Bangladesh vs West Indies, 1st Test Match Prediction 03 Feb 2021

Bangladesh vs West Indies 2020

Bangladesh vs West Indies, 1st Test Match Prediction

2021-02-04

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh

Bangladesh

3.29 223/8 in 67.5
3.10 395/7 in 127.3

West Indies

3.29 223/8 in 67.5
3.10 395/7 in 127.3 Cricbettingbuzz
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets

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Depleted West Indies face tough ask against in-form Bangladesh

  • All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and pacer Mustafizur Rahman make their return to the Test side for this home series.
  • In the past 12 months, Mushfiqur Rahim and Taijul Islam have been consistent performers for Bangladesh in the five-day format.
  • For West Indies, Jermaine Blackwood and pacer Kemar Roach have been standout players in Test cricket in the past twelve months.

Expect Bangladesh to beat West Indies by a comfortable margin.

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Match Preview

Host Bangladesh will be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on West Indies in the 1st Test of the series at Chattogram.

Bangladesh have announced their Test squad for the upcoming two-match series against West Indies. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, pacer Mustafizur Rahman and opener Shadman Islam make their comebacks to the Test squad. Mominul Haque will continue to lead the Test side for this two-match series.

On the other hand, West Indies will face uphill battle after their Test regulars like Jason Holder, Shane Dowrich, Shimron Hetymer, Shai Hope and Roston Chase opted out of the Bangladesh tour. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite has been named captain of the side for this series.

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Teams Preview

Bangladesh

For home side, the return of Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman will bolster the batting and bowling resources for this Test series.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the experienced players like Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan to make notable contributions in this opening encounter.

Shadman Islam and Najmul Hossain Shanto will fight it out for a place in the playing XI. Wicket-keeper Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun and Mominul Haque will need to deliver crucial runs in this contest.

Given the pitch conditions, the side will go with two spinners in Nayeem Hasan and Taijul Islam. Given Ebadot Hossain poor return with the ball, Mustafizur Rahman will form new-ball combination with Abu Jayed for this opening clash.

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Mehidy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Mominul Haque, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shadman Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal

Bangladesh Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Iqbal 64 80 3 1 80
M Rahim 64 55 4 2 116.36
M 64 43 3 3 148.84
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Saifuddin 9.0 0 51 3 5.67
M Rahman 6.0 0 24 2 4
M Hasan 10.0 2 18 2 1.8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Saifuddin 9.0 0 51 3 5.67
M Rahman 6.0 0 24 2 4
M Hasan 10.0 2 18 2 1.8
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Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI

Mominul Haque (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Mohammad Mithun/Hasan Mahmud.

West Indies

The visitors will take heart from the fact that they have performed well in the three-day practice game played against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite showed excellent form with the bat and scored 85 runs in the first innings against BCB XI, whereas John Campbell also looked in good touch and produced scores of 44 and 68 respectively.

The big positive from the warm-up game was Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua De Silva and Kyle Mayers getting to spend time at the crease and producing decent scores.

It will be interesting which players get to make their Test debuts for West Indies. Nkrumah Bonner and Kyle Mayers might make their debut for West Indies in this series opener.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the pace trio of Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel and Alzarri Joseph to make crucial breakthroughs. Rakheem Cornwall and Jomel Warrican will be prominent spinners for this game.

West Indies Actual Playing XI:

Kemar Roach, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Jomel Warrican, Kyle Mayers, John Campbell, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Sheyne Moseley, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kraigg Brathwaite

West Indies Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Powell 47 49 2 2 95.92
N Bonner 31 66 2 0 46.97
R Reifer 27 46 1 0 58.7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Joseph 10.0 0 48 2 4.8
R Reifer 10.0 0 61 2 6.1
K Mayers 7.0 0 34 1 4.86
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Joseph 10.0 0 48 2 4.8
R Reifer 10.0 0 61 2 6.1
K Mayers 7.0 0 34 1 4.86
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West Indies Predicted Playing XI

Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Joshua De Silva (wk), John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Rakheem Cornwall, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds

Traditionally, the wicket is going to good for batting for the first three days. Spinners will definitely come into the game on the last two days of the Test match. The weather forecast for Test match is going to be bright and sunny.

Venue Details

Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram is going to host the opening game between Bangladesh and West Indies.

Bangladesh will take heart from the fact that they have managed to win a Test match against West Indies played in 2018.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the all-important toss and bat first on this wicket. The last two Test matches have been sides that have batting first.

Winning Prediction

After analysis of both the squads, Bangladesh will start as clear favorites to win this opening game against West Indies. With Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman showing excellent form in the ODI series, the team management will be hoping that the trio can continue their merry ways in the five-day format.

Expect Bangladesh to beat West Indies by a comfortable margin.

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