Preview: Tigers hunting for Banglawash
The three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and West Indies is down to the final in Chattogram, with both teams still having something to play for.
Bangladesh confirmed the series 2-0 after victories by six and seven wickets in the first two ODIs in Dhaka. The hosts have already sealed 20 World Cup Super League points and would want to get another 10 on Monday.
West Indies, too, are aiming for 10 points that will give them confidence ahead of home series against Sri Lanka.
West Indies will be playing only their second ODI at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. Their last ODI appearance here saw Darren Sammy’s team getting bowled for only 61 runs, giving the hosts an eight-wicket victory in October 2011. Although West Indies had sealed already the series.
The pitch at ZACS is likely play better than Mirpur. The third ODI will also be the ground’s first competitive cricket match since pandemic. As far as weather is concerned, it will be clear skies.
Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal hinted at changes in the playing XI after the second ODI. Mahedi Hasan is in line for ODI debut while Mohammad Saifuddin is set for return. Mahmudullah Riyad and Rubel Hossain are likely to be rested.
West Indies have had seven debutants so far. Keon Harding and Jahmar Hamilton are the only two left to debut.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (captain), Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud
West Indies: Sunil Ambris, Kjorn Ottley, Joshua da Silva (wk), Andre McCarthy, Nkrumah Bonner, Jason Mohammed (captain), Rovman Powell, Kyle Mayers, Akeal Hosein, Raymon Reifer/Keon Harding, Alzarri Joseph