ODI Match Preview: West Indies vs. Bangladesh match prediction tips
ODI Match Preview: West Indies vs. Bangladesh match prediction tips

West Indies and Bangladesh are ready to face in the final ODI of the three-match series in Basseterre on Saturday.

The match will decide the winner of the series as both teams have managed to win one game each earlier.

In the series opener, it was Mashrafe Mortaza-led Bangladesh who emerged victorious by 48 runs in a one-sided affair.

The star of the show in that match was veteran opening batsman Tamim Iqbal, who scored his 10th century in the 50-over format and remained unbeaten on 130 off 160 balls with the help of 10 fours and three sixes. He was well supported by veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who scored 97 off 121 balls with the help of six fours.

In the second game of the series, it was the home side who snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to make it 1-1, courtesy skipper Jason Holder's brilliant last over where he managed to save seven to win the game for the Caribbean giants.

The real star of the show for West Indies in the match was young left-handed batsman Shimron Hetmyer, who scored a stunning 125 off 93 balls with the help of three fours and seven sixes.

Team News:

West Indies will go into the final match of the series without the services of star all-rounder Andre Russell, who will miss the decider due to knee injury. Keemo Paul, who took part in the second match instead of Russell, might have to make way for left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell after disappointing performance.

Cottrell has been called in as Russell's replacement and claimed four wickets in his last outing during the GT20 final on July 15.

There are increasing doubts if the middle-order batsman Sabbir Rahman's will play in the final game for the visitors, as he has only managed to score 15 runs in the two matches so far.

West Indies probable playing 11:

Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Sheldon Cottrell, Alzarri Joseph

Bangladesh probable playing 11:

Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, 6 Sabbir Rahman, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

West Indies squad:

Jason Holder, Devendra Bishoo, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Sheldon Cottrell

Bangladesh squad:

Mashrafe Mortaza, Abu Hider, Abu Jayed, Anamul Haque, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal

Key Players:

West Indies:

Shimron Hetmyer is the team's leading run-scorer in the series with 177 runs and will be looking to continue his good form, whereas Chris Gayle will be expected to fire in an all-important encounter after managing to score 69 runs so far at an average of 34.50 in two games.
Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo is West Indies' most successful bowler in the series with three wickets and will be looking to produce goods for the team once again.


Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal and veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan have been in great form for the team as they've managed to score 184 and 153 runs respectively in two innings.
In the bowling department, captain Mashrafe Mortaza is leading the pack with five wickets, and he is being well-supported by pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain, who have claimed four wickets each.

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