World Cup 2019: Match preview West Indies vs Bangladesh

Aliha Ejaz

TAUNTON: The twenty-third match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played today between West Indies and Bangladesh at The County Ground, Taunton.

Lying at the bottom half of the table, Windies and the Bengali Tigers will have an opportunity to get back into the race for the playoffs. While the winner would possibly move into the top half.

West Indies have played four matches in the tournament so far with one win and four losses, currently placed at number six in the points table.

Windies still have six games to go and would ideally need to win at least four of those to have a reasonable probability of progressing to the next round.

On the other hand, Bangladesh had an exceptional start to their campaign in this tournament, beating South Africa quite easily, but haven't been able to produce similar kind of performance ever since.

They are currently placed at number seven in the points table with just one win in four matches and are desperate for another win to keep their run on the track.

Bangladesh vs West Indies ODI stats:

Head to head ODI matches: 37

Bangladesh won: 14

West Indies won: 21

Tied: 0

No result: 2

Highest total: 338/7 by West Indies in 2014

Lowest total: 58 by Bangladesh in 2011

Most runs: 885 runs in 25 matches by Tamim Iqbal (BDESH) including 6 fifties and 2 centuries

Most wickets: 30 wickets by Mashrafe Mortaza (BDESH) in 18 matches played

Bangladesh’s squad for World Cup 2019: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Shakib Al Hasan (vice-captain), Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi and Mosaddek Hossain

West Indies squad for World Cup 2019: Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Kemar Roach, Andre Russell, Oshane Thomas.