Monday’s action in the Cricket World Cup comes from Taunton where the West Indies take on Bangladesh and since making promising starts to the tournament both these sides have been finding it tough going.
West Indies lost to England by 8 wickets at Southampton on Friday and they now have 1 win, 2 defeats and 1 no result against their name. Windies lost an important toss and after being asked to bat first they were bowled out for 212 in 44.4 overs with Pooran top scoring with 63. England crashed off the chase in just 33.1 overs to leave West Indies without a win since their opening match.
That sole West Indies victory came against Pakistan by 7 wickets at Nottingham and other subsequent results include a 14 run defeat to Australia at the same venue whilst only 7.2 overs of play were possible in an abandoned game against South Africa.
West Indies face New Zealand and India after this and they need to get back in touch with the top 4 before they finish against Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. In the outright tournament betting West Indies are now trading at 2/1 to reach the semi finals.
Nicholas Pooran is leading run scorer for West Indies with 137, Chris Gayle has 107 and Shai Hope has 90. Oshane Thomas is leading wicket taker for West Indies with 6, Sheldon Cottrell has 5, Andre Russell and Jason Holder both have 4.
This is how West Indies lined up against England last time out.
Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (capt), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Bangladesh were frustrated by rain which completely washed out their scheduled meeting with Sri Lanka last Tuesday. They were favourites to win that game but they remain stuck on 1 victory alongside 2 defeats plus the point earned from the no result.
Earlier results comprise of a 21 run victory over South Africa at The Oval and they ran New Zealand close at the same venue in their second outing, losing by just 2 wickets when tasked with defending 244. After that Bangladesh were no match for England in Cardiff where they went down by 104 runs.
Bangladesh can currently be backed at 20/1 to reach the semi finals.
Shakib Al Hasan is the top run scorer for Bangladesh with 260, Mushfiqur Rahim has made 141 and Mahmudullah has 94. Mohammad Saifuddin is leading wicket taker with 6, Mehidy Hasan has 5 and Mustafizur Rahman has 4.
This was how Bangladesh lined up against England last time they took to the field
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mustafizur Rahman
Head to Head
The teams have met 37 times with Bangladesh winning 14, West Indies have won 21 with 2 no results,
The teams met 3 times just before this tournament started in a tri-series in Ireland and Bangladesh won all 3 matches by margins of 8 wickets and 5 wickets (twice).
In 2018 there were 6 meetings. Bangladesh won 2-1 in the Caribbean and they were also 2-1 winners on home soil in the return.
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West Indies 4/9
Note prices quoted are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
There is still a lot of cricket to play in the round robin stage but both these teams have ground to make up on the likes of England, India, Australia and New Zealand and hence this has the look of a must win game.
Bangladesh have had the better of recent meetings and West Indies who look plenty short enough in the match result betting but preference is for the total match sixes market and at a venue where the boundaries are not the longest 14 or more gets the vote.
Total Match 6s, over 13.5 at 9/10