Friday, 4 March 2011

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 - Bangladesh vs West Indies, World Cup 2011, 19th match West Indies Won the Match

Bangladesh playing XI: Tamim Iqbal,Imrul Kayes,Junaid Siddique,Mushfiqur Rahim (wk),Saqibul Hasan (c),Raqibul Hasan,M Ashraful,Naeem Islam,Abdur Razzak,Shafiul Islam,Rubel Hossain

West Indies playing XI: Devon Smith,Chris Gayle,Darren Bravo,Ramnaresh Sarwan,S Chanderpaul,Kieron Pollard,Devon Thomas (wk),Darren Sammy (c),Nikita Miller,Sulieman Benn,Kemar Roach


Saqibul Hasan, Bangladesh skipper has won the toss and has no hesitation in opting to bat first on Mirpur pitch that is expected to be good for batting.
Saqibul reckons pitch will get slower during West Indies chase and says his decision to bat first was helped by the fact that his side defended the target against Ireland in the last match.
West Indies captain, Darren Sammy would have also batted if he had won the match and feels his side is up for the match.
Both teams are unchanged for this game.
Darren Sammy and his West Indies team will go in search of back-to-back wins at the ICC Cricket World Cup when they take on Bangladesh at Dhaka.
West Indies recovered from a defeat to South African in their opening match to thrash Netherlands in the second and will look for the same favorable results against the co-hosts.
Kemar Roach captured a hat-trick in his last match for the Windies and he will lead the attacking line once again as the Caribbean side looks to move closer to the quarter-finals.
The hard-hitting Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard are expected to cause major problems for Bangladesh with the bat.
But Bangladesh, in the meantime, will be no pushovers – with several bookies already picking them as the dark-horses, one who should brush aside this inconsistent West Indies side.
Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan is eyeing a win: “Obviously we want to go to the next round.
“It is not as if we have to win tomorrow because we will have three more matches but a win will surely take us a step forward.”
Sammy wants his team to play to their reputation and forget about rankings.
“You can say Bangladesh are ranked higher than us, but we have to go out and play to the best of our ability,” Windies captain Sammy said.
“We won’t be taking them lightly, but at the end of the day, they are beatable, we have done it before. We have a game plan and we will go out and execute it.”
They are expected to name an unchanged team for Friday’s clash. The West Indies are also expected to field the same team that beat the Dutch.

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