COC Cricbattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips: Bangladesh vs West Indies on December 17
Join Daily Fantasy League & Win Prizes: CircleOfCricket.CricBattle.com
West Indies and Bangladesh face each other in the final chapter of Windies 2018 tour, with the hosts having triumphed 2-0 in the Test series followed by a 2-1 thumping in ODI series. Now both will aim to take an early lead in the first T20I. Tigers have not been doing well in the shortest version of the game. They have won just four out of the thirteen T20 internationals they have played since the start of this year and two of those came against the mighty Caribbeans, which certainly gives them edge ahead of the series. The Carribeans have lost nine and won just two out of the eleven completed T20I fixtures they have played this year. The most recent assignment in this format was against India in October 2018. It was a three-match series held which they lost 0-3. They will aim to end their five-game T20I losing streak and start series on a positive note against Tigers. Both teams have played eight T20 internationals against each other with the scoreline tied on 4-4. In their most recent clash in August 2018, Bangladesh got the better of the Windies to win the T20I series at Lauderhill in Florida.
Best economical pick – Tall and well-built Oshane Thomas has a perfect physique for a Windies fast bowler. His pace can be threatening even on flat tracks and the 21-year-old has already picked up four wickets in the two games. If he can send the top order packing home soon, Windies will be right on top in the contest.
Top captains & vice captains – The Caribbean hopes will mostly rely on Shai Hope, who was their most successful batsman in the recently concluded ODI series with 297 runs. He was sent to open in ODIs and an opening partnership in this format alongside Evin Lewis could be fruitful. The team will need him to carry on with his good form into the shortest format.Tamim Iqbal is going to be the key man for the hosts. He was in brilliant form in the ODI series with scores of 12, 50 and 81* in the respective matches and was well supported by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan with scores of 55*, 62 and 16* respectively.
Smart pick – Bangladesh's second-highest scorer and top wicket-taker in T20Is, their captain and No.1 all-rounder Shakib al Hasan will have the responsibility to finish the Windies tour on a high by winning the three-match series. He has form on his side too, having managed a half-century and three wickets in the ODI series.
Cautions Pick – The 29-year-old batsman from Trinidad, Darren Bravo made a return to the ODI team after a gap of two years and the comeback wasn’t a memorable one for him by any means. He managed to score only 56 runs in the 3 match ODI series.
My XI – Shai Hope (Captain), Tamim Iqbal (Vice-Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Oshane Thomas, Nicholas Pooran,Carlos Brathwaite, Mustafizur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan, Liton Das, Rovman Powell