| West Indies
ScheduleFriday, 22 August 2014 at 13:00 GMT / 14:00 UK / 18:30 IST
VenueNational Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada
West Indies proved their supremacy at home by winning the first One Day International against Bangladesh by a margin of three wickets with plenty of overs to spare. The home side was in trouble and lost their five top order batsmen for 34 mere runs when Denesh Ramdin and Kieron Pollard took them to stability. The hosts are one up in the series and will try to grab it by clinching the second game while the visitors will do their best to come back with a better performance.
Kieron Pollard along with Denesh Ramdin guided the Caribbeans to a comfortable victory with a 145 runs sixth wicket stand. They contributed 89 and 74 runs respectively while the top four batsmen are required to get back to the business. Dwayne Bravo was their most successful wicket taker with four while Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach and Sunil Narine should bowl according to the plans.
The opener Anamul Haque powered his third ODI ton whereas Tamim Iqbal and Nasir Hossain contributed a few runs for Bangladesh. Their middle order batting must concentrate to ensure positive results. Al-Amin Hossain was impressive with the ball while Sohag Gazi and Mashrafe Mortaza can be dangerous for the rival batsmen.
Friday August 22, 2014 @ 13.00 GMT, 09.00 local at National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada.
Heavy rain can disturb the match with the temperatures around 26-27ᵒC.
Bangladesh will go for batting if they win the toss
A fair surface that will be equally good for batting and bowling
West Indies – Dwayne Bravo (C), Darren Bravo, Kirk Edwards, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaiul.
Bangladesh – Mushfiqur Rahim (C), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Shamsur Rahman, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi, Taskin Ahmed.
West Indies are likely to enhance their lead to 2-0.