Bangladesh bat in series decider
The three-match ODI series is currently equal at 1-1 after Windies’ unbelievable comeback. Bangladesh are searching for an international series win after two years in the series decider at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts. Bangladesh have chosen to bat first at the toss. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সিরিজ নির্ধারণী ম্যাচে ব্যাটিংয়ে বাংলাদেশ]
Windies levelled up the series in the second with a nail-biting three-run win. Skipper Jason Holder defended seven runs in the last over where half-centurion Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed. Bangladesh lost a big opportunity to take their lead 2-0.
Bangladesh have remained unchanged in the last ODI. They haven’t changed their combination throughout the series. Under-performers like Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman and Mosaddek Hossaim have got another chance.
Windies have been hit by all-rounder Andre Russell’s injury blow. Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell was announced as replacement just a day before the match. Cottrell has come in Alzarri Joseph’s place. Kieran Powell has been brought in for Jason Mohammed.
Bangladesh have not won any ODI series away from home in last nine years. They won 3-0 in Windies and 4-1 in Zimbabwe in 2009. If they win this match, it will be their third ODI series win against Windies. To be mentioned, they haven’t won any international series since beating Afghanistan by 2-1 in 2016.
Windies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (captain), Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah Riyad, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.