West Indies vs Bangladesh 2nd ODI: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
West India 271 (49.3) – 268/6 (50) Bangladesh
WI won by 3 runs
ODI 2 of 3 (Tied 1-1)
The debacle in the recently concluded 1st ODI may have dented the confidence of Chris Gayle and Co. but with two matches still left in the series, the excitement is far from over.
WI vs BAN 2nd ODI Prediction
Bangladesh put up a good fight in the last match, proving once again that they are a force to reckon with in limited overs cricket. However, West Indies will be eager to make amends and level the series at the Providence Stadium without much fuss. Mashrafe Mortaza’s men may stage yet another resistance, but this West Indian side has enough firepower to overcome that. We back the home side to win the 2nd ODI at Guyana before going into the decider.
Betting Tips and Odds
In spite of the result of the previous match, bookmakers at Bet365 have West Indies at 1.50 and Bangladesh at 2.62 for the upcoming game. Betway backs the Caribbean nations at 1.50 while SpinPalace is marginally shy at 1.48. Betway has a Bangladeshi win at 2.50 and SpinPalace has it at 2.45.
Expect Chris Gayle to fire and top score for the Windies. He can single-handedly destroy a team when on song, which is why Bet365 has the odds of him top scoring at 3.75. His Bangladeshi counterpart, Tamim Iqbal, also shares the same odds of top scoring for his team, and he is a slightly safer bet too, considering the lack of form of his teammates.
On the bowling front, Devendra Bishoo (4.33) may trouble the visitors’ middle order on a track that is expected to provide him some assistance. Also, look out for the promising Mustafizur Rahman (4.00) who will be eager to improve on his 2/35 in the previous match where he was outshone by his skipper.
Tamim Iqbal’s grand display of shots during his scintillating 130 not out in the first ODI may have finally salvaged a win for the visitors in their tour of West Indies, but do not expect him to be consistent with the bat. He is, undoubtedly, the most experienced opener Bangladesh has and his selection in the playing XI is well guaranteed to an extent. And that is probably why complacency kicks in and he is found wanting so often at the top.
The Tigers will need the trio of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah to fire in the middle order. The likes of Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph can be a handful on the Caribbean tracks, and with Andre Russell returning to the national team after a long hiatus, the West Indies will look to bounce back with everything they have.
This is where it gets tricky for Mortaza’s men. Not only do they have to deal with Chris Gayle at the top, but now they have a keen, determined unit of big, burly West Indian bowlers to take care of.
The fact that West Indies bat deep down the order makes it all the more dangerous for the visitors.
However, they did restrict this line-up to less than 250 runs a few hours ago, and they will be hoping to repeat the feat once more. If they do succeed, they will have their second victory on this tour and a coveted trophy to show for it.
Expected Playing XI (West Indies): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph
Expected Playing XI (Bangladesh): Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
- Date: July 26, 2018
- Time: 2:30 PM (local) / 12:00 AM (IST)
- Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana