Live: Windies bat first in 1st ODI

The three-match ODI series has kicked off at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Windies have opted to bat first against Bangladesh in the first ODI. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ফিল্ডিংয়ে বাংলাদেশ, একাদশে পাঁচ পরিবর্তন]

Bangladesh and Windies faced each other in an ODI series in the Caribbean this year which was won by the Tigers by 2-1, their first away series win in nine years.

Bangladesh are in a good rhythm in the ODI format. They played in the finals of Asia Cup after Windies tour. They whitewashed Zimbabwe by 3-0 at home with a slightly understrength side.

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The hosts are boosted by the return of star players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Rubel Hossain are back in the XI from the third ODI against Zimbabwe. Mohammad Mithun, Nazmul Islam, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Hider and Ariful Haque have been dropped.

There has been dilemma of four openers – Tamim, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das. Eventually all four of them are playing today.

Windies will be led by Rovman Powell, their new captain after Jason Holder missing out with injury. Roston Chase and Darren Bravo have returned to ODI XI in place of Holder and Fabian Allen.

Playing XIs:

Windies: Kieran Powell, Shai Hope(wk), Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Rovman Powell(captain), Devendra Bishoo, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Oshane Thomas

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain

Watch Bangladesh vs Windies 1st ODI live-

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