World Cup T20 Preview : Bangladesh Vs West Indies
After having been thrashed by India, West Indies need to register their first win in the ongoing T20 World Cup when they clash against the hosts, Bangladesh later tonight. Things do not look good for the hosts as well, as they just scrapped through to the super 10s from the qualifying rounds. These two teams are considered to be a weaker side in the group, which comprises of Australia, Pakistan and India.
Inspite of Bangladesh not playing well of late, they seem to be a confident bunch. In the pre match event, their skipper, Rahim said, "We have beaten them twice in T20 Internationals and there is no reason it won`t happen again. Yes, we were all shocked after losing to Hong Kong. But this is a new phase and we have nothing to lose from here on. The other teams will be wary about us and we have no pressure on us,'' reported zeenews.
There is a need for the Bangladeshi tigers to fear the Caribbean team, as they have a huge experience of playing under such conditions. Apart from this, they also have a good number of quality players, which includes Mahmuddalah, Abdur Razzak, Mortaza, Shakib Al Hasan, Tanim Iqbal etc. But it is their quality spinners which could well hold the key, if Bangladesh are to win their opener.
But, West Indies possess some dangerous batsmen such as Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Bravo, Marlon Samuels, who could win the game single-handedly. One has to note, despite their quality as an attacking batsman, they have been found wanting against spinners. Bangladesh is aware of the fact, so it would not be surprising if they play with more than three spinners as well.