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West Indies vs. Bangladesh, Only T20: Date, Time, TV Info and Preview

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MARCH 28:  Chris Gayle of the West Indies hits a boundary during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match between Australia and the West Indies at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on March 28, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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Chris TealeSenior Analyst IIJanuary 6, 2017

With their three-match one day international series now concluded, West Indies and Bangladesh now shift their attention to a one-off Twenty20 International.

The West Indians took a 3-0 victory in the ODIs against their struggling tourists, so they should have plenty of confidence going into this fixture.

 

Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts

Date: Wednesday, August 27

Start time: 8 p.m. local time, 1 a.m. BST (Thursday August 28)

Live on: Ten Sports, Neo Cricket, Star Cricket (Pakistan); Star Cricket, Star Sports (India);
BTV, Gazi Tv (Bangladesh); MTV (Sri Lanka); Fox Sports (Australia); Super Sports (South Africa); Ten Sports (UAE); Sky Sports (UK); ESPN3 (USA).

Weather: According to Weather.com, St. Kitts is likely to be hit by scattered thunderstorms throughout the day, with temperatures reaching a high of 28 degrees Celsius.

 

Overview

After the home side’s ODI series victory, these two teams now play a one-off T20 before then starting a series of two Test matches to conclude Bangladesh’s tour of the Caribbean.

For this game, there are few surprises in the West Indies squad, with leg-spinner Samuel Badree missing out due to injury.

Dwayne Bravo and Sulieman Benn also return, while Darren Bravo and Christopher Barnwell are the other players to make way alongside Badree.

The spinner’s absence may well be the biggest problem for the hosts, as he is the world’s top-ranked T20 bowler and has been in superb form this year.

However, with Benn available, as well as Sunil Narine, the home side will be hopeful they can fill the gap more than adequately.

Bangladesh, meanwhile, have a few issues to contend with including a batting unit that is short of confidence and a bowling attack that has struggled to make much impact.

They have been further undermined by the reporting of Sohag Gazi to the ICC for a suspect action, although he remains available for this tour.

With star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan suspended, things do not look very promising for the Bangladeshis, with plenty of cricket still to be played in this series.

 

Team News

West Indies (from): Darren Sammy (capt), Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

Bangladesh (from): Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shamsur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.

 

Key Players

Chris Gayle

He may have missed the West Indies’ recent T20 series against New Zealand, but Chris Gayle remains enormously important in the format.

With the potential to destroy a bowling attack from the top of the order, he could be crucial for the hosts if he can find his form.

 

Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal struggled a little in the recent ODI series, but he is still one of Bangladesh’s most destructive batsmen and he remains an important part of their lineup.

If he can gather some momentum with the bat, the visitors will be hopeful of building a big total.

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