The Caribbean side has travelled to Bangladesh to play the hosts in a 3-match ODI and 2-match Test series over a month. The hosts have managed to put up a strong squad for the fixtures while the visitors are looking to field a fresh and young squad with the experienced lot backing out due to COVID fears.
The series starts with the 1st ODI held at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium, Mirpur at 11 am IST. The pitch here at Mirpur has always been slow and on the lower side with the side expected to bat first if they win the toss.
Even though West Indies leads the head-to-head, the Bangladesh have made significant inroads in the past few years, paving way for an interesting contest.
Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Dream11 Team Suggestion
After analyzing the performance of each players from the teams, the Ideal Fantasy team suggestion for this game would be:
Wicket Keeper: M Rahim and L Das (VC)
Batsman: T Iqbal, S Ambris and S Sarkar
All Rounder: S A Hassan (C) and R Reifer
Bowler: R Hossain, A Joseph, T Islam and K Harding
BAN vs WI Dream11 Team predictions: Wicket-keepers
Mushfiqur Rahim has a huge role to play in the middle order like he has done on numerous occasions in his illustrious career. He has been one of the best wicket-keepers from the country and is longing to perform.
Liton Das was looking in imperious touch when the side faced Zimbabwe last year. He has averaged just above 32 and has a healthy strike rate of 95.23 so far.
Joshua Da Silva will be making his ODI debut in this series after the likes of Andre Fletcher and Nicholas Pooran refused to turn up for the series. The young prodigy has just played one international game where he amassed 60 runs and took two important catches. On the other hand,
Jahmar Hamilton who will be his backup also lacks experience but has a lot of potential to make it big in the international arena.
BAN vs WI Dream11 Team predictions: Batsmen
Tamim Iqbal has been handed over the skipper cap in this series after being a top-class player for the side in over a decade. He will be looking to end his career on a high in the 2023 world cup and the only way he could do is, score consistently.
On the other hand, Soumya Sarkar has been a handy left-handed batsman who has been a regular feature in the eleven over the last five years.
Najmul Hossain Shanto’s hasn’t lifted off particularly well with no performances to highlight. It will be an important series in terms of his career.
Jason Mohammed has a big job in hand as the skipper and what better opportunity for him to pile some runs. He has been inconsistent with the willow and would be itching to do well.
Rovman Powell also needs to shoulder the responsibility having played over 30 ODIs in hos career. Sunil Ambris is a solid and a technically sound player who will be one of the important components of the batting lineup with an average of 44.70 and a strike rate of 97.17.
Andre McCarthy has a huge chance to make his mark after finding his place in the squad.
BAN vs WI Dream11 Team predictions: All-rounders
Bangladesh’s greatest all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has returned to the Bangladesh squad after facing a one-year ban from international cricket. He will be a big factor for the side to succeed in this series.
Mahmudullah is another underrated all-rounder in the side who as risen to the occasion time and again. Having scored 2764 runs and taken 43 scalps, he has a big task in hand. Mehidy Hasan is more of a bowling all-rounder who is a tough customer at home. He has taken 14 wickets at a superior average and strike rate, making him an important part of the side.
Mohammad Saifuddin bowls medium fast and has gradually made his space in the eleven with 14 wickets in his kitty.
John Campbell showed why he is a class act when he blasted the Ireland bowling lineup two years ago. Despite playing just the five ODIs, he is a dangerous candidate.
Nkrumah Bonner is making his way to the squad after a gap of eight years. He has had a good couple of years in the game and would be looking to a good job in his second stint.
Rahkeem Cornwall should play a big role on slow Bangladesh tracks having already grabbed 13 wickets in just 3 matches. Kyle Mayers has played several T20 leagues but his effort of making it to the ODI squad has been a huge story one shouldn’t miss out.
Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI Dream 11 predictions: Bowlers
Taskin Ahmed is looking like someone who will lead the pace attack in the days to come. He has taken 45 wickets in 32 games and bowls with pin point accuracy.
Rubel Hossain brings a lot of experience to the table as the veteran quick is known to pick wickets with the old white ball. Mustafizur Rahman is an X-factor bowler who has taken over 109 wickets in a short span and at an amazing strike rate of 26.47.
Taijul Islam has just taken baby steps in his career with the left arm orthodox spinner having a lot to achieve. Hasan Mahmud is yet another young talent who should be backed and given a long stint in the international scene.
On the other hand, West Indies bowling attack looks a lot sorted and settled as opposed to their batting. Shannon Gabriel who leads the bowling department has taken 33 wickets in the limited overs whereas his partner Kemar Roach needs to bring his A game to rattle the Bangladesh batting lineup.
Alzarri Joseph who usually bowls in the middle overs and in the death has been highly effective with his variations. He has accounted for 48 scalps in 28 ODIs so far.
Veeraswamy Permaul will be the specialist spinner who is looking to cement his spot in the side with the likes of Roston Chase not available.
BAN vs WI Dream11 Team predictions: Predicted winner
The betting platforms and the prediction experts are expecting the hosts to have a huge advantage in this ODI series. According to Bet365 and Betway, Bangladesh is expected to start their home run with a win whereas the visitors need a good effort.
BAN vs WI Dream11 Team predictions: Where to watch?
The ODI series between Bangladesh and West Indies will be live streamed on Ban Tech in Bangladesh and on the Star Sports Network in India. In addition to this, the match can also be viewed on Hotstar app and Willow TV.