Tuesday, July 23, 2024

T20 ICC World Tournament: Bangladesh v West Indies on ESPN3

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Defending champions West Indies will look to rebound from their opening Group 2 game at the ICC World Twenty20 against India when they take on hosts Bangladesh in the Super 10 stage on Tuesday.

Bangladesh v West Indies on ESPN3
20th Match Scoreboard, Group 2: Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka

The Windies were beaten by seven wickets by India in their tournament opener on Sunday and Bangladesh, which scraped through the Super 10 stage, will want to kickstart their campaign with a win against a very strong West Indies side.

The ICC takes a look at the key facts, approaching milestones and key battles in the upcoming game:

Key Facts:

The teams have met four times before in T20Is, winning two matches apiece. Bangladesh won the previous ICC World Twenty20 clash, at Johannesburg in September 2007.

Zimbabwe is the only ICC Full Member over whom Bangladesh has a better win percentage (won two and lost one).

Marlon Samuels has scored 170 runs in three T20I innings against Bangladesh, at a strike rate of 171.7.

Shakib Al Hasan and Abdur Razzak have both taken 42 wickets in 31 T20I innings. They are Bangladesh’s leading T20I wicket-takers.

Shakib is one of four players to score ___ ?? matches. 300 runs and take 15 wickets in ICC World Twenty20.

Approaching Milestones:

Chris Gayle needs two fours to reach 100 fours in T20Is. He has hit 68 sixes in his 37 innings.

Anamul Haque needs six runs to become the second player after Aaron Finch to score 200 T20I runs in 2014.

Mahmudullah is in line to become the fifth player to represent Bangladesh 30 times in T20Is.

Key Battles:

Bangladesh v West Indies – Anamul Haque v Marlon Samuels 

Both Anamul Haque and Marlon Samuels enjoy batting in Bangladesh. Anamul has played all six of his T20Is on home soil and has crossed the 20-run every time, helping him to become the leading T20I run-scorer in Bangladesh.

His 216 runs have come at an average of 43.2 and strike rate of 137.6. He has been in fine touch in this tournament, scoring 112 runs in three knocks, with two dismissals.

Samuels has reserved some of his best T20I batting for Bangladesh. He smashed his career best score of 85 not out on the same ground this match will be played on, off just 43 balls.

That innings in December 2012 contained nine sixes and might make him the wicket Bangladesh most want since Chris Gayle has rarely prospered against them in any format.

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