We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for West Indies vs Bangladesh Match at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium
The last three Tests produced results at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia. In the same period, the spinners picked 18 wickets.
Showers are forecast on Days 3, 4, and 5. The West Indian pacers will try to take advantage of any possible moisture due to precipitation.
Probable West Indies & Bangladesh Teams for the Match
Probable XI for West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Gudakesh Motie, Jayden Seales
Probable XI for Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mehidy Hasan, Ebadot Hossain/Shoriful Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Power Players for West Indies vs Bangladesh Match
Kemar Roach walked away with the Player of the Match award for taking 7 wickets in the first Test. In his last three appearances at St Lucia, he has picked 14 wickets.
Kraigg Brathwaite prefers to occupy the crease for longer periods and pile on the agony. He has amassed 912 runs, including the highest score of 212 in 11 Tests against Bangladesh.
Shakib Al Hasan was the only batter who scored a half-century for Bangladesh in both innings at Antigua. He will also be a key figure with the ball going forward. His dual role makes him an eternal favourite in fantasy leagues.
Smart Picks for West Indies vs Bangladesh Match
Kyle Mayers picked 2 wickets in both innings at Antigua. Also, it’s not to be forgotten that he scored an unbeaten 210 in his debut Test against Bangladesh in 2021.
Tamim Iqbal might have scored only 154 runs in his last 6 innings against West Indies, but in his last 6 Tests, he averages 47.
Although Mehidy Hasan failed with the bat in the first Test, he managed to grab 4 scalps with the ball in the first innings. He rarely disappoints fantasy players.
John Campbell and Nkrumah Bonner may not display flamboyance in their stroke play, but they rarerly throw away their wickets in Test cricket – an aspect extremely beneficial in fantasy cricket game.
On the other hand, Jermaine Blackwood likes to score quickly. His counterattacking ability has bailed West Indies out of trouble in the past. He got 63 in the first innings at Antigua.
Alzarri Joseph too rewarded the fantasy players handsomely by bagging 6 wickets in the opening Test. He has taken 18 wickets in his last five Tests at home.
Bangladesh will be worried about the ongoing lean patch of Mominul Haque. His last 10 innings scores read 4, 0, 0, 9, 2, 5, 5, 2, 0 and 37.
West Indies vs Bangladesh Match Preview
West Indies came up with a strong bowling performance in both innings of the first Test to defeat Bangladesh. The hosts will be high on confidence given their quality seam attack. On the other hand, the tourists will have to bat better if they are to compete in the second Test. When the two sides last met at St Lucia in 2014, West Indies prevailed by 296 runs.
Time: 24 June, 7.30 PM IST