Guyana is set to host the third and final ODI between the West Indies and Bangladesh on July 16, Saturday. The Tigers won the first two ODIs and won the series. They are now considering a laundering to end the series on a high. The series is not part of the ICC ODI Super League.
Bangladesh and West Indies have played 43 ODIs so far, with the Windies winning 21 games and their opponents 20. Their victory in the second ODI was their 20th against the Windies. ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal was delighted with the way his side performed in the series. He talked about knocking it down in the ODI series and it turned out exactly that way.
“The dressing room was not the happiest (after the Tests and the T20I) but everyone wanted to win. It’s a great feeling to win, but there’s still room for improvement and more boxes need to be ticked. The target is clearly the next ODI World Cup next yearsaid Tamim after the match was over.
Meanwhile, the West Indies ODI team is a work in progress in the absence of its experienced players. Nicholas Pooran has taken over as white ball captain from Kieron Pollard who has retired from international cricket. Also missing from the team are Jason Holder and Andre Russell. Dwayne Bravo also announced his international retirement last year. Thus, the team lacks experienced players.
“Losing the toss was tough for the hitters. We have to find different ways to score. The guys tried but it didn’t work. We definitely have to bat properly, to win games we have to put runs on the board and find a way to play ODI cricket better. We have to stick together and hopefully we can improve.” said Pooran after the second ODI defeat.
WI vs BAN: Weather Forecast and Pitch Report from Providence Stadium, Guyana- Bangladesh Tour Of West Indies 2022, 3rd ODI
The weather in Guyana has been a bit changeable throughout the series. The overs had to be cut from the first ODI after the rain spoiled the party. The match starts at 7:00 p.m. IST (9:30 a.m. local time). The temperature should stay around 30 degrees and the weather should remain cloudy with periods of heavy showers. There is a 90% chance that it will rain, which could interrupt game progress.
Overall, the venue has hosted 24 ODIs with 13 matches won by the first bowling team and 10 matches won by the pursuit team. The average score in the first round is close to 230 and drops to 200 in the second round. If the weather stays good, we can expect a good game between the two teams.
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