West Indies are full of confidence after routing Bangladesh in the first test by an innings and 219 runs.
The Bangladeshi batsmen are struggling in these conditions and they will have to find a way out to counter this West Indian attack.
West Indies have won just one of the past six test matches they have played at the Sabina Park.
Our PickWest Indies are favorites to win
Who Will Win Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test?
West Indies decimated Bangladesh in the first test, winning by an innings and 219 runs. Having gone 1-0 up, the hosts will now look to clinch the series in the second and final test to be played at the Sabina Park in Jamaica. The match will be played from July 12 with live action scheduled to begin at 10 AM local time each day.
WI vs Ban 2nd Test: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sky Sports Cricket, Fox Sports, SuperSport
Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith and Shai Hope all scored big in the first test. Brathwaite, the leading run-getter for West Indies in tests, cracked a century and the team will want the opening batsman to carry his form into the next game. Kieran Powell too made a decent contribution while Shai Hope with two test hundreds and four fifties will be the main man in the middle order. The Windies have lost Kemar Roach to a hamstring strain and their bowling will now depend heavily on Shannon Gabriel. The speedster who claimed a fifer at Antigua has been in top form and he can be expected to do some early damage with the new ball. Miguel Cummins and skipper Jason Holder took five wickets apiece and they can again cause problems for the Bangladeshi batsmen.
West Indies Predicted Playing 11
Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (c), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel
Bangladesh Team News & Playing 11
They got bowled out twice in 60 overs and will need to make massive improvements in the batting department ahead of the second test. For that to happen, the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan will all have to step up and play the big innings. Nurul Hasan's 64 was the only positive in their batting and the visitors will be hoping that he can continue from where he left off. Abu Jayed was the most impressive among the seam bowlers with three wickets and it will be crucial that he makes a few early strikes with the new ball. Bangladesh's spin attack will rely mainly on Mehidy Hasan who also picked up three scalps along with skipper Shakib who is the leading wicket-taker for the team in tests.
Bangladesh Predicted Playing 11
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mominul Haque/Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Kamrul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
WI : W L D W L
BAN : L L D L L
West Indies vs Bangladesh Betting Odds
West Indies, after that huge win in the opening test, are the obvious favorites amongst the bookmakers to win the second test at very short odds of 1.42 on Betfair and 1.36 each on Betway and Bet365. Bangladesh are big underdogs at 5.50 on Betway, 6 on Bet365 and 6.40 on Betfair. The odds for this match to end in a draw stand at 6, 6.50 and 7 with the respective bookmakers.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Prediction
There has been only one drawn test match at the Sabina Park since 1999. Although rain has been forecast for each day of the game, it may not be enough to prevent a result. And with the Bangladeshi batsmen struggling to adapt to the conditions, backing a draw here does not seem like a good idea. West Indies have won just one of their last six tests at this venue and they will look to improve that record. The hosts are high on confidence after having recorded their biggest test victory at home in the last match and we predict them to win this second test and take the series 2-0.
Final Verdict: Back West Indies to beat Bangladesh in the second test at 1.36 each on Betway and Bet365 and 1.42 on Betfair.