In the first of the three ODI matches between Bangladesh and West Indies at Warner’s Park, Bangladesh registered a convincing victory to take 1-0 lead. With the subsequent ODI scheduled on December 11, 2018, at Shera Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka, the hosts will look to extend the lead while the visitors will be keen on staging a comeback and make it one all. A closely contested match is on the cards provided the Windies put their act together.
Like 20 million fantasy leaguers, you too will be looking forward to create a virtual playing 11 that can help you earn decent cash and recognition. So, we have put together a set of practical selection strategies to help you ace fellow fantasy leaguers. Read on and stay enlightened.
Get as many top order batsmen as you can, of course, while keeping the credit in perspective. The top order batsmen will be getting more chances to score vis-a-vis the lower order batsmen. Liton Das for his stroke filled 40-something makes his way to your batting order while Shai Hope is also a worthy inclusion. Your other options include Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shimron Hetmyer, and Kieran Powell.
Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Mushfiqur Rahim are your best bets for the middle order, as each one of them can play the waiting game as well as make some swift runs.
Since both teams are replete with all-rounders, you are simply spoilt for choices. However, Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, and Mahmudullah can be the best options to boost your points.
Opt for at least two spinners, as the pitch is likely to aid spin. Two fast bowlers will be sufficient if, since your team already includes many all-rounders. The ideal bowling combination should include Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Oshane Thomas and Kemar Roach.
|Match||Bangladesh vs. West Indies, 2nd ODI|
|Match number||ODI no. 4072|
|Time||13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30, Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45|
|Venue||Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka|
|Match days||11 December 2018 – day/night match (50-over match)|
|Series||West Indies tour of Bangladesh 2018/19|
|TV Umpires||Ruchira Palliyaguruge|
|Reserve Umpire||Gazi Sohel|
|Match Referee||Jeff Crowe|
Until West Indies don’t get their act together, Bangladesh will be the clear favourites. Form, fitness or home advantage, the hosts have everything going their way at the moment.