Bangladesh bat first in series decider

Bangladesh have chosen to bat first in their last match of Caribbean and United States of America tour. Tigers are eyeing a T20I series victory after levelling the series 1-1 in the second T20I.

Bangladesh bat first in series decider
Bangladesh bat first for the third consecutive time. ©CWI Media


Bangladesh won the second T20I in Florida by 12 runs. Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal were the stars with the bat. Nazmul Islam Apu and Mustafizur Rahman were the top bowlers although the Fizz leaked 50 runs. Shakib himself took two wickets.

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The Tigers had a huge support at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill. Bangladeshi residents of USA turned up on the ground to support Shakib’s men.

If Bangladesh win the third T20I, it will be their fifth ever series win in T20Is and the second against Windies. They have won a three-match series only once before. The lost 0-3 to Afghanistan in their previous series.

Bangladesh have made an unchanged XI from the last match. Under percormers Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar have got another opportunity to prove. Ariful Haque holds his place too.

Windies have left out Evin Lewis to bring Chadwick Walton in, their only change in today’s match.

Playing XIs:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk) Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mahmudullah Riyad, Ariful Haque, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Windies: Andre Fletcher, Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams, Samuel Badree

Watch the third T20I between Windies and Bangladesh live-

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