Windies bowl first in T20I opener

Windies have chosen to bowl first in the first of the three T20 Internationals against Bangladesh at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts.

Windies bowl first in T20I opener
Carlos Brathwaite sent Bangladesh in to bat first at the toss. ©CWI Media


This is the third time Bangladesh are playing a T20I series in the Windies. It is also the first time these two sides are playing more than one T20I in a series.

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Bangladesh won the ODI series by 2-1 over Windies under Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s captaincy. The Tigers will hope their T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan guides them to similar success in the shortest format.

Bangladesh’s T20I performance in 2018 hasn’t been up to the mark apart from being runners-up in Nidahas Trophy.

Windies have rested Chris Gayle from their squad. Andre Fletcher and Evin Lewis will open the innings. Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin are back into the side. Andre Russell is back to the field after recovering from injury.

Bangladesh have got Mustafizur Rahman back into their T20I playing XI. New faces Nazmul Islam Apu and Ariful Haque have retained their places in the team. Soumya Sarkar will open the innings with Tamim Iqbal while Liton Das will bat at No.3.

Playing XIs:

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

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

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