World T20 2014: Bangladesh vs. West Indies Live Stream, Form Guide and Key Stats

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2014

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MARCH 23:  Dwayne Smith of the West Indies bats during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match between the West Indies and India at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on March 23, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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World Twenty20 champions West Indies will be looking to kick-start their campaign on Tuesday as they face the host nation Bangladesh.

The game takes place at 1:30 p.m. GMT at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

West Indies were defeated in their first Super 10 match after falling at the feet of a strong India team.

They now look to get the defence of their trophy up and running with a solid victory against a Bangladesh team who are the huge underdogs of the group.

Bangladesh qualified for the Super 10s after topping Group A of the preliminary rounds, seeing off the challenge of Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Nepal, but only just.

They went through by right of a superior run rate over Nepal, who tied with them on points, per

Here is a guide to both teams' recent form and how you can catch the action:

Recent Twenty20 Form Guide
BangladeshHong KongLost by 2 wickets
NepalWon by 8 wickets
AfghanistanWon by 9 wickets
IrelandWon by 44 runs
UAEWon by 4 wickets
Sri LankaLost by 3 wickets
West IndiesIndiaLost by 7 wickets
Sri LankaWon by 33 runs
EnglandWon by 7 wickets
EnglandLost by 5 runs
EnglandWon by 5 wickets
EnglandWon by 27 runs


The tournament is covered in full live in the UK by Sky Sports and streamed on Sky Go. It is also being shown on ESPN3 in the U.S.


West Indies Looking To Make Their Mark

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The defending champions found it tough going against a superior Indian side when they opened their campaign with a comprehensive loss. 

As reported by BBC Sport, the West Indies crawled to a total of 129 runs for seven wickets with Chris Gayle managing to score 34 of the poor total.

It was a sluggish performance from a side who have much more talent than they displayed on the night. They had no reply to the excellent swing attack of India with dot balls aplenty for the bowling side.

Ex-South African batsman Jonty Rhodes passed comment on the trophy holders.

He said to BBC Sport: "We were disappointed with West Indies but India did not allow them to play the way they wanted to. West Indies need to come up with a plan B."

Aijaz Rahi/Associated Press

A plan B is exactly what they need. With only two teams proceeding from the Super 10s, they will need to put Bangladesh to the sword and put runs on the board to help with their scoring rate, which could now become a vital element for qualification. 

Captain Darren Sammy was philosophical after the game, saying, per BBC Sport, "We know what our top order can do. It's just one game down, we have three more to go. We are not pressing panic buttons, we will regroup and come back strongly."

Bangladesh will struggle to contain the West Indies on Tuesday, but the defeat to India may make them realise they will find it very difficult to retain their crown in Asia. 


A Bangladesh Surprise?

Even as the host nation, the Bangladesh team struggled to get out of the first group stages, almost surrendering their place to Nepal.

They inexplicably lost their final game of the preliminaries to Hong Kong in Chittagong, per ESPNcricinfo.

They restricted the minnows of world cricket to just 114 for 8, but were still unable to close the match out after losing their last seven wickets for a paltry 23 runs.

Such form will see them destroyed by the West Indies if repeated, and they will have to raise their performance levels to please the home fans.

Despite the loss to Hong Kong, the Bangladesh side is better than that. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Shakib Al Hasan could hold the key to any success that they might have on Tuesday. The player has been in good form in recent times and has three T20 half-centuries to his name, per ESPNcricinfo.

As possibly Bangladesh's most talented cricketer ever, he could sting the West Indies and cause one of the biggest shocks in the history of the shorter form of the game.