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Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11. BAN vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction

A warm-up before the Tri-Series Final? With the West Indies causing Irish heartbreak courtesy of Sunil Ambris on Saturday, a Windies-Bangladesh Final is all but secured. But, form and places in the final World Cup squads are still up for grabs. This is, by no means, a simple dress-rehearsal for the Tri-Series Final.

West Indies have found the going with the ball a little tough in their last two games. After picking up just two wickets in their failed defence of 261 vs Bangladesh, they were then carted around by Andy Balbirnie before achieving a record chase. So, improvement is needed from Jason Holder’s men, and they will have two bites at the cherry given they have qualified for the Tri-Series Final on Friday. Can they improve a sorry recent record against Bangladesh?

Bangladesh would have been annoyed to have had their Ireland game washed out. Their win over the Windies earlier in the tournament was mighty encouraging, headlined by a strong bowling effort, strong top order performance and successful return of Shakib Al Hasan. The weather in Dublin will continue to be cool, but rain is forecast to stay away, so Bangladesh have an opportunity to build further confidence.

Key to a Bangladesh win

West Indies’ opening partnerships in this series reads: 365, 89 and 84. They have been able to set a platform in all three games they have played in, so the powerplay is a key period for Bangladesh to make inroads. Indeed, they were able to restrict West Indies even after conceding an opening stand of 89 in their previous meeting, but they can increase the pressure even further with early wickets. Shai Hope, who has three centuries in his last four games against Bangladesh, is a thorn in their side. Sunil Ambris is coming off an amazing 148 to get the Windies home vs Ireland, so breaking this stand as soon as possible will be crucial. Can the Bangladeshi seamers ensure the economical Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz can build some pressure on the middle order?

However, if Shai Hope is a thorn in Bangladesh’s side, then Tamim Iqbal is also a thorn in West Indies’. In his last seven ODIs against them, Tamim has scored 510 runs at an average of 102. He will be key again in thwarting the Windies’ pace attack, along with Soumya Sarkar who was in the runs last time out. With a middle order capable of scoring big on its day, a platform is the order of the day for Bangladesh, allowing the likes of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah to play with freedom. The middle order hasn’t been tested yet this series, so look to Bangladesh batting first if they get the chance.

Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11. BAN vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction - Who will win?
Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP. Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11 – Shakib’s inclusion has been key.

Key to a West Indies win

Sunil Ambris plus the efforts of the middle order was encouraging vs Ireland. The strong opening partnerships have set the tone nicely for the Windies this series, and more of the same will be the order of the day. But, the Windies middle order was poor last time out vs Bangladesh, so any good start by the openers needs to be capitalised on. More importantly, if there is an early wicket or two, then a steadying hand from the likes of Darren Bravo and Roston Chase is important. With the pitches playing well in this series, a strong start is vital, backed up well by the middle order against Bangladesh’s spinners and late-over efforts.

Also, West Indies have taken 7/591 in their last 95 overs. It is an expensive return with little reward, which is something they need to improve on ahead of the World Cup. The wicket of Tamim Iqbal will be key, so the question is who will step up? Kemar Roach and Sheldon Cottrell will be out for better outings than vs Ireland, with Shannon Gabriel tasked with building on his 2/47. Bangladesh are prone to losing quick wickets, as was the case in the powerplay periods in their last series against New Zealand, so the onus is on the Windies quicks to create chances and put Bangladesh’s middle order under pressure. Can the West Indies get the better of Bangladesh’s “big four”?

Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11. BAN vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction - Who will win?
Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11 – Sunil Ambris played a blinder vs Ireland.

Possible Playing 11

Taskin Ahmed could get a chance as he is in with a chance of making Bangladesh’s final 15 for the World Cup. According to reports in Bangladesh, Mohammad Saifuddin will be rested and Abu Jayed is set to make his debut.

Bangladesh: 1. Tamim Iqbal, 2. Soumya Sarkar, 3. Shakib Al Hasan, 4. Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5. Mohammad Mithun, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Sabbir Rahman, 8. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9. Mashrafe Mortaza, 10. Abu Jayed, 11. Mustafizur Rahman/Taskin Ahmed

It remains to be seen if John Campbell is fit enough to return in this clash. He has not played since his huge innings vs Ireland. If he does, it could be at the expense of Fabien Allen.

West Indies: 1. Shai Hope (wk), 2. Sunil Ambris, 3. Darren Bravo, 4. Roston Chase, 5. Jonathan Carter, 6. Jason Holder (c), 7. Fabien Allen, 8. Ashley Nurse, 9. Kemar Roach, 10. Shannon Gabriel, 11. Sheldon Cottrell

Dream11 Prediction

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Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11. BAN vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction - Who will win?
Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11

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Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11. BAN vs WI Preview Dream11 Prediction - Who will win?
Ireland Tri-Nations: Bangladesh vs West Indies Preview Dream11

Stats and Facts

  • Bangladesh have won five out of their last seven ODIs vs West Indies.
  • Shakib Al Hasan is two wickets away from 250 in ODIs.
  • Both teams are all but through to play in the Final on Friday.

Match Prediction

Bangladesh will be keen to get back on the field, and I have a feeling their good record of late vs West Indies will continue.

Thanks for reading!

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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