Bangladesh Wins Toss In 1st ODI, Sends West Indies In To Bat

Shakib with 4 for 8 bowls out Windies for 122

Bangladesh looking slightly stronger than West Indies but West Indies have the potential to thrash any team on their day.

In his first worldwide match after a one-year ban, Shakib picked up 4-8 as Bangladesh bowled out West Indies for 122 in 32.2 over.

The game is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM IST and the live score and commentary can be seen on FanCode and Cricbuzz in India. After winning the toss, Bangladesh captain Tamim put West Indies to bat. On the other hand, the West Indies board have sent an inexperienced squad and nearly all the players are touring the Sub-Continent for the first team. West Indies is playing with completely new and inexperienced players.

All-rounder Shakib was back after being given a two-year ban by the International Cricket Council in October 2019, with one year suspended, for failing to report approaches from a bookmaker. The spinners were also really good. Batsmen will enjoy batting on this track.

Bench: Jahmar Hamilton, Kjorn Ottley, Keon Harding.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (C), Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman. Led by Tamim Iqbal, the hosts have a good blend of youth and experience in their side, with Shakib Al Hasan providing balance as the primary all-rounder. In the first ODI he picked up 4 wickets by just conceding 8 runs and scored 19 runs with the bat. In the West Indies side, Mayers was the top scorer with 56 runs.

After Bonner's departure, Kyle Mayers and Rovman Powell repaired the damage adding together 59 runs for the sixth wicket partnership before Powell was caught behind by Mushfiqur Rahim off debutante Hsasan Mahmud when West Indies' total was 115 for the loss of six wickets.

Mustafizur Rahman can get 3 to 4 wickets, especially while bowling first. He can also be tried as a captain for the grand leagues. Alzarri Joseph created a lot of chances without any reward. He picked 48 wickets in 28 matches.

Debutant left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein impressed with the ball for the visitors, taking 3-26.

Bangladesh looks stronger and much experienced than West Indies squad, they are expected to win this match.

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