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West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st T20I: Toss Prediction, Match Prediction, Powerplay Score and More

Prior to the two side's face-off at the Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica in the first T20I, here is what numbers suggest could happen when the two teams meet in the series opener.

Saurabh GangulyAuthor

Updated - 02 July 2022 05:11 PM

Prediction of the Game

After a two-match Test series between West Indies and Bangladesh, the two teams will now face off in a three-match T20I series beginning on July 2. While the Bangla Tigers were completely blown away by the home team in the longest format of the game, the touring side will look to bounce back in the shortest format. Having said that the West Indies can be a dangerous side in this format as well and are the only team in the world to win two World Cups in this format.

Prior to the two side's face-off at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica in the first T20I, here is what numbers suggest could happen when the two teams meet in the series opener.

1. Toss Prediction

For the purpose of toss prediction, let us have a look at the toss record of both these teams in their last 3 T20Is. The West Indies last T20I series was against India. In the three-match series, the Windies won two tosses which means a 2/3 toss record in the given sample size. Meanwhile, Bangladesh's last three T20Is came against Afghanistan and Pakistan. While they played two T20Is against Afghanistan, before that it was a series against Pakistan. They have a 100 per cent toss-winning ratio in their last three T20Is. Based on this stat, predicting Bangladesh to win the toss.

2. Win Possibility

The previous head-to-head record between these two teams in T20Is suggests an advantage for West Indies. The two teams have played 13 games with the Men from the Caribbean winning 7 of these. On 5 occasions, it was Bangladesh side who emerged victorious with one game ending without any result. So at the start of the series, given West Indies' reputation as a T20I side as well as their superior record against the given opposition, the Windies are expected win this match.

3. Team of the Day

In this segment, the home team is being backed. They will carry the confidence of their Test series win into this series. Moreover, they like this format of the game with several big-hitting batters in their ranks who can clear the ropes at will.

4. Powerplay Score

Based on West Indies's scores which they managed in their last 3 T20Is, their average score is 51. Meanwhile, Bangladesh had a mean powerplay score of 35 in their last T20I series against Afghanistan. Taking these into consideration, while West Indies are expected to score over 45 runs in the first six overs, Bangladesh could end up with fewer runs.

5. Average Score

Previously two T20Is have been played at this venue both of which were staged in 2014. Taking the average 20 overs score into consideration, the first innings score at this venue could be around 155.83.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the author’s point of view. They neither reflect the opinion of SportsTiger nor advise anyone to make any prediction based on this. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same.

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