WI vs BAN Match Prediction, 3rd T20I - Who will win today's match?

WI vs BAN Match Prediction, 3rd T20I – Who will win today’s match between West Indies and Bangladesh?

West Indies would be hoping to register a series win in the third T20I.

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West Indies will be facing Bangladesh in the series-deciding third T20I at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Thursday, July 7. (Photo Source: Twitter)

West Indies will be facing Bangladesh in the series-deciding third T20I at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Thursday, July 7. This will be a must-win encounter for both sides. If the West Indies win, they seal the series while a victory for Bangladesh would mean that the series ends in a stalemate. The Windies are currently 1-0 up in the series having registered an impressive 35-run victory in the last game. Notably, the series-opener in Dominica was washed out.

While all eyes will be on the Caribbeans to complete a series win, a lot will be expected from a demoralized Bangladesh unit who found themselves short in a stiff run chase in the second T20I despite veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan remaining at the crease right till the end. Opener Brandon King laid a solid foundation with a splendid half-century before the middle-order batters Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell took them to a total in excess of 190.

The bowlers then applied the brakes on Bangladesh’s momentum with no one apart from Shakib and Afif Hossain showing resistance. Even though Shakib was the last man standing, the steep asking rate meant that it was well beyond his capacity to pull off any miracle single-handedly.

Match details

Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana

Date and Time: July 7, 2022, 11:00 PM IST

Live Streaming: Fancode

Pitch Report

The pitch at Providence Stadium, Guyana is a balanced surface. It is expected to be a paradise for the pacers who will be able to make merry on this in the initial phase of the innings and the spinners getting advantage in the middle overs. It is a batting-friendly pitch where the batters can go on to play impactful innings once they are well set in the middle and a run-fest can be expected in this contest. Therefore, the captain calling it right at the toss will be looking to bowl first.

Probable playing XI

West Indies:

Possible XI:

Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas (wk), Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh

Bangladesh:

Possible XI:

Munim Shahriar, Liton Das, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Rovman Powell:

Rovman Powell was the star with the bat for the West Indies in the last game. He was their saviour in the middle order and got good support from Nicholas Pooran. Powell decimated the Bangladesh bowling attack with his amazing power-hitting techniques in the middle and death overs and remained unbeaten on 61 runs from 28 deliveries that helped the hosts post a stiff total of 193/5.

Probable best bowler of the match

Romario Shepherd:

Romario Shepherd bowled an economical spell that made things complicated for the Bangladesh batters during the chase. Along with tidy bowling, he also registered a couple of crucial scalps to his name. Shepherd finished his spell with figures of 2/28 from his four overs at an economy of seven.

Today’s Match Prediction: West Indies to win the match.

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WI vs BAN 2022: West Indies and Bangladesh will face each other in their next match on 7th July.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.