Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
This ground has hosted only five World Cup matches till now and almost all of them were high scoring. So, this time also the track is expected to offer excellent support to the batsmen with a flat track. However, bowlers will also get some help due to the overcast conditions expected during the match.
Team winning the toss is expected to bat first because chasing becomes a bit difficult on this ground.
Total Matches played: 5
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won batting second: 2
Average scores in both innings
Average 1st innings score: 289
Average 2nd innings score: 274
Like previous matches, rain might be a spoiler as Taunton is expected to be covered with clouds the entire day. The temperature is going to be nearly 15 °C, and the humidity will be in the mid-80s.
Team News: West Indies
Andre Russell looked in some problem in the previous match, so, his inclusion in the team is not sure. Other than him the team management might include Ashley Nurse in place of Shannon Gabriel.
Probable playing XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmeyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite/Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Team News: Bangladesh
Bangladesh team might go unchanged in this match. They are likely to go with the same playing XI that took the field against England.
Probable Playing XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Musfhiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Rubel Hossain, Mushrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rubel Hossain
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas
Standings in the ICC ODI points table
Bangladesh – 8th place with 85 ratings
West Indies – 7th place with 86 ratings
Head to Head in World Cup
Total matches played– 4
West Indies win– 3
No Result: 1
Both the teams have started their World Cup campaign in a grand fashion but lost the momentum later on. Let’s see which team gets the victory in this match to gain the lost momentum.
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