Date: October 29, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
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West Indies and Bangladesh will meet in match 23 of the World T20 Cup Super 12 stage match on Friday. Both teams are part of Group 1 which can easily be termed as the Group of Death with all quality sides - England, Australia, Sri Lanka as well as South Africa being part of the group. As of now, Bangladesh have lost their only match of the Super 12 round while the defending champions West Indies have lost both their Super 12 games till now.
A defeat here could well be the end of the road for either team which means both sides would want to give it their best in this match and keep fighting for a place in the semifinals.
Mushfiqur Rahim seems to be the bankable choice for the wicketkeeper's slot. This is because he is a key member of the Bangladesh lineup having been in good form and has scored more runs than the other viable option of Nicholas Pooran. Nurul Hasan bats lower down the order and is less likely to change the course of the match with keeping alone. Shakib Al Hasan seems to be the key player once again and has chipped in with both bat and ball. Evin Lewis could be another pick from the batters from other options in Mohammad Naim, Mahmudullah and Kieron Pollard - the last of whom can even chip in with the ball. Mustafizur Rahman, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul and either of Nasum Ahmed/Rubel Hossain could be the choice with the ball along with someone like Mahedi Hasan based on current form. Andre Russell is a big name and might be considered if there are 9.5 credits available.
Probable Playing XI
Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, Akeal Hosein, Hayden Walsh, Ravi Rampaul
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Wicketkeepers: Mushfiqur Rahim, Nicholas Pooran
Batters: Mohammad Naim, Mahmudullah, Evin Lewis, Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle
All-rounders: Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Mahedi Hasan
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Nasum Ahmed/Rubel Hossain (if playing)
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