West Indies face Bangladesh in the second Test match on Friday, June 23 at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

The West Indies cricket team emerged victorious in the first match of the series and a win here will seal the series for the hosts. Kemar Roach provided the impetus with the ball for the West Indies as they sealed a comfortable seven-wicket victory. Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite scored 94 runs in the first innings and fellow opener, John Campbell, scored a fifty in the second. West Indies are expected to field the same lineup in this game. 

The first Test was a forgettable one for the visitors. Bangladesh scored just 103 runs in the first innings and the batters struggled in the second too. Shakib Al Hasan was the lone warrior with the bat while Mehidy Hasan Miraz took four wickets in the first innings. Shoriful Islam is back to full fitness and is expected to return to the lineup in the second Test. 

West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test odds

Bet365 odds: West Indies: 1.80, Bangladesh: 4.00, Draw: 4.00

10CRIC odds: West Indies: 1.76, Bangladesh: 3.83, Draw: 3.99

Betway odds: West Indies: 1.72, Bangladesh: 3.75, Draw: 4.00

Betwinner odds: West Indies: 1.80, Bangladesh: 3.98, Draw: 3.98

1xBet odds: West Indies: 1.82, Bangladesh: 4.04, Draw: 4.04

 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 Tests

West Indies have the upper hand in the head-to-head records against Bangladesh, winning 13 of the 19 matches in this format. They also won both Tests in their tour of Bangladesh in 2021.

The Bangladesh cricket team last won a Test in the Caribbean in 2009 when it white-washed the hosts in a two-match series.

West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test probable playing XI

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), John Campbell, Raymon Reifer, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Da Silva (wicket-keeper), Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Kemar Roach.

Bangladesh: Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Tamim Iqbal, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Litton Das, Nurul Das (wicket-keeper), Mustafizur Rahman, Ebadot Hossain, Shoriful Islam. 

West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test top picks

West Indies: Kemar Roach is a no-brainer in this match. The 33-year-old pacer picked up seven wickets in the first Test of the ongoing series. In the second innings, his five-fer derailed the Bangladesh middle-order and ensured that the hosts had a small target to chase.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan displayed his all-round abilities in the last match. He picked up a wicket in an economical spell along with scores of 51 and 63 with the bat. The visitors will be banking on their skipper to deliver once again.

West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test prediction

West Indies were the better side in the first match of the series. The West Indian seamers kept the Bangladeshi batters under check as the visitors were unable to cross the 250-run mark in both innings. The hosts will be favourites to clinch the series in this Test.   

On the other hand, Bangladesh had a poor batting display in the first innings and the top-order failed again in the second innings. They face another uphill task in St. Lucia in the surge for a positive result.

West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd Test playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 31°C

Precipitation: 25%

Humidity: 72%

Wind: 28 km/h