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A couple of days after claiming a comfortable victory over Bangladesh in the first Test, West Indies retake the field to finish the business. The hosts claimed an emphatic seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in Antigua and took a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series.
Kemar Roach stole the show for the West Indies, picking a five-wicket haul in the second innings. The veteran pacer was awarded the player of the match award for having seven scalps to his name in the first Test.
West Indian head coach Phil Simmons was full of praise for the positive energy in the camp, as the recent results have buoyed the players.
West Indies came into the series on the back of a 1-0 series victory over England back in March. Hence, Kraigg Braithwaite and Co. have a real opportunity to claim their second consecutive series victory on home soil against an opposition which is clearly under the hammer.
Bangladesh have found itself in an apparent mess in red-ball cricket. The Asian side were obliterated against South Africa, which showed no evident improvement in the series defeat to Sri Lanka. A change in leadership had no effect whatsoever, as Shakib Al Hasan could not inspire Bangladesh to a victory in the first Test against West Indies.
The top order has been a concern for Bangladesh, which came to the floor as a batting collapse against West Indies. However, their bowling attack offered some hope, with Mehidy Hasan taking four wickets in the first innings.
Both teams could go in with the same lineup as the first Test. West Indies should undoubtedly stick to the winning combination unless forced into a change.
We might see some changes in the visitors’ camp, with Anamul Haque getting the nod ahead of the misfiring Najmul Hossain Shanto. Mustafizur Rahman might also find himself on the bench after an underwhelming performance in the first Test.
Match: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test
Venue: Gros Islet, St Lucia
Date & Time: June 24 at 7:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: FanCode
Pitch Report: The pitch will be a tricky one for batting conditions. The fast bowlers should generate bounce from the surface. Moreover, as the Test match progresses, the spinners will come into play with the cracks emerging on the wicket.
Matches Played: 19
West Indies Won: 13
Bangladesh Won: 4
Bangladesh: Mominul Haque, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c) , Litton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Yasir Ali, Taijul Islam, Mehidy Hassan, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Rejaur Rahman Raja, Mustafizur Rahman, Nurul Hasan Sohan
West Indies: Kraigg Braithwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Raymon Reifer, Joshua Da Silva, Devon Thomas, Anderson Phillip, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales
Probable Playing XI:
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Nurul Hasan (Wk), Mehidy Hasan, Ebadot Hossain, Khaled Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
West Indies: Kraigg Braithwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Raymon Reifer, Joshua Da Silva, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales
CREX XI Suggestion:
Wicket-Keeper: Liton Das
Batters: Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, John Campbell, Jermaine Blackwood
All-Rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Kraigg Braithwaite, Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bowlers: Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Khaled Ahmed
Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
Vice-Captain: Kraigg Braithwaite