West Indies beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in the rain-affected first T20 international at Basseterre to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The hosts will look to seal the series when the two teams face-off in the second T20I to be played on August 4. The match will be hosted by the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida. Live action is scheduled to begin at 8 PM local time.
WI vs Ban 2nd T20: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sky Sports Cricket, Fox Sports, SuperSport
The venue has hosted five completed T20 internationals till date out of which four have been won by the side batting first. So the toss-winning skipper may be tempted to bat first.
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for WI vs Ban 2nd T20...
West Indies Team News & Playing 11
WI Team News
West Indies are unlikely to make a change to their side after the convincing victory in the first T20 international. Andre Russell was promoted at no. 3 and the strategy paid off as the allrounder played a match-winning knock. The hosts could send him at that position in this game as well.
WI Key Players
Evin Lewis has played two T20Is at this ground and has a century in one of those. The opening batsman is having a strike-rate of around 195 here and he is going to be the key man for the West Indies. Marlon Samuels has scored the most runs for the side in this format after Chris Gayle and the team will expect a big knock from him apart from Andre Russell whose blazing 21-ball 35 took the game away from Bangladesh last time. Kesrick Williams will pose the main threat for the Bangladeshi batsmen. The fast bowler claimed a four-wicket haul at Basseterre and has been performing well of late. Samuel Badree is the team's best bowler in T20 cricket. The leg-spinner has 54 wickets in 48 matches and the Windies will back him to do well here.
WI Recent Form
West Indies have now won two out of the six T20 internationals they have played since the start of this year. In the first game of the ongoing series, the hosts did a good job with the ball restricting Bangladesh to a below-par score and then displayed a good chase even after losing a couple of early wickets.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Evin Lewis, Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Carlos Brathwaite (c), Ashley Nurse, Samuel Badree, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
BAN Team News
None of the Bangladeshi players were reported to be injured at the time of writing. No changes are expected in their side for this second T20I.
BAN Key Players
Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh's leading run-getter in the 20-overs format and has one hundred and five fifties to his name. The opening batsman was dismissed for a duck in the last game and he will be looking to make amends this time. Liton Das showed promising signs with his knock of 24 and the team will have huge expectations from him. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim are the others who will need to step up. Mustafizur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers at Basseterre. The pacer has taken 37 T20I wickets and he seems the most threatening among the seamers. Shakib, however, remains the trump card for Bangladesh. The allrounder is the leading wicket-taker for the side in this format and it will be crucial that he bowls well.
BAN Recent Form
The seven-wicket loss in the last game was Bangladesh's fifth consecutive defeat in the 20-overs format. After being sent into bat, the visitors put up an average performance and scored 143/9 in their 20 overs. With the ball, they managed to give the Windies a scare by removing both their openers early on but failed to defend their total in the end.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
WI : W W L L L
BAN : L L L L L
WI vs BAN Head to Head
WI vs BAN Head to Head
West Indies and Bangladesh have now played six T20 internationals against each other. While the former have won four of those, the latter have won two.
The Windies have now won the last three completed matches they have played against Bangladesh in this format.
Matches Played: 6, West Indies Won: 4; Bangladesh Won: 2
Bangladesh vs West Indies Betting Odds
West Indies are firm favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this second T20 international at very short odds of 1.45 on Betfair and 1.44 each on Betway and Bet365. Bangladesh on the other hand are huge underdogs and are being offered at a much higher price of 2.62 on Betway, 2.75 on Bet365 and 3 on Betfair.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd T20 Prediction
West Indies registered a comprehensive victory in the opening game of the series and have put Bangladesh under pressure who now must win this encounter to keep the series alive. The visitors would have been very disappointed after that loss as at one stage they had the hosts pinned to the mat at 10-2 in the second over. Bangladesh have not played at this venue before whereas the Windies have played three T20 internationals here in the past and have wins in each of those. Brathwaite and his men will be familiar with the conditions at Lauderhill and we therefore predict them to win this match and seal the series.
Final Verdict: Back West Indies to beat Bangladesh in the second T20I at 1.44 each on Betway and Bet365 and 1.45 on Betfair.