Bijoy must wait for his opportunity, says Domingo

Head coach Russell Domingo said Taskin Ahmed and Anamul Haque Bijoy were unfortunate as Taskin’s exclusion from the second ODI and play Mosaddek Hossain was due to matchups and conditions.

Domingo also stated that Bijoy must wait his time because there are others ahead of him in the pecking order.

“Yes absolutely. Bijoy has done fantastically well but I like to be fair as a coach. The player that’s in the squad, must get the first chance. The player that’s coming into the squad must then wait his turn, like [Yasir Ali] Rabbi. He [Rabbi] travelled with the team for a long time and then he eventually got his turn. He’s now in the squad he’s got to wait for his opportunity because the player who’s in the squad ahead of him, should play first.

“Taskin was hugely unlucky. Just the conditions. Not difficult to figure out that any seamer who can bolw cutters and spin the bowl away from the right handers is going to be a better option. His slower deliveries are generally off-cutters coming into the right handers. Just getting the ball away from the right-hander seemed to be the better option here and that’s why we have two left-arm seamers at the moment. Taskin will play. He has been fantastic for us in this format. Just because of the conditions it’s unfortunate,” Domingo said.

Domingo has differed from captain Tamim Iqbal, who hinted that he was willing to test the bench strength but coach doubted whether conditions along with the matchups will let them make too many changes heading into the third ODI at Guyana.

Although Bangladesh has already won the series, Domingo believes the scenario will not allow for many alterations.

Bijoy, Ebadot Hossain, and Taijul Islam are the only players from the ODI team who have yet to play in the series.

“It’s tricky. I would really love to play Bijoy but that’s another right-hander in our line-up and I feel we really need to have left-handers in that particular line-up. So maybe not too many changes in the batting line-up. He is the only batsman who hasn’t played a game yet in fifty overs format but he is a right-hander and I would like to have as many left-handers as possible in the line-up. So, I wouldn’t like to tinker with that,” Domingo said a day ahead of the third and final ODI.

“The pitch conditions mean we have to plan an extra spinner, so, very difficult to play all the other fast bowlers since there is nothing in there for them at the moment. You want to play everybody but you need a balanced team suitable for those conditions. So might not be possible [to make many changes] tomorrow,” he added.


West Indies vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket

The 3rd ODI of Bangladesh Tour of West Indies 2022 will be held between West Indies and Bangladesh on 16 July 2022 at Providence Stadium, Guyana.

West Indies (WI) and Bangladesh (BAN) meet in the third ODI on Saturday 16 July. This is the final game of their three-game streak, with Bangladesh sealing the streak 2-0.

The Tigers rehabilitated after disappointing earlier on the tour. They recorded a six-wicket win in the first ODI and backed that up with a nine-wicket win in the next.

With their win on Wednesday, they also took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Their bowlers were impressive once again as they bowled the West Indies for just 108 in 35 overs. Mehidy Hasan picked up four wickets while Nasum Ahmed picked up three. The guests prepared the game again with a brilliant ball control.

Their batsmen then made easy work of the comeback to finish the game in just 20.4 overs, with captain Tamim Iqbal scoring an unbeaten fifty to lead from the front. In doing so, Bangladesh once again proved they are a far better unit in the ODI format and recorded an all-out victory.

Meanwhile, after dominating Tests and T20Is, things have gone wrong for the West Indies in the one-day series. They failed to break the 150 mark for the second time. Their performance in the second game was worse compared to the first.

Match Preview

West Indies meets Bangladesh on Saturday in the 3rd and final ODI of the series. Another miserable batting performance cost the West Indies hugely as they lost the 2nd ODI by 9 wickets and also dropped the series. They were sent at-bat first on a difficult surface, crumbled for just 108 runs in 35 overs. Keemo Paul was the top scorer with 25* unbeaten runs. It’s a matter of pride for the hosts to win the 3rd ODI to avoid whitewashing. Skipper Nicholas Pooran has to make a mark ahead of time as he just managed to score 18 runs in the series.

After losing the previous Test and T20I series on this tour, Bangladesh put up inspiring performances to win the ODI series with one game remaining. They beat West Indies by 9 wickets in the 2nd ODI to take a 2-0 lead. Spinners Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Nasum Ahmed steal the show again and later Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das handle the formalities for the visitors. They don’t want to be satisfied with that and are aiming for a 3-0 win.

Bangladesh are expected to make some changes and give chances to players on the bench. On the other hand, West Indies can play this game with almost the same team.

Pitch Report

Because of the space at this venue, spinners can put the best pressure on batters and are the deadliest choice for taking wickets. On a challenging surface, both teams will find it difficult to chase around 225 in total.

Weather Report

Providence Stadium, Guyana, is forecast to be around 33°C with a humidity of 60% and wind speeds of 19-22 km/h.

Toss prediction

The toss plays a key role in the 3rd ODI 2022 between West Indies and Bangladesh. Based on our toss prediction, the team that wins the toss may decide to bat first according to the weather forecast and field conditions.

Predicted Playing XI

West Indies:

Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph


Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das/Anamul Haque, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nasum Ahmed/Tajiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman/Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam/Ebadot Hossain.

Tamim Iqbal has shown a lot of maturity with the racquet so far this series, hitting 83 runs in 2 matches with a best score of 50*. He is expected to continue his good form in this match.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz wreaks havoc on the West Indies batters with his spider web. In 2 games of this series he has sacked 7 wickets on an economy of 3.82 with best numbers of 4 for 29.

Nasum Ahmed is the most frugal bowler in this series so far. In 2 games he has scalped 3 wickets with an impressive economy of 1.94.

Shai Hope hasn’t had the best of the series so far, as he only hit 18 runs in 2 innings. He’s still a good buy for your fantasy teams given his experience and wicket-keeping skills.

Najmul Hossain Shanto shows pure class in the early stages of his career. He has yet to score half a century in ODIs. Overall, he added 150 runs in 10 games with the highest score of 37.