Whereas humiliation was the principle final result then, Bangladesh have an even bigger consequence dealing with them now. The present tour of West Indies is their penultimate on this cycle’s World Check Championship, as they combat their very own demons. They’ve simply been knocked over by Sri Lanka at residence, after getting hammered by South Africa beforehand.
There may be, nonetheless, some respite for the guests from their drawn warm-up match on the Coolidge Cricket Floor final week. Tamim Iqbal bounced again from his pair in opposition to Sri Lanka with 162 in opposition to the CWI President’s XI, whereas Najmul Hossain Shanto received a much-needed fifty. Mustafizur Rahman, bowling with a purple ball after a very long time, and Ebadot Hossain additionally took three wickets every.
In the meantime, hosts West Indies are a bit in need of latest Check expertise, having solely performed a single Check collection in 2022. However the 2-1 win in opposition to England in March was reassurance that with Kraigg Brathwaite in cost, they had been maybe again on monitor.
If Kemar Roach can move his health take a look at, West Indies can threaten Bangladesh with a correct tempo assault that additionally contains Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales and newcomer Anderson Phillip.
There are additionally first-time call-ups for wicketkeeper-batter Devon Thomas and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie for the collection.
Brathwaite will lead the batting line-up along with his deputy Jermaine Blackwood, to go along with Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva and Kyle Mayers. Raymon Reifer additionally affords an fascinating selection along with his left-arm tempo and batting. West Indies have additionally included Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Shermon Lewis as reserves.
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Now that Shamarh Brooks is dropped, is it doubtless that Bonner shall be again at No. 3? Does Thomas’ inclusion imply something for Da Silva batting greater up the order, or do the selectors take an opportunity with newcomer Chanderpaul from the reserves? Will Reifer substitute Jason Holder, who has been rested? There might be a variety of questions dealing with the West Indies staff administration.
West Indies (possible): 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt), 2 John Campbell, 3 Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Jermaine Blackwood, 5 Kyle Mayers, 6 Joshua Da Silva (wk), 7 Devon Thomas, 8 Raymon Reifer, 9 Alzarri Joseph, 10 Anderson Philip/Kemar Roach, 11 Jayden Seales
Shakib ought to come out at No. 5 since Mushfiqur and Yasir aren’t obtainable. Nurul Hasan will bolster the batting unit, however Mosaddek Hossain’s kind is a priority. Mustafizur may get a spot if Bangladesh need 5 bowlers, however that will imply risking a protracted tail.
Bangladesh (possible): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Mahmudul Hasan Pleasure, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque, 5 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 6 Litton Das (wk), 7 Nurul Hasan, 8 Mosaddek Hossain, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Khaled Ahmed, 11 Ebadot Hossain
Pitch and circumstances
It’s more likely to be a straw-coloured pitch on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. Rain is not forecast over the 5 days.
Stats and trivia
*1743 hrs GMT, June 15, 2022: Anamul Haque’s call-up to the squad was added after an official affirmation.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84