West Indies face Bangladesh in the first T20 international match on Saturday, July 2 at the Windsor Park in Dominica from 11 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The West Indies cricket team sealed the Test series against Bangladesh with a 10-wicket win in Gros Islet. Kyle Mayers’ 146 set up the victory for the hosts. The Caribbean team lost their recent T20Is against India but the form of captain Nicholas Pooran will be a big positive.
West Indies beat England in the last T20 international series at home with Rovman Powell, Jason Holder and Akeal Hosein being the top performers for the hosts.
Bangladesh come into this T20I series having lost four of their last five matches in this format. The visitors also lost to West Indies in the T20 World Cup in 2021. However, the Bangladesh cricket team did win a series each against Australia and New Zealand in this format in 2021.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st T20I odds
Parimatch odds: West Indies: 1.42, Bangladesh: 2.80
10CRIC odds: West Indies: 1.42, Bangladesh: 2.79
Betway odds: West Indies: 1.40, Bangladesh: 2.80
Betwinner odds: West Indies: 1.44, Bangladesh: 2.75
1xBet odds: West Indies: 1.44, Bangladesh: 2.75
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
West Indies vs Bangladesh head-to-head in T20Is
West Indies have the upper hand in the head-to-head records against Bangladesh, winning seven of the 13 matches in this format. They won the T20 series on their tour of Bangladesh in 2018.
The Bangladesh cricket team won the last T20I played in the Caribbean against the hosts.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st T20I probable playing XI
West Indies: Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Shamrah Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (captain & wicket-keeper), Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh, Obed McCoy.
Bangladesh: Litton Das (wicket-keeper), Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Munim Shahriar, Mahmudullah (captain), Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shohidul Islam.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st T20I top picks
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran is the top pick in this match. The West Indies captain was the top run-scorer with 184 runs in the recently concluded T20I series against India. The 26-year-old scored a 22-ball 40 in the T20 World Cup last year against Bangladesh.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan has scored 1908 runs at an average of 22.44 and taken 119 wickets at an economy rate of 6.67 in his T20 international career. The all-rounder was awarded the Player of the Series against West Indies back in 2018.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st T20I prediction
West Indies were the dominant side in the recently concluded Tests against Bangladesh. The hosts also beat the Bangladesh cricket team in the T20 World Cup last year. The West Indies cricket team will be the favourites in this encounter.
Bangladesh were victorious in the last T20 international series in the Caribbean against West Indies in 2018. The visitors can mount a challenge in this match.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st T20I playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 30°C
Wind: 11 km/h