Ever since the pandemic brought the whole world to a standstill, there has been little going on in the sports world, compared to the past. The Bangladesh cricket team has not played cricket against an international in the last nine months. But the wait is finally over with the arrival of the West Indies Team. Cricket fans all around Bangladesh are excited about the match and they have been counting down the days to the Bangladesh vs West Indies match.
When will Bangladesh vs West Indies Match Take Place?
The Bangladesh vs West Indies match will start next Wednesday, January 20th, and will continue until February 15th. The first ODI will take place at 11:30 am BDT. The Bangladesh vs West Indies match will take place at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. Fans who were looking forward to the match have already bought their tickets. The Bangladesh vs West Indies match will take place while maintaining basic health precautions.
Bangladesh vs West Indies Match 2021
For the Bangladesh vs West Indies match, the Bangladesh team will play under a new captain, appointed last March, the very capable Tamim Iqbal. Shakib Al Hasan will be returning to his side as well after his one-year ban. A squad of 18 was chosen by the Bangladesh selectors. This is including three newcomers to Shoriful Islam, Mahedi Hasan, and Hasan Mahmud.
Over the past nine months, the West Indies team has played five Tests and three T20Is. This has left many of the players exhausted and a number of their key players are missing from the team. It resulted in their selection panel scrambling after a two-year gap to find the next best players, among whom they picked Jason Mohammed as captain.
Rovman Powell, a strong middle-order batsman, is the most experienced cricketer in the West Indies squad. Captain Mohammed, Alzarri Joseph, Vice-Captain Sunil Ambris, and Batsman RaymonReifer have played this format, but the other nine cricketers have no experience with ODIs.
Bangladesh vs West Indies Match In the Past
The West Indies team was whitewashed in the last Test in Bangladesh and lost the ODI series. Shakib-Tamim played an important role in bringing success to the team in those two series. Shakib returned to the field with the Bangabandhu T20 Cup after more than a year of overcoming the ban. But he could not do his best in that tournament. He will be desperate to get back on track against the West Indies at home.
Tamim, the new captain of ODIs, will also lead the team from the front by performing. All in all, both eyes are on the series. Tamim scored the second-highest 143 runs in two fifties in the ODI series against the Caribbean in 2016. Shakib’s run was 95 in one-fifty. He took three wickets with his left-arm spin. This is a great indicator of how current Bangladesh vs West Indies match might go.
Bangladesh vs West Indies Schedule 2021
First ODI: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka (Wednesday, January 20 – 8:00am GMT, 2:00pm local time)
Second ODI: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka (Friday, January 22 – 8:00am GMT, 2:00pm local time)
Third ODI: Zahur Ahmed Chowdury Stadium, Chattogram (Monday, January 25 – 8:00am GMT, 2:00pm local time)
Bangladesh preliminary squad: Tamim Iqbal Khan (c), Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Al Amin Hossain, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Md. Shoriful Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Hasan Mahmud, Md Mithun, Saif Uddin, Liton Kumer Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Md Mahmud Ullah, Mehidy Hassan Miraz, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Taijul Islam, Musaddek Hossain Saikat, Nasum Ahmed, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Parvez Hossain Emon, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Mahadi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Rubel Hossain
West Indies squad: Jason Mohammed (c) Sunil Ambris (vc), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Keon King, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer.
We are all very excited about the Bangladesh vs West Indies match. This will set a precedent for how future matches will be played with the ongoing global pandemic. We are looking forward to seeing how well the Bangladesh team plays for this match because the odds seem to be in their favor.