Test matches since 2021. The Caribbean team has won four matches, lost five and drawn four. The Windies team is currently in sixth position with 35.71 percent. Bottom Line The WI vs BAN Test Series 2022 is set to be fiercely contested despite the fact that the West Indies have a better record against Bangladesh. Bangladesh's rise as a Test-playing nation is one of the reasons. Furthermore, Shakib Al Hasan, as captain, has an excellent record against the West Indies. Three of his captaincy victories in the Test format have come against the Windies. However, the team that can execute their game plans well on the field has a better chance of winning the series. Read Tamim, Siddons among group off to West Indies tonight
The Bangladesh national cricket team will travel to the West Indies in June to play a bilateral series against the host Caribbean side. Bangladesh will play three series: Tests, One-Day Internationals, and Twenty-20 Internationals. The Test series will be part of the ICC's Test Championship, whereas the one-day series will not be part of the Cricket World Cup Super League. The Twenty20 International series will serve as a warm-up for the impending Twenty20 World Cup 2022. Take a look at the Tigers' Test, ODI, and T20I squads, as well as the full Bangladesh vs West Indies Series 2022 schedule. Bangladesh's Squads for the West Indies Tour 2022 Bangladesh will play the West Indies in a two-match Test series during their next tour. In addition, the three-match ODI and T20I series will be crucial in helping them improve their current rankings. Bangladesh have a chance to leapfrog West Indies in the Test Championship points standings if they whitewash the hosts in the series. The Tigers are in the eighth position with 16.67 percent, while the West Indies are in the seventh position with 35.71 percent. So, the Mominul Haque-led Bangladesh Test team should come up with a better strategy in order to unsettle the Caribbean side. Despite this, the visitors will face a monumental task given their recent Test performances. In addition, Mominul Haque’s performances both as skipper and batter have been under the radar. Read Is Mominul doing enough as Test Captain? The selectors picked five pacers, including Mustafizur Rahman, for the Test series. Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam were both dropped due to injury, while off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz returned to the squad. Apart from that, veteran batsman Mushfiqur Rahim made himself unavailable to take part in the Hajj pilgrimage. Bangladesh Test Squad Mominul Haque (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali, Mosaddek Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hassan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam, Rejaur Rahman Raja Tamim Iqbal-led Bangladesh ODI side has been doing well in recent times. Under his leadership, the Tigers recently beat the Proteas 2-1 in an ODI series away from home. So, the expectation is really high from the ODI side compared to the other two formats. Bangladesh did win a bilateral ODI series in the West Indies in 2018 and there is no reason why they wouldn’t be able to repeat the same in the upcoming series. Besides, Bangladesh have a chance to improve their rankings to sixth position if they whitewash the West Indies and Pakistan lose their next series against the Caribbean side. Read IPL 2022: Meet the Top Individual Performers Anamul Haque Bijoy made his return to the Bangladesh limited-overs squad after completing a record-breaking season in DPL 2022. Besides, all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin was also included in the squad. Bangladesh ODI Squad Tamim Iqbal (captain), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Yasir Ali, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hassan, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain Mahmudullah Riyad will lead the Bangladesh T20I side against the West Indies. With the T20 World Cup 2022 set to take place in October, this series will be vital for them in putting together an ideal playing XI for the main event. There are some exciting T20 players in the squad who have the potential to represent Bangladesh for many years. Bangladesh T20 Squad Mahmudullah Riyad (captain), Munim Shahriar, Litton Das, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Yasir Ali, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Shohidul Islam. Read Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Test Series 2022: Five Key Discussion Points Fixtures for the Bangladesh vs West Indies series 2022 The series will start in mid-June with a Test series, which will continue till June 28. After that, both teams will play a T20I series, and the tour will end with an ODI series. BAN vs WI Test Series 2022 Fixture First Test: June 16-20 | Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua Second Test: June 24-28 | Venue: Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia BAN vs WI T20I Series 2022 Fixture First T20I: July 2 | Venue: Windsor Park, Dominica Second T20I: July 3 | Venue: Windsor Park, Dominica Third T20I: July 7 | Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana BAN vs WI ODI Series 2022 Fixture First ODI: July 10 | Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana Second ODI: July 13 | Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana Third ODI: July 16 | Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana Read Litton Das: The Classical Bangladeshi Batter Discovers Rhythm in Test Cricket Bottom Line The Bangladesh vs West Indies series 2022 is expected to be a competitive one due to the quality of both sides. Bangladesh may start as favourites in the ODI series, while the West Indies may be favourites in the Test series. However, the T20I series can be difficult to predict because both sides are going through a transitional phase.