West Indies eye series win against Bangladesh

Both teams will clash in the third ODI on Saturday

Bangladesh and West Indies are ready to face in the final ODI of the three-match series in Basseterre on Saturday.

In the first game of the series, the visiting side registered a comfortable 48-run win to take a 1-0 lead in the series, courtesy opener Tamim Iqbal’s brilliant century.

In the second game, Bangladesh looked on track to register their series win but fell short by a just three-run margin as the home side made a grand comeback in the last five overs of the match.

In the series finale, the Caribbean giants will go into the contest without star all-rounder Andre Russell, who will miss the match due to a knee injury.

In the batting department, the team will be depending on the likes of second-match centurion Shimron Hetmye, explosive opener Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis to share the burden in making sure the home side will register more than the respectable total on the board. In the bowling department, the focus will be on captain Jason Holder to lead an inexperienced pace attack, whereas Ashley Nurse and Devendra Bishoo will lead the spin department.

On the other hand, Bangladesh will be kicking themselves to go in the final game of the series without trophy already sealed.

In the batting department, the team will be relying heavily on experience trio of left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal, all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim to make sure that the bowlers will have something respectable to defend.

In the bowling department, the team will be depending on pacers Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain to dismantle West Indies batting lineup, whereas the spin department will consist of off-spinner Mehdi Hasan Miraz and left-arm spinner Shakib.

It will be the first 50-over international match at the venue in last six years, so not much can be predicted about how much score will be enough, whereas the weather is expected to stay fine throughout.

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